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Planning your arrival

Travel guidance and course information for International Students

We're looking forward to you joining us at the University of Hull.


We are offering free airport collections until 15 October.  If you would like to use the airport collection service, you are advised to book flights to arrive in the UK on or before 15 October. Once your travel plans have been finalised, you must submit an arrivals form at least two working days before you are due to land so that we can arrange collection from the airport. Please note, the arrivals form will no longer be live after 13 October so you must act quickly. We cannot arrange collection if we do not receive an arrivals form from you. 

Students who are planning to arrive in the UK after 15 October will not be offered free airport collection service and need to make their own arrangements to travel to Hull independently from your port of entry. 15 October is the deadline for enrolment if you wish to commence your studies in 2021, which is why we are unable to collect you from the airport after this date. 

If you are due to arrive in the UK after 15 October, you will need to make your own way to Hull. We recommend that you arrange your transportation to Hull as soon as possible so you do not have the added stress of finding transport when you land. We are able to send you various helpful guides explaining how you can reach Hull so please contact us. You may also wish to book rail or coach transport using The TrainlineNational Express or Megabus.  Please note, we cannot provide refunds for money spent on transportation to Hull from your arrival airport.

We encourage all students to make every effort to travel to Hull to begin their studies with us in person as soon as possible. Students are reminded that we are not an online university and that if you have been granted a request for remote study, this is a temporary measure whilst it is not legally possible for you to travel. We do not offer remote learning for reasons only related to personal study preferences and the best educational experience we can offer is always on campus. Once any restrictions in your home country are lifted or visa delays are over, we expect to see you on campus at the earliest possible opportunity to welcome you to our vibrant student community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact where one of our friendly team would be delighted to assist you.

Support during isolation

If you enter the UK from an Amber list country, you will be required to self-isolate in your accommodation for 10 days. The day that you arrive in the UK is classed as day 0.

If you are staying in University-owned accommodation, then you will be eligible for a 10-day catering package consisting of three meals delivered to your flat. This catering package is free of charge for students staying in accommodation owned by the University.

If you are staying in privately-rented accommodation, then you will be able to purchase a 10-day catering package, consisting of three meals per day. This is at a cost of £15 per day.

Further support and details of how to access this will be shared with students very soon.

Remote learning approval

The University of Hull encourages all students to make every effort to travel to Hull to begin their studies with us in person in September. As the world is starting to emerge from the pandemic and restrictions are slowly being lifted, you can expect the following:

  • You will have access to all of your teaching on campus, the majority of which will be delivered in person.
  • Lectures and many other teaching activities will be captured digitally and available on demand.
  • We will incorporate the best use of technology into our teaching and learning, keeping the benefits we saw as we adapted to Covid-19.

Your timetable will be available to view from 6 September, Welcome Week is from 20 – 26 September, and teaching shall begin on 27 September.

Important and detailed information on arrival and settling in can be found in MyJourney.

 We understand that for some international students it may be difficult for to travel to the UK due to circumstances outside of your control, for example flight availability and delays to visa appointments. To support students and ensure that you are still able to begin your studies, we have created a ‘remote study policy’.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students

If you believe you can’t travel and arrive at the University in time for the start of the new academic year, you must submit a request to study remotely until you are able to travel.

Universities in the UK are required to teach in person and on campus this year.  However, the Government has extended permission for programmes normally taught in person to be taught remotely (online) for a limited period for those students who are delayed in their arrival for reasons outside of their control.  In common with other UK universities, we cannot approve students to study remotely for the whole year, or for reasons only related to personal study preferences. Remote study is a temporary measure and you will be expected to come to Hull and continue your studies here as soon as it is feasible to do so, this must also be before the UK Government's deadline of 6 April 2022. When completing the form, please include information and evidence about travel, visa or local lockdown restrictions that are delaying your arrival to support your request.

Please ensure that you submit your remote study request by 15 October at the latest. We aim to have an answer to your remote study request within 72 working hours, so please submit this in advance of 15 October.

If you have any questions related to remote study, please contact

Post Graduate research students

Please see the Doctoral College information for temporary remote research information

UK Government travel rules

New UK government rules state that all international travellers must have evidence of a negative Covid test. If you try to travel without evidence of a negative test, your airline carrier may turn you away, or you may be fined £500 on arrival in the UK. All international students travelling to the UK are also required to complete a passenger locator form.

Passengers travelling from a country not on the green travel corridor list will need to self-isolate in their accommodation for ten days (amber) or in a government managed quarantine hotel (red).

For international students required to quarantine when entering the UK there will be a free support package during the self-isolate period if staying in University accommodation, including a daily provision of breakfast, lunch and evening meal and bed linen (where needed).

 If you have concerns, please contact us at

Your safety and wellbeing is our top priority, and your ability to study is very important to us. As valued members of our Hull community, we look forward to welcoming you to our campus as soon as possible.

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