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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.

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.

We strongly advise you not to travel before 1 March. We will support your online study in the meantime, and stay in touch with you about arrivals information.

If you have already booked and paid for your flight before 1 March, and it cannot be refunded or changed, then you may come to Hull and we will support you on campus. You cannot travel without evidence of a negative Covid test. Please contact for more information.

All international students travelling to the UK are also required to complete a passenger locator form, and passengers travelling from a country not on the exemption (travel corridor) list will need to self-isolate in their accommodation for ten days.

There may be reasons why some students need to return to Hull before 1 March. Details of these reasons can be found here.

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

For international students required to quarantine when entering the UK there will be a free support package during the self-isolate period, including a daily provision of breakfast, lunch and evening meal and bed linen (where needed). Our Student Life team will provide online activities and additional pastoral care.

We have introduced a range of measures to ensure your safety on campus, including one way systems, hand sanitiser in high footfall areas, regular cleaning in high touch areas as well as teaching and social areas.

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.