Pre-Arrival Information

Congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon. Take a look at next steps to studying with us, including applying for your visa, travel arrangements and booking your accommodation.

Information for International Students

From 04:00am on 18 January all inbound passengers to England, will be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test.

Passengers arriving by ship, plane or train will have to take a test up to 3 days before departure and provide evidence of a negative result before they travel.

If you are transiting through England, it is your responsibility to ensure you check the entry and testing requirements.

In this section

Covid-Related Information

Covid-19 guidance and advice on travelling to Northern Ireland.

Self-isolation Support

Guidance and support for students needing to self-isolate.

Preparing for Academic Success

You're starting a new and exciting journey at Ulster. We want to offer you the best possible start to help you thrive and make the most of your learning experience.

Technology for Online Learning

Here you will find technology recommendations for accessing Ulster systems to support your study in a blended learning environment.

Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

Information on where to send your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and how to collect your visa.


It is really important to arrange your accommodation as early as possible to make sure it meets all your needs while you are at Ulster

Travelling to Ulster

Preparation is everything. Take time to find out what you need before you travel and it will make your journey and stay at university much less stressful.


Find out more about the cost of living in the UK and managing your money.

Living in Northern Ireland

Information and support on studying, working and travelling while in Northern Ireland

Contact the Team

The International Student Experience (ISE) team are here to assist with your questions, queries or suggestions whilst you study.

Final Considerations Before Departure

Final pre-departure considerations and checklist.

Students with Families

Information for students who are bringing their family to the UK.

Global Buddy Scheme

Our Global Buddy scheme is a mentoring scheme where we match new international students to existing Ulster students.

Pre-Arrival Webinars

Your chance to meet the ISE team and learn more about your campus and Northern Ireland. There will be top tips and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions.