Information for international students

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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.

If you arrive in the UK and complete your quarantine between 13-17 September, you can book a timeslot to come onto campus to complete our ‘Right to Study checks’ and collect your ARU ID card. Book your timeslot on our Right to Study page and remember that you will need to bring your passport with you.

If you arrive in the UK anytime after the 17 September, you can come to our information Centre, known as the iCentre, Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00 to collect your ARU ID card. All international students in the UK must have an ARU ID card.

Please remember that if you are required to self-isolate (quarantine) on arrival in the UK, you cannot leave your accommodation and come to campus until your ten days is complete. You need to follow your classes online during your quarantine period. If you are quarantining in university accommodation, do let Residential Services know your arrival date at least 48 hours in advance.

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. You must not leave your accommodation during your quarantine - this is a legal requirement. Don’t worry we will keep your BRP safe until you can come to collect it.

All international and EU students

There is lots of help, support and advice available to all our international and EU students. Do visit our 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