We understand that with the global situation this is a question a number of students may have. For some students this may be due to visa delays, for others it may be challenges associated with booking managed isolation beds if you are travelling from a ‘red list’ country.
At this stage, although some countries are considered ‘red list’ by the UK government and therefore travellers arriving from these territories have to isolate in an isolation hotel for ten days prior to arrival, most students should be able to arrive in the UK without too many challenges.
Even if you are not arriving from a country on the ‘red list’, you may find that you still need to isolate for 10 days in your accommodation We will however monitor the situation carefully and provide updates nearer the time.
Information on arriving in the UK can be found here.
Student visa holders who are not able to travel to the UK at the start of their programme can retain their visa and study online if your School is able to support this. We will do all we can to help facilitate students who are temporarily delayed in getting to Belfast however the final decision will be made by your School of study. The decision will depend on things like the potential length of your delay, the type of programme you are studying on, and for some students it will depend on your year of study.
Welcome emails for new students have been issued in late August. The email includes a link to a questionnaire where you can give us up to date details of your travel plans and potential delays. If you indicate that you cannot get here on time, your School will contact you to agree whether or not they can support you online until you are able to arrive in Belfast.
Even if you have already made arrangements with your School we would like you to fill out this form so that we have a record of your plans.