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 in line with 2023-2024 academic semester dates.

Our advised arrivals dates correspond to arrivals activities and support. Please note there will be dedicated bus services from Heathrow Airport for International student arrivals, and additional support on campus, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 23 January – Arrivals Day

  • Wednesday 24 January to Friday 26 January – International Orientation Activity

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 Tuesday 23 January, you can collect your accommodation key from the Student Information Zone between 9am and 5pm. From Wednesday 24 January to Friday 26 January, between 9am and 5pm, you can collect your accommodation key from Nelson Court. If you arrive on campus between 5pm and 9pm on these dates, you can collect your accommodation key from the Security Lodge.

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