International student handbook

The International Student Handbook

For information, guidance and advice on your time at the University of St Mark and St John, as well as answers to some of the most common questions, please see the International Student Handbook. Further useful information including pre-arrival advice and guidance on visas can also be found in the sections below.

You can read and download the whole International Student Handbook as a pdf file. Click the link below to open the International Student Handbook

International Student Handbook (adobe .pdf, 1,375 kbs)

Useful Information for Short Course Students

Participants on short courses should look at:

  • What should I bring?
  • How to get to Plymouth

 Please note that the links below are intended for full-time students who will be spending a semester or more at the University. 

Pre Arrival Information

  • International student visas
  • How to get to Plymouth
  • Luggage allowance and immigration regulations
  • Accommodation
  • Disability advice and support service
  • Medical care
  • What should I bring?
  • Payment of fees
  • Cost of living in the UK
  • Insurance

Arrival Information

  • Emergency Information
  • Police registration

Once you have settled in

  • Payment of fees

Any Further Enquiries

For answers to some of the questions that international students have asked us please click here

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, The Student Support Team can help.

You can contact Student Support via:


Telephone- 01752 636891

Alternatively you can visit Student Support on the ground floor of the HDC building.