University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Before you arrive

Arrival information

Read our arrival guide to find out what to do once you have confirmed your place, what to pack and what it’s like to live and study in the UK.

Prepare for success

If you are a new student joining us at the International Study Centre, you may have some questions about what it's like to study with us. To help you get the most out of your pathway programme, we’ve designed a virtual preparation course for students to get a head start on their academic adventure before arriving in September.

You’ll gain access to over 100 hours of virtual preparation. Discover more about the academic skills and study structures you’ll need to succeed in the UK. Over ten sessions, you’ll be able to plan for your personal learning outcomes so you're fully prepared to start your programme with us later in the year.

Confirm your place with us to receive access to the course. All you need to do is pay your confirmation fees and the first £6000 of your tuition fees and we’ll email you an invitation to join us. Once you have access, you’ll benefit from:

  • Valuable support in preparation for starting your pathway
  • The confidence to become an independent and effective learner
  • A welcoming international community with social meet-ups of fellow students
  • A safe space to practice your English and meet your classmates and teachers
  • Access to high-quality academic and English language materials
  • Personalised feedback from your tutors right at the start of your education journey

Information you need before you arrive

If you are a new student joining us at the International Study Centre, you may have some questions about what it's like to live and study in the UK.

To help you plan your journey, we’ve put together a useful guide with information on what to do once you have confirmed your place, what to pack and much more.

Download your pre-arrival guide.

First day of term is Monday 23rd January. You should arrive at the International Study Centre (Floor 14, Schwann Building) ready to start your Induction Programme.

Download your induction pack. It guides you through Welcome Week activities and other practical information about being a student at University of Huddersfield ISC.

Download and complete your pre-arrival form to make sure your arrival is as smooth as possible.

Your first week

During your first week with us, we organise events and activities to help you settle in. This is called ‘induction’. This includes practical things like registering for a doctor as well as a tour of the campus, town and activities to help you make friends.

Find out about visas

When you confirm an offer at the University of Huddersfield International Study Centre, the next step for most students is to apply for a visa.

Depending on the course you are applying for, and your country of residence, there are different visas you can apply for. Take the UK visas questionnaire to find out which type of visa you need.

It won’t take you long before you are accustomed to your life here and have made new friends. To help you settle in, we will organise events to help you meet your course mates and build friendships. Plus, there are lots of societies on campus you can join to meet people with similar interests to you.

We know that moving to a different country to study is exciting, but it’s normal to feel a little bit nervous too. We will do all we can to help you settle in to living in the UK. To get an insight into what you can expect from life in the UK, visit Education UK from the British Council.

There are shops on campus, and shops and supermarkets that sell food from around the world in Huddersfield town, so you will be able to find what you’re looking for. There are also restaurants serving cuisine from around the world.

Download the University of Huddersfield campus map

We’re opening – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about how you can start your course.