Visas and Immigration for study in the UK

International Welcome Programme

We were the first UK university to launch a fully online International Welcome Programme. Our free programme is specifically designed for international students and will help you prepare for student life in the UK

We know that coming to the UK to study is a big step. You may have previously studied here, or this could be your first time way from home. Whatever your previous experience, our online International Welcome Programme is specifically designed to give you access to all the information you need, helping you prepare for life as a student in the UK.

Online Information

We really care about your experience and want to make your first few weeks in the UK as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our sector-leading International Welcome Programme is fully online, so you can access it from anywhere in the world, at a time which suits you.

If you are an international applicant and you hold an offer to study with us, you will receive an email inviting you to access the course a few weeks before the start of term. Keep an eye on your inbox!

You can also access the programme through Moodle by clicking here and logging in with your university username and password.

Culture Shock

Our International Welcome Programme contains carefully selected resources to help you adjust to life in the UK. This can be very different to how things work in your own country and it takes some getting used to! We call this 'culture-shock', but with a little preparation, it is easy to overcome.

Our International Welcome Programme will help you overcome culture shock by helping you understand what to expect when you arrive in the UK. There are things you can prepare before you leave home and some things you can do after you arrive. Remember, your journey starts long before you get on the plane!

In our International Welcome Programme, you will find:

  • Help with what (and what not) to pack
  • What to expect at the airport
  • Help with opening a bank account
  • How to access health services in the UK
  • Assistance with finding accommodation
  • Help navigating the famously complex public transport system in London
  • Ideas on how to get the most out of living in London
  • How to keep yourself safe and healthy whilst you are in the UK
  • and much, much more!