Before you arrive: information for international students

We'd like to extend a very warm welcome to our students from all over the world!

To help you make your preparations to come to the UK, please visit our planning your travel pages where you'll find our pre-departure information and arrival information to help you organise your new life at ARU.

The first thing you must do is complete your ARU registration online. You will only be able to access your teaching timetable after you have registered. So, the earlier you register the earlier you will receive your timetable.

After you have completed quarantine, you can come to our information centre, known as the iCentre, to collect your ARU ID card. All international students in the UK must have an ARU ID card. Remember to bring your passport with you as ID.

If you are required to self-isolate (quarantine) on arrival in the UK, you cannot leave your accommodation and come to campus until your quarantine is completed. Get the latest advice on UK Government arrival procedures.

When you have arrived in the UK, please let us know by emailing internationalarrivals@aru.ac.uk and we can check in with you and answer any questions you may have.

Biometric Residence Permit Collection (student visa holders only)

If you chose to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from ARU (recommended) you can collect your BRP (your new visa) from the iCentre, but only after your quarantine is over. Don’t worry we will keep your BRP safe until you can come to collect it. We will email you when it has arrived and is ready for you to collect.

All international and EU students

There is lots of help, support and advice available to all our international and EU students. Once you have registered do visit our My ARU (student intranet) pages for international students to read our International Handbook, find information on opening a bank account in the UK, registering with our health service and advice on working entitlements and student visas.

The International Office will be open Monday-Friday 9.00-16.30 if you have any questions, or you can email internationalarrivals@aru.ac.uk.