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Before you arrive

Whether you are coming to the UK for the first time for a short period or you have visited before, the International Student Support Office can help you with what you need to do before you arrive and when you get here as a new international student.

Read on for our top tips you’ll need to think about before you arrive on campus. 

International Student Guide


Read our handy guide full of tips to help you plan before you arrive on campus. You can also download this here: International Students Guide 2022/23

Global Chums mentoring

Find out about our Global Chums mentoring scheme on your campus.

Planning Your Travel

Find out about different ways to get to your campus including our Airport Collection Service.


Read about the different accommodation available to you, whether in Exeter, Cornwall or in the private sector.

Healthcare in the UK

Read about the UK's health system and make sure you have the cover you need before you need it.

Living in the UK

Prepare for life in the UK by checking out our student blogs, Instagram, or our 'Living in the UK' pages.


All non-UK nationals now need permission to study in the UK. Read our Student visa and EU Advice pages for details.


Plan ahead for a cashless campus with a Caxton Currency card or an online bank account. UK banking explained here.

Introducing: Student Support teams

Watch our short videos to introduce you to our Student Support teams you can access when on campus