To do before you arrive


  • Complete Online Registration as soon as you receive the email asking you to do so. You will need this to access new student information on
  • Put your arrival date in your diary! For Undergraduates and Postgraduates on taught degrees your arrival dates will be on your School’s web pages. If you live on campus the accommodation office will email you this information.
  • Check your School web pages for information on your new course and induction events planned for you
  • Apply to Student Finance and/or secure your funding

International students:

  • Apply for your visa to study in the UK  (there is a checklist in your Pre-Departure Guide)

Postgraduate Researchers:

Students with disabilities

  • Apply to Student Finance or NHS Bursaries for your Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Complete the forms: Information and Disclosure Form (all applicants), Notification of  Medical Condition (if relevant to you), Personal  Emergency Evacuation Plan (if relevant to you)  and send to

To bring with you


  • Identification documents and your NI number.
  • If your religion means you don’t study or sit exams on any particular day, email the Director of Student and Academic Services (
  • If you are in UEA Accommodation, bring your offer letter. Printing and signing a copy of the licence will speed up key collection
  • Certificates for qualifications (if you didn’t apply through UCAS) and any other  documents you need to register on your  course
  • Enough money for your first few days – before your student loan clears or you are able to open a bank account
  • Your UEA IT username and password you generated when completing online registration. You will need this a lot.

International students (including EU):

  • Bring your passports, visas and the decision letter you received with your visa
  • Bring any documents listed on your CAS
  • Please retain evidence of your travel to and entry into the UK (tickets, boarding cards, etc.)

To do when you get to UEA


  • Register with a doctor
  • Arrange payment of your tuition and accommodation fees via Online Registration.
  • If you live off campus, register with your local council (e.g. Norwich City Council) for council tax exemption (eligible for full time students)
  • Attend your school or graduate school induction events
  • Take a campus tour
  • Check out dates for induction events for other relevant services at UEA, eg Student Services, Careers Central

International Students (including EU)

  • You will receive an email advising you on how to complete your registration. Please follow these instructions as quickly as you can after you arrive
  • Follow our guidance on how to take good quality photos of your identification documents to complete your remote registration at UEA