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We're Shrivats and Nina
We're international students here to help you explore your new home in the UK
International students, Shrivats and Nina

Top tip

Make friends with people from other countries – you can learn a lot about other cultures!


Blogs and vlogs

Check this space regularly. We'll be updating it with lots of useful tips.

How to budget

Expectations vs reality of being a student

Keeping your money safe


Essentials for new international and EU students

Check the essential things you need to do, events and information for all new University of Nottingham students:


Travel and visas

  • Before you travel check our travel and arrival guidance and information on entering the UK 
  • Still making arrangements for your student visa? See our visa information for guidance
  • If your visa includes a biometric residence permit (BRP), you can collect it at our registration events, from the Visa and Immigration Team, or (if you haven't requested to collect it from the University) from a local post office
  • Register with the police after arriving in the UK if this is part of your visa requirements
  • Check our guidance on late arrival if you will arrive after your course start date – you must make sure you can arrive before the final registration deadline and must not travel to the UK after this date

Welcoming you to Nottingham

  • We will welcome you with a full programme of orientation activities and social events at the beginning of term, hosted by the University and our Students' Union
  • Book a place on our International Welcome Programme, taking place Thursday 19 to Friday 20 September – for non-EU students only; book your place by 9 September
  • Join our Students' Union's Global Buddies scheme to be matched with a friendly mentor who will help you settle in – this is open to international and EU students
  • Read our Students' Union's welcome leaflet for international and EU students

Settling into life in the UK

  • Open a bank account and provide us with your bank details (via the MyNottingham portal)
  • Check our advice about managing your money for tips on looking after your cash, card and bank details – students are sometimes targeted by frauds so watch out for any suspicious emails, websites or phone calls
  • Read our guidance on using health services as an international or EU student
  • Read our tips on settling in and taking care of yourself. Many students experience homesickness or culture shock, and there is plenty of support available

Further information for your first few weeks

MyNottingham mobile app

Access to welcome information, your timetable, email, library account, maps and more

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