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A Warm Welcome

We have welcomed thousands of international students from over 70 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 enjoyable and worry-free as possible.

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 more enjoyable.

Travelling to your campus

International students should make plans to arrive in early- to mid-September to participate in International Orientation Week.  Details of our arrival and accommodation transfer service will be available soon. This will take place in the days leading up to International Orientation Week.

If you are arriving during our Welcome period our friendly and helpful team will be available to assist you with getting to your University accommodation.  So please make sure you let the team know of your exact travel plans as soon as possible.

If you plan on taking public transport to your final destination we would recommend that you check out the information about public transport.

You can find further information about travelling to and entering Northern Ireland in our sections on UK Airports and Immigration Control.

The International Student Advisory Service asks that you complete your arrival form before arriving in the United Kingdom, and if you have any questions please let us know!  You can email the team

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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.

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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.

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Airport Meet and Greet

Supporting your arrival and transfer to campus.

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Travelling via the UK and Ireland

Travel information on Belfast airports and flight routes for International Students travelling to study at Ulster University in Northern Ireland.

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Travel Insurance

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

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Tips on what to pack for your time at Ulster.

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Academic Dates

Date of attendance, examinations and vacations across the academic year.

For International Students