We recognize that students coming to a new country, living away from family and friends and with the demands placed upon them by their academic studies can experience a variety of challenges. To support their academic achievements and ensure they obtain maximum benefit from their studies, MIHE provides the following range of support services:
INDUCTION AND ORIENTATION
All new students attend an induction and orientation programme which takes place in the week prior to the start of classes. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet fellow students and members of staff who will be available to answer any questions.
Advice sessions are available to all students and take place on a regular weekly basis. They cover a whole range of issues including immigration, active help with extending visas, police registration and information on the wide range of issues commonly faced by students, including accommodation, financial difficulties, academic problems and careers advice.
This service offers confidential support to students who may be experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, family concerns, work and student related problems and adjusting to a new way of life.
ELIGIBILITY FOR NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (NHS) TREATMENT
All full-time international students who are enrolled for a continuous period of study of six months or longer are entitled to free medical treatment from the National Health Service (NHS). You can register with the local medical centre under the same arrangements as British students. Once you have registered with the NHS, most treatment is free. Charges are made however for prescriptions, dental care and optical checks. If you require treatment for a pre-existing medical condition you may be charged for such treatment. In such cases, it is advisable to consider taking out health insurance.