Pre-Arrival Check List

Preparation is everything. Take a moment to ensure you have everything you need before you travel.

Before you leave home make sure you check off the items on our pre-arrival checklist to ensure that you have everything you need to make the best possible start here at Ulster.

Have you checked the following:

  • Checked if you need to apply for a Tier 4 (General Student) visa or entry clearance to the UK?  You may be travelling on a Short Term Student Visa (previously known as the Student Visitor Visa) but if you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss student who will be studying at Ulster for six months or more you must apply for a Tier 4 visa.  Find out more at and
  • Arranged your accommodation and made the advance payment if necessary?
  • Arranged travel insurance, medical insurance, insurance for your property?
  • Obtained any relevant medical records, including vaccination certificates, and have them translated into English if necessary?
  • Checked restrictions on goods which can be brought into the UK?
  • Packed your luggage and checked the weight to make sure that it doesn’t exceed baggage allowance at the airport?
  • Packed in your hand luggage your passport, CAS letter or Short Term Student Visa, original documents, accommodation confirmation letter, a small amount of British Pounds Sterling (about £300) for initial purchases, any medication that you need during your travels?
  • Checked on the restrictions on the amount of money you are allowed to bring into the country?
  • Packed a laptop or tablet to access course materials and complete assignments?
  • Completed the Passenger Locator form?
  • Completed your Travel Plans Form?