We recognise that relocating to another country, away from family and friends can be a daunting experience but it is also an exciting one.

This may be the first time you are studying overseas, but we have welcomed thousands of students from all over the world and have an International Student Experience team who are dedicated to ensuring that your transition from home to studying and living at Ulster University is as smooth as possible.

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Working during your studies

Information on the work international students can do while they are studying at Ulster University.

Discover NI

You will have exciting opportunities to travel to other parts of the UK, Europe or further afield during your university vacations.

Student Union Societies

Ulster University Students' Union (UUSU) offers membership to over 75 sports clubs and societies on campus. Join a Karate club, Surfing society or our International Society to meet new people and have fun.


Guidance on the UK medical system including how to register with a doctor and access medical help


In Northern Ireland people can choose to wear traditional clothes from their particular culture if they wish. On campus, students generally wear jeans, t-shirts, casual tops and sweaters.

Local Customs

Northern Ireland is a very friendly place, and you will find that people are generally pleasant and welcoming.


According to several independent surveys carried out in recent years, Belfast was named as the safest city in the UK.

Looking after You

Advice on health and well-being during your time at Ulster.