University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Pre-arrival

Pre-arrival information

Read our pre-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.

Information you need before you arrive

If you are a new student joining the International Study Centre, you may have some questions about what it’s like to live and study in the UK. Find out what you need to do before you arrive, visa information and what you can expect from your first few weeks.

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.

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