Useful Links

UK

UK Home Office
The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, counter-terrorism, police, and science and research.
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/

British Nationality
This website provides information about British citizenship and other forms of British nationality.
http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/

Working in The UK
This website provides details of most of the categories available to people who want to come to the United Kingdom to work. You should make sure you read the eligibility requirements in full before you applying as each category has different requirements.
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/

Life in The UK Test
This site helps you to prepare for the Life in the UK Test that is now required for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK or British citizenship.
http://www.lifeintheuktest.gov.uk/

UK Visas
The UK Border Agency considers applications for permission to enter or stay in the United Kingdom (UK) through our visa services around the world. Please use this website to apply for a visa to come to the UK.
http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/

UK Identity & Passport Service
Everything you need to know about passports
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Passports/index.htm

The British Monarchy
The official website of the British Monarchy. Information on the history of the Monarchy, today's royal family and the Royal Art and Residences
http://www.royal.gov.uk/

National Health Service (NHS) - UK
Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK
The FCO website includes the latest travel advice, news, foreign policy work, careers info, registration services, country profiles and advice for businesses.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Department for children, School and Families - UK
The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services. All statutory guidance and legislation linked to from this site continues to...
http://www.education.gov.uk/

Business Link - UK
Business Link is a free business advice and support service, available online and through local advisers.
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/

London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange: stock prices, charts, indexes, up to date news, listed companies, at the heart of the global financial market
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm

Britain Tourism
If you're planning a holiday to the UK, looking for hotels and accommodation in Britain, or simply after UK travel, attractions or events information, VisitBritain.com has everything you need to know.
http://www.visitbritain.co.uk/

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
Breaking news, sport, TV, radio and a whole lot more. The BBC informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/

USA

U.S.A. Government
USA.gov: Home page of the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information. It provides direct online access to federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
http://www.usa.gov/

The White House
WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White House history, and the federal government.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

National Institute of Health
Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research. The NIH website offers health information for the public as well as medical professionals. There's extensive information on funding opportunities and links to the many Institutes and Centers that make-up NIH such as the National Cancer Institute and the National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nih.gov/

Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
http://www.irs.gov/

Education U.S.A.
EducationUSA is a great resources for students in the following areas: study abroad, student visa, university fairs, college applications, study in the U.S. / America and financial aid information for international students.
http://www.educationusa.state.gov/

Business Link
Business.gov provides information and resources that help small businesses comply with federal, state and local business laws and government regulations.
http://www.business.gov/

New York Stock Exchange
NYSE, New York Stock Exchange
http://www.nyse.com/

NASDAQ
The NASDAQ Stock Market - Official site of The NASDAQ Stock Market featuring free stock quotes, stock exchange prices, stock market news, and online stock trading tools at NASDAQ.com.
http://www.nasdaq.com/

CNN
CNN.com International delivers breaking news from across the globe and information on the latest top stories, business, sports and entertainment headlines. Follow the news as it happens through: special reports, videos, audio, photo galleries plus interactive maps and timelines.
http://edition.cnn.com/

VisitUSA.com
Your guide to outdoor adventures - find photos, beach and mountain guides, best hotel rates, travel tips and more
http://www.visitusa.com/

NASA
NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.
http://www.nasa.gov/

New York City
Visit NYCgo for official NYC information on travel, hotels, deals and offers like Restaurant Week, and the best restaurants, shops, clubs and cultural events.
http://www.nycgo.com/

National Bureau of Economic Research
The NBER is the nation's leading non-profit economic research organization.
http://www.nber.org/

National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was founded in 1901 as the nation's first federal physical science research laboratory.
http://www.nist.gov/index.html

STAT-USA
STAT-USA/Internet is the trusted source for economic statistics, international market research, and trade leads from across the Federal government.
http://www.stat-usa.gov/

Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website is your best source of information about immigrating to Canada, settling in Canada, and Canadian citizenship.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

Government of Canada
Access information on Canada, its government, and federal programs and services organized into categories. Find an MP's e-mail address, the latest government news, or other Government of Canada resources by topic, organization or keyword.
http://canada.gc.ca/home.html

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
As Canada’s largest and most influential business association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government.
http://www.chamber.ca/

Passport Canada
This website contains information about Passport Canada.
http://www.ppt.gc.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng

Health Canada
Notices concerning the Health Canada website: copyright, permission to reproduce, hyperlinking, official languages, privacy notice
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/home-accueil/important-eng.php

Service Canada
Service Canada provides Canadians with one-stop, personalized access to Government of Canada services and benefits.
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

Job Bank
Home page offering the different options available on the site for employers as well as job seekers.
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/intro-eng.aspx?OfferpPage=50&Student=No

Canada Revenue Agency
This website deals with information, services, and applications that help promote compliance with Canada's tax and regulations; including forms, publications, and guides.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-e.html

Visit Canada
Visit Canada offers student and educational tours to Montréal, Québec City, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, from a long list of school and class field trip programs, as well as discount hotel and vacation reservations and information in all of Canada's major tourism destinations, including Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, Whistler, Vancouver and Victoria
http://www.visitcanada.com/

Welcome to Toronto
Welcome to Toronto! The Best information source for news and things to do in Toronto.
http://www.welcometotoronto.ca/

Toronto Stock Exchange
Discover the Canadian stock market with current stock quotes, prices and listed companies at Toronto Stock Exchange.
http://www.tmx.com/

Canada Protection Plan
One of Canada’s leading suppliers of life and health insurance that does not require a doctor’s visit or medical report. No medical exams on most of our plans, premiums as low as $15 per month, safe, private and secure, tax-free benefits.
http://www.cpp.ca/

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBC.ca is Canada's Online Information Source. Comprehensive web site for news, entertainment, sports, business, and a complete guide to CBC-TV, CBC Radio and CBC Newsworld.

Financial Services Commission of Ontario
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) regulates pensions, insurance, loan and trust companies, credit unions, caisses populaires, co-operatives and mortgage brokers.
http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/

Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants
The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultant (CSIC) website is Canada National Regulator of Certified Canadian Immigration Consultants and is your best source of information about finding a qualified Immigration Consultant to help you immigrate and settle in Canada.
https://www.csic-scci.ca/

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants
CAPIC Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants – ACCPI L'Association Canadienne des Conseillers Professionnels en Immigration (CAPIC-ACCPI) is founded on the four pillars of Education, Information, Lobbying and Recognition, created by the amalgamation of AICC and OPIC.
http://www.capic.ca/index.php

Australia

Australian Government
The australia.gov.au website is your connection with government in Australia. It links to information and services on over 800 Australian Government websites as well as selected state and territory resources. Australia.gov.au also searches over five million government web pages.
http://www.australia.gov.au/

Department of Immigration Australia
Provides access to information about Australian visas, Australian citizenship
http://www.immi.gov.au/

The Queen and Australia
Introduction to the Australian monarchy.
http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchAndCommonwealth/Australia/Australia.aspx

Department of Health and Ageing
Better health and active ageing for all Australians.
http://www.health.gov.au/

Australian Securities Exchange
Find information for the Australian Securities Exchange including stock quotes, market data, share prices, tools and resources as well as investment information.
http://www.asx.com.au/

National Stock Exchange of Australia
The National Stock Exchange of Australia - Operates a Stock Exchange in Australia focussing on small to medium and high technology companies. Australia's second official stock exchange.
http://www.nsxa.com.au/default.asp?

Australian Taxation Office
The Australian Taxation Office website offers information and assistance on all areas of taxation for the individual, business and tax and superannuation professional. It includes information on tax reform, superannuation, TaxPack, eTax, rebates, excise and has an extensive legal database with legal and policy material to aid interpretation of taxation law.
http://www.ato.gov.au/

Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia home page
http://www.aph.gov.au/

Business in Australia
A gateway to information, transactions and services to assist business people in their dealings with all levels of Australian government. Planning, starting and operating a business, registration, taxation, e-commerce, occupational health and safety, finance and legal issues, and managing staff are examples of what can be found through business.gov.au. It also provides services such as Business consultation, ABN Lookup and Government forms.
http://www.business.gov.au/Business+Entry+Point/

Australian Citizenship
Becoming a citizen represents a commitment to Australia and its people. It gives a sense of belonging because you can fully participate in all aspects of Australian life.
http://www.citizenship.gov.au/

ABC Broadcasting
Australia's leading source of information and entertainment
http://www.abc.net.au/

Department of Education - Employment
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations is the lead government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace.
http://www.deewr.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Tourism Australia
Find travel information to plan your Australian holiday. Travel to Australia & discover things to do & places to go. The official site of Tourism Australia.
http://www.australia.com/index.aspx

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
This is the home page of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website
http://www.dfat.gov.au/

Education Counselling

Student Loans Company
The Student Loans Company Limited is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government, responsible for the provision of financial support to students attending university.
http://www.slc.co.uk/

UK Student Life
Study, work, live, travel in Britain (London/England, Wales, Scotland). Guide to British culture, traditions and events. UK student life for international students at university, college or language school. Learn English. Tours and tourist information.
http://www.ukstudentlife.com/

Education UK
The Education UK website is here to inspire and guide you throughout your study abroad journey in the UK.
http://www.educationuk.org/pls/hot_bc/page_pls_all_homepage

Student Finance Direct
Going to university or college? Work out how much you could get through student loans, grants and bursaries, and apply online - plus information on repaying student loans
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance/index.htm

British Council
Connecting the UK to the world and the world to the UK, the British Council is the UK's international cultural relations body.
http://www.britishcouncil.org/new/

Scholarship Search
Find scholarships, international scholarships, postgrad scholarships, undergrad scholarships. Detailing scholarship value, closing dates & scholarship duration
http://www.scholarship-search.org.uk/pls/mon/hc_edufin.page_pls_user_studmoney?x=16180339&y=&a=220707

UK Council for International Student Affairs
We support staff who work with international students in universities, colleges and schools.
http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Post-Study Workers - UK Border Agency
This section explains how you can apply under Tier 1 (Post-study work) of the points-based system. If you graduated from a university in the UK, you can apply to stay here to work when you have completed your studies.
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier1/poststudy/

Study in the United Kingdom - UK Border Agency
This section explains how you can apply for permission to come to or remain in the UK as a student or student visitor.
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/

Student Awards Agency for Scotland
This is the home page for the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, including latest news, quicklinks and links to student support
http://www.student-support-saas.gov.uk/

Student UK
A social network created by students, for students! Advice, Features, Competitions, Free Stuff, Forums, The UKs Fastest Growing Student Site
http://www.studentuk.com/

Jobs in Research, Science, Academic
jobs.ac.uk - Search 1000's of science, research and academic related vacancies in the UK and abroad. Updated daily, easy to use job search and a free Jobs by Email service.
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/

National Union of Students (NUS)
NUS is the national voice of students helping them to campaign, get cheap student discounts and provide advice on living student life to the full.
http://www.nus.org.uk/

Universities UK
Universities UK (UUK) is the representative organisation for the UK’s universities.
http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/Pages/Default.aspx

Colleges UK
Colleges is a UK website through which students can find out about and apply for higher education, with information and services to prospective students and HE professionals.
http://www.colleges.co.uk/

Working in The UK
This website provides details of most of the categories available to people who want to come to the United Kingdom to work. You should make sure you read the eligibility requirements in full before you applying as each category has different requirements.
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/