Information for international students


We'd like to welcome 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.

If you are a Tier 4 student visa holder

Once you arrive in the UK, the 'UK Visas and Immigration' (UKVI) requires you to complete the second part of the registration process in person. Go to our Welcome Hub at the iCentre (Cambridge – Ground Floor Lord Ashcroft Building; Chelmsford – Ground Floor Marconi Building)

You will need to bring your passport with you to complete your registration.

Your Biometric Residence Permit (if you opted to collect your BRP from a Post Office on your visa application)

If you chose to collect your Biometric Residence Permit from ARU you can collect your BRP (your new visa) from the iCentre but remember you must do this within ten days of your arrival in the UK.

There is a lot of support and help available to international students. Find out more from our International Student Advice Service.

All international & EU students

There is a lot of support and help available to international & EU students. If you want to find out more about your working and health entitlements in the UK, information about police registration (if required) or the latest guidance on BREXIT for EU students. Our International Student Advice Service is here to help.