UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

Support for international education and promote opportunities and reduce obstacles to education


  • To increase support for international education and raise awareness of its values and benefits
  • To promote opportunities for – and identify and work to reduce obstacles and barriers to – greater student mobility
  • To encourage best practice, professional development and the highest           quality of institutional support for international students throughout the education sector.

They achieve their aims by:-

  • Monitoring and influencing government and education sector policy through close contact with senior officials, policy makers, MPs, partner organisations and sector bodies throughout the UK.
  • Producing regular electronic and print publications which keep members and students up to date on current legislation, regulations and resources.
  • Delivering high quality advice line services (for both members and students/members of the public) and training which both assist with immediate areas of difficulty and contribute to greater professional expertise.
  • Supporting, sustaining and expanding a network of members committed to the ideals of international education and the highest standards of international student support.
  • Initiating and encouraging research which helps to identify key issues and areas for future investigation and development.
  • Working indirectly and in partnership with others to encourage greater mobility from, as well as to, the UK.
  • Ensuring, through support from Trustees, its specialist staff and effectively managed resources, that it delivers highly valued services for members and other stake-holders.

opening hours:

The advice line can be accessed Monday – Friday, from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. 


9-17 St Albans Place
N1 0NX

Phone: 020 7288 4330

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