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 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 at the start of September to participate in International Orientation Week.  Details of our arrival and accommodation transfer service will be available soon. This take place the weekend before International Orientation Week.

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

If you are staying at our award winning accommodation, but are arriving before or after our arrivals weekend and would like additional assistance, we can book a taxi on your behalf.  Please note you will be required to pay for the taxi upon purchase via our online store and also provide flight details.

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

In Northern Ireland it is mandatory to wear a mask while travelling on public transport, i.e. trains, buses, ferries.

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

Please don't forget to complete the  arrival form that the ISE team will ask you to complete before your arrival, and if you have any questions please  let us know!  You can email the team ise@ulster.ac.uk

In this section

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

Schedule and key dates of the academic year 2022/23 for International students at Ulster University.

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.

Travel Insurance

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


Tips on what to pack for your time at Ulster