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Studying in the UK

Studying abroad isn’t easy but you can settle in faster with HSBC International

Supporting your international education

Studying abroad is an exciting time, and there's a lot to think about. If you've just arrived in the UK or are about to, an HSBC UK account can help you manage your money while you focus on studying. And we can help you open an account back in your home country if you haven't already, so you can get more from our international services.

  • Bank the way you want
    With an HSBC current account, you can manage your money 24/7, set up bill payments, and make transfers easily.
  • Send money to friends and family
    Easily send and receive money to over 150 destinations outside the UK online, in a branch or over the phone.
  • Enjoy HSBC benefits worldwide
    As an HSBC Premier or Advance customer with an account in the UK and back home, you can manage and move money between your accounts from one place online.
  • Your very own debit card
    Make contactless payments, pay online and withdraw cash from ATMs throughout the UK.1

We teamed up with Virat Kohli to surprise Indian students in the UK

When you move abroad for study, the opportunities can bring immense joy and excitement. But it can also be challenging as you navigate the emotional journey of moving to a new country without the comforts of home around you. At HSBC, we believe that studying abroad shouldn’t mean sacrificing your sense of belonging and that’s why we teamed up with Virat Kohli to surprise Indian students in the UK with a game of gully cricket – something that is uniquely Indian and a lovely reminder of home, and also a wonderful way to create new connections and a new sense of belonging with other students in the UK. Watch the video to see their reaction!

Making the most of studying in the UK


Learn about the ways you can fund an education overseas and how best to manage your money across borders.


Find out the top things to consider when managing your money once you arrive in your new country.


Get an overview of some of the things to think about before you arrive in the UK, to help make the move smoother.

Get started

Whether you're new to the UK or not arrived just yet, you can open an HSBC Bank Account for international students. Eligibility criteria apply.

Manage your money 24/7, set up bill payments and get your very own debit card with an HSBC Bank Account for International Students. Eligibility criteria apply.

Compare all our accounts that could suit your needs while you're in the UK.

Need an account back home?

See how we can help you open an account outside the UK and make the most of our international services once you've arrived.

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Explore our resources to support you as you start your new life in the UK.


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The small print

  1. Some cash machine owners in the UK may charge you for withdrawals. This will be shown on screen with an option to cancel the withdrawal if you want.
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