Wherever you are travelling from, we would like to wish you a warm welcome to UEA.

We know there is a lot to think about when travelling to study in a new country and we hope to make your arrival as easy as possible.

Planning your travel to UEA

The UK government have relaxed most coronavirus-related travel restrictions and provide comprehensive guidance on arriving to the UK.
We recommend keeping yourself up to date on latest UK government arrivals advice via this website which also outlines who can be considered a fully vaccinated traveller and steps you will need to take. 

Our Travel and Transport pages can help with planning your journey to UEA once you have arrived in the UK.

International Students are encouraged to arrive on campus on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 24 January 2023- Study abroad students and exchange students taking an undergraduate programme
  • Thursday 2 February 2023- Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy & Dietetics students
  • Thursday 9 February 2023- Nursing students

Arriving on these dates will mean we have more staff available to assist you with your arrival and that you will be on campus ahead of registration for your course. 

On these dates the Student Information Zone, located in the centre of campus, will be open from 8 am to 6pm for you to collect your accommodation key and help you to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings.  Arrivals between the hours of 6pm to 8 am can collect their accommodation key from our security lodge.

So that we are able to provide a smooth transition to UEA, we require all students arriving from outside of the UK to complete our International Students Arrival Form.  You can complete this once your travel plans are made, however, if they change you are encouraged to complete the form again.


International Students Arrival Form



Most international students will need to have a visa to study at UEA.  If you are unsure whether you need a visa you can check if you need a UK visa on the UK Government website.

Student Visa International are on hand to offer advice and support with navigating the visa application process.   

Our Student Life International Advisers have provided some key information about Arriving in the UK, which includes preparing for Immigration Control.

UEA Student Visa Advice