With low levels of crime, United Kingdom is a safe place to be at and pursue higher education without any fear. International students do not have to worry about their health and safety in UK for there are proper provisions at the campus for both. Also, for the ease of the international students, institutions in UK provide excellent support services, which include a dedicated international students office, international student societies, academic support, counseling support and personal tutors.
For their safety, students visiting UK for pursuing education must be well versed with the safety first guide to know about the safety measures in UK. For any emergency, they can call 999 and reach to the police, fire brigade or ambulance. And in the situations which are not an emergency, they can dial 101 or can reach to school, college or university security help desk.
Those applying for a Tier 4 student visa and coming to the UK for 6 months or longer will be required to pay an immigration health surcharge as part of their visa application fee.
Students will be required to pay £150 per year of leave granted on their visa. If the leave includes part of a year that is 6 months or less, the amount payable for that year will be £75. If the leave includes part of a year that is more than 6 months, the full annual amount of £150 will be payable. Tier 4 dependants will also be required to pay the surcharge. The immigration health charge is in addition to the standard visa application fee.
The immigration health surcharge will entitle Tier 4 students to access NHS care in the UK free of charge in the same way as a permanent UK resident. This includes at the Doctor's surgery (known as General Practitioner or GP), a Healthcare Centre or in a hospital. You may need to pay for dental and optical treatment as well as medicine prescribed by the doctor and collected from a pharmacy. There are also exceptions for particularly expensive discretionary treatments.