Updated 06.10.21

What support is available for international students?


The University recognises that the situation surrounding the pandemic has been particularly tough for international students. There is a range of support available, including a dedicated team within Student Services for international students – please read the full list here.

I’m travelling to UEA from a country on the UK Government’s ‘red list’ – what do I need to do?


Travel rules for entering the UK changed on Monday 4 October. If you have been in a country or territory on the UK Government’s ‘red list’ in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must:

You must do this even if you are fully vaccinated. 

You can find the full guidance on the UK Government’s website. It is important that you understand these rules as there are penalties for breaking quarantine.

I’m travelling to the UK from a country not on the UK Government’s ‘red list’ – what do I need to do?


Travel rules for entering the UK changed on Monday 4 October. Please read the full guidance on the Government's website.

Do I need to tell the university that I'm travelling to campus?


Yes. Please complete this form to let UEA know if you’re planning on travelling to campus – this allows UEA to understand who may need to quarantine in line with Government guidance after travelling from overseas, and to make sure these students have all the information and support they need. Students who need to quarantine may be contacted by the COVID Support Team after completing the form to discuss support options available.

If I have to quarantine upon arrival to campus, what support is available to me?


The University has a dedicated COVID Support Team who reach out and offer support to students that need to self-isolate/quarantine for any reason. International students will have the opportunity to discuss any specific circumstances or support needs, and will also receive check-in calls during and post-quarantine. They can also give students guidance on how to self-isolate, how to get necessary supplies and deliveries and outline what other support the University can offer such as Wellbeing services.

It’s important that you tell the University if you’re self-isolating for any reason – please do this by completing our COVID-19 and Self-Isolation Notification form. If you would like the COVID Support Team to contact you at a time of your convenience, please email sts.covidsupport@uea.ac.uk.