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:

  • Wednesday 14 - Friday 16 September 2022
  • Thursday 22 September 2022

Arriving on these dates will mean we have more staff available to assist you with your arrival and, if arriving on the earlier dates, you will be on campus in time for our orientation and welcome week activities.

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



Our airport collection service provides a seamless transfer between London Heathrow Airport and UEA Campus on our main arrival days as follows:

Date Coach Departure Coach Departure Coach Departure
Wednesday 14 September 10:00 11:30 16:00
Thursday 15 September 10:00 11:30 16:00
Friday 16 September 10:00 11:30 16:00
Thursday 22 September 10:00 11:30 16:00


UEA Global staff will be at London Heathrow to guide you to our coaches which will terminate at the UEA Campus.  Once on campus, our friendly team will assist you to your UEA accommodation or with onward travel.  The service costs £40 per person and is available to UEA students only.

We recommend you allow at least two hours between your scheduled flight arrival time and collection service departure.

You can book your Airport Collection Service by filling out our 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