If you are arriving from outside the UK, there are some extra things you will need to think about to ensure you are prepared for travel. The information below is to help you prepare for returning to the UK and for some students travelling to the UK for the first time.
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Travelling to the UK
We are putting in place a range of measures to support you and to help ensure that you arrive safely with no problems. We have therefore developed the following support for students returning to us this September, based on where you are arriving from.
Arriving from a red list country
Students arriving from a red list country are required to quarantine in a UK Government managed quarantine hotel, the University will cover the cost up to a maximum cost of £1,750 for any new or returning self-funding students starting their course in September 2021. If you arrive in the UK on, or after 12 August 2021, and are required to quarantine in a UK Government managed quarantine hotel, the University will cover the cost up to a maximum of £2,285. This will be available for any new or returning self-funding students starting their course in September 2021.
Support when arriving from a red list country
Airport collection service
For students due to return back this September we will be providing a free airport collection service for students from Birmingham (BHX) and London Heathrow (LHR) airports. The airport collection service will be available from Monday 9 September to Sunday 26 September 2021. You will be met by our friendly Meet and Greet team, and will travel to campus by coach. The service is free-of-charge and available exclusively for University of Birmingham students.
Book your airport collection
There are a range of different visas for students depending on your circumstances, the main visa type for students is the student route visa. Here we provide detailed information on the different types of visas available, how to protect your visa and any conditions that may be a part of your visa requirements.
Visa information for students
Information for EU students
For EU students we have produced a range of FAQs with detailed information on what to do if you have an expired CAS, an expired travel vignette and what do if you are a continuing student who needs a CAS.
FAQs for EU students
After the first year of university most students are likely move into privately rented accommodation in or around Selly Oak as opposed to living in university owned accommodation. The Living Hub help are here to offer support and information to students living in private accommodation including help finding a house, rent issues, moving out of your home and living in the community. The Living Hub are based on campus at the Bournbrook Pavillion.