international student arrival

Information on visas, self-isolation, arriving in the UK, starting your course, what support is available and more.

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Page last updated:
21 Sep 2021

Information for international student arrival:

If you are a current student, you can find the latest information about returning to campus on our Coronavirus webpages. We will email all students if the guidance changes.

If you are planning to travel to Leeds for the start of your course in September 2021, we offer a Meet and Greet service from Manchester and Leeds Bradford Airports, as well as Leeds bus and coach stations. There are also limited dates available for London Heathrow Meet and Greet.

Please also stay up-to-date on the UK Government's guidance for traveling abroad. 

Self-isolation (quarantine) requirements

What you must do when you arrive in England from abroad depends on your Covid-19 vaccination status and where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive.

The UK Government has set out red, amber and green list rules for entering England. These categories determine whether or not you have to self-isolate and when you will need to provide a Covid-19 test. 

From 4am Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England will be simplified to a single red list of countries, and your vaccination status will determine the rules you must follow when you travel to England from the rest of the world. 

Visit the Self-isolation guidance and support page to find out what you need to do, and what support packages are available based on your vaccination status and country.

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Download your international arrival guide

This guide contains helpful tips on what to do before you arrive, when you get here, and beyond. 

self-isolation guidance and support

Important information for red, amber and green list arrivals.

Contact our global village team

get the support you need

We know that coming to university this year is more challenging than ever before. Looking after your emotional and mental wellbeing is so important. We are here for you - please get in touch with our friendly Global Village support team, and they will be able to get you the help you need. 

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