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International Students


Prior to entering the UK

Those travelling to the UK will need to provide journey and contact details up to 48 hours before arriving using an online form. To complete the form you will need your travel details (including times, dates, and flight number), your passport, and the address where you will stay in the UK.

Self-isolating on arrival to the UK

Depending on where you are coming from you may need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival to the UK as part of the measures introduced by the UK Government to help against the spread of coronavirus. This may also be referred to as a quarantine period. Guidance about the requirements is outlined on the Government website including the list of the exempt countries. If you are travelling from a country that is exempt from this requirement, you will still need to self-isolate if you visit or make a transit stop during your journey to a country not on the exempt list. This applies if during the transit new passengers get on or passengers get off and mix with others before boarding again. Please note the requirements, including the countries on the exempt list, are subject to change.

Guides for International Students

Our International Student Guide provides practical pre-arrival and orientation information to help students coming from outside the UK prepare for their move to Cambridge. It includes guidance on living in the UK, a useful glossary of Cambridge terminology and information about University support services.

Our Finding Your Way to Cambridge guide provides an overview of how to get to Cambridge from the main London airports usually used by students when travelling to the UK.

Our Opening a Bank Account guide provides information on bank accounts in the UK and the process for opening an account in Cambridge.

Overseas Freshers' Events

Some overseas Alumni Groups will host virtual Freshers' Events in September, enabling new students to hear from alumni as well as current students in their country of residence about their experiences of Cambridge. These optional events are a great opportunity to meet other new students before the start of term.

Stay Safe

Read the information as part of our Stay Safe information campaign. This outlines measures put together by the University and Colleges designed to keep students and staff safe, and minimise the spread of COVID-19.

Tier 4 information

For students who require a Tier 4 visa for their studies at Cambridge, the section on Responsibilities under Tier 4 includes information for when you first arrive in the UK, collecting your BRP after entry and police registration