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British Council Pre-departure Briefing

The British Council offers free events in country for students leaving to study in the UK. These are a great opportunity for final preparations before flying out, as well as getting to know other students studying in the UK and meeting alumni.

Please check the British CouncilLink opens in a new window website for your country for information on upcoming events. We will list events below as we become aware.

British Council Pre-departure Briefing for EU 2022

Friday 22nd July 2022 13.00 - 14.30 CEST

the British Council and UK Visas and Immigration are holding a pre-departure briefing session online for all EU students about to embark on university studies in the UK. The webinar will help incoming students prepare for their upcoming trip to the UK and clarify the Student Visa application process.

you can find more information and register here.

British Council Pre-departure Briefing for Wider Europe 2022

The British Council is hosting a virtual pre-departure briefing for students from wider Europe on Wednesday 29 June 2022, from 13:00 - 15:00 BST.

The webinar is free of charge and open to any students from the countries below.

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Turkey
  • Serbia
  • Uzbekistan

You can find more details hereLink opens in a new window.

British Council Pre-departure Briefings for East Asian Students 2022

The British Council is holding a variety of face to face and online pre-departure briefings throughout June and August 2022 for East Asian students from the countries below.

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos PDR
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Countries Dates Format Language of Delivery Further info and registration link
Thailand 25 June 2022 Face-to-face and online Local language https://www.britishcouncil.or.th/en/events/pre-departure-briefing-2022 
China 3 July - 23 July Guangzhou,
Chengdu,
Beijing,
Wuhan
Local language https://britishcouncilcn.wufoo.com/forms/rfum6fk13gykpg
Indonesia and Malaysia 3rd week of July 2022 (Date TBC) Online English Details to be available shortly at https://www.britishcouncil.my/study-uk/events-seminars/pre-departure-briefings 
Japan 27 July 2022 Online Local language TBC
Hong Kong

7 July 2022 (English)

21 July 2022 (Cantonese)

11 August 2022 (Cantonese)

Online Local language https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/PDB2022 
East Asia* 27 July 2022 Online English https://www.britishcouncil.or.th/en/study-uk/EA-pre-departure-briefing 
Singapore 5 August 2022 Online English https://www.britishcouncil.sg/pre-departure-briefing-uk-bound-students-singapore-2022
Malaysia 2nd week of August 2022 (Between 8-12, date TBC) Online English Details to be available shortly at https://www.britishcouncil.my/study-uk/events-seminars/pre-departure-briefings 
Indonesia 4th week of August 2022 (Between 22-26, date TBC) Online English TBC