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.


A Warm Welcome

We have welcomed thousands of international students from over 100 countries to Ulster University so we understand that it can be a daunting experience travelling from around the world to get here.

We are here to help make that journey as stress free as possible.

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It’s important that you are well organised.

Preparation is everything so please take time to find out what you need to do before you travel and it will make your journey to university much less stressful.

As you know the UK government requires those arriving from certain international destinations to self-isolate for 14 days.

Some countries are exempt from self-isolation requirements, you can find out which countries are exempt here.

You will find information here about the packages we have put in place at Ulster to support you through your period of self-isolation.

Travelling to your campus

If you are travelling from a country which is exempt from self-isolating arrangements, then we recommend that you check out the information here about public transportPlease Note:  In Northern Ireland it is mandatory to wear a mask while travelling on public transport, i.e. trains, buses, ferries.

International students who are required to self-isolate are asked to arrive on Saturday 5 September.

This is the date we will be able to help you with your transfer to Dalriada Student Village to begin your supported self-isolation.

If you are not self-isolating at Ulster or you are exempt from self-isolation but would like assistance with your transfer from the airport  to your campus of study you can book a taxi here. Please note you will be required to pay for the taxi upon purchase and also provide flight details.

Please read our sections on UK Airports and Immigration Control.

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Travel Plans

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.

Making your own way to Ulster

We also provide information on alternative transport options in case you want to make your own onward journey arrangements.

Airport Collection

Book a direct transfer from Belfast City or Belfast International airport

Academic Dates

Important dates to consider for academic year 2020/2021

Travelling via the UK and Ireland

Travelling to the UK and how to get to Northern Ireland.

Travel Insurance

It is very important that you purchase travel insurance before your journey to the UK.

Luggage

Tips on what to pack for your time at Ulster