Welcome to new international students
This section contains specific information for new international students.
The International Office provides unique support for EU and international students, offering guidance and advice, drop in sessions and social events.
You can find information below on how to prepare for coming to the UK, what to do on arrival and the type of support available to you once you are here.
The International Office offers a free coach pick-up service from London Heathrow Airport on the first day of the Welcome Programme. Places can be reserved online. Please note, a £25 per head baggage fee applies.
For students arriving in the UK on a different date or at a different airport we have a guide covering all aspects of travelling to Nottingham independently.
The Welcome Programme is a week of fun activities and information sessions for new international students of all study levels, running in September each year.
The programme offers the chance to get to know the campuses, meet fellow students and complete essential processes, such as registration and opening a bank account, before Week One begins.
For most people, arriving at university is exciting but can also be quite a daunting experience. To help make your first week go smoothly we have a list of tips from our Support Team and current students.
So make sure you pick up some biscuits, search out those much needed text books second-hand and drop in to the Study Abroad Fair in November.
Feeling homesick is normal for most students. Try to make the most of your experience here by getting involved in clubs and societies at your Students’ Union, exploring all that the city has to offer and finding out what the Careers and Employability Service can offer you while you study.
You can also take advantage of a wide range of facilities and support networks that are available to you.
The International Office has a dedicated team of experienced staff to support international students during their studies. This includes offering guidance and advice, resources, drop-in sessions and social events.
You can also find out the latest information online and via: