When you arrive

Arriving in a new country can be scary. To help you settle in, we have written some guidance on what we think you'll need to know when you first arrive, so all you need to do is enjoy the journey!

When you arrive in the UK, there are a number of things that you need to do. Firstly, we recommend that you read our guidance on arriving at the UK border so that you are prepared for your arrival at the airport.

Once you have entered the UK, you should engage with our International Student Welcome Programme, as this will give you an introduction to the university and help you settle in.

You may need to register with your local police - this depends on your nationality. If you have a student visa in your passport, you'll also need to collect your BRP visa card once you have arrived.

It's also really important to make sure that you register with a doctor's surgery so you can access healthcare. We've explained how you can do this, as well as loads of other suggestions in our arrival tips.

Contact us

The International Student Advice Service provides free and confidential immigration advice to applicants and students of the university.

University of Greenwich graduates may also be eligible. Please see our guidance on accessing the service for more information.

Email: internationaladvice@gre.ac.uk

The information on this page is correct at the time of writing. Whilst we try to make sure the information we provide is accurate, immigration policy changes frequently. You should therefore always refer to the official gov.uk website to ensure that you have up-to-date information.