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International and EU Applicants

Arriving in September and keeping you safe: Covid-19

Welcome to Northumbria! 

Following your arrival into the country we will make sure that you get the best possible support from us as you settle into your new home. 

As you will know there are specific UK government rules that must be followed by all new residents arriving from overseas, according to which country you have arrived from – these are divided into red, amber and green countries. 

We will support all students upon their arrival into the country, in-line with this guidance. You must adhere to the rules set out by government. 

Please read the below information which we hope you will find helpful – if you have any questions, please contact the Applicant Services team through your Applicant Portal. 

Information for students arriving from red list countries  

Please follow UK Government guidance on what you must do before you travelling from a Red List country, as well as booking a Quarantine Hotel and 2 Covid-19 tests. 

The costs of this must be covered by students. No University managed accommodation can accept students from Red List countries. After you have completed your quarantine at your designated hotel, you may travel to your final destination. 

Please let us know that you are in quarantine by completing the self-isolation reporting form.  Once you have completed this form you will receive information about the support that is available. 

On arrival into Newcastle, you can access a complimentary University Meet and Greet service, which will provide you with a friendly welcome and provide you with transport to your accommodation after you arrive. This is available to all students arriving in Newcastle prior to the start of their course and must be booked 7 days before arriving. 

After arriving at your accommodation, you should register with a local Doctor and secure a vaccination as soon as you can, for after your quarantine period, if you have not yet had them. 

Information for students arriving from amber list countries 

Please follow UK Government guidance on what you must do before you travel from an Amber List country, as well as what to do when you arrive here. Any costs associated (e.g. tests) with travelling to the UK must be covered by students. 

Students who have not yet received two Covid-19 vaccinations will need to quarantine for 10 days in their accommodation on arrival. If you have already received both vaccinations, from the US or an EU country, then you will not need to isolate but should still take a day 2 test in-line with government guidance

For students in University-managed accommodation, who have taken up a full year or full semester tenancy in our accommodation you may arrive up to 10 days before you tenancy to quarantine – you will not be charged for these additional days. 

All students who need to quarantine, no matter where they are living this academic year, will receive a free food package as well as welfare support from our Student Life and Wellbeing Team to see if you need any extra help. 

To receive an early arrival in University managed accommodation and/or a free food package, you must register your quarantine eligibility requirement with Student Life and Wellbeing, by filling out the self-isolation reporting form

You can access a complimentary University Meet and Greet service, which will give you with a friendly welcome and provide you with transport to your accommodation after you arrive in Newcastle. This is available to all students arriving in Newcastle prior to the start of their course and must be booked 7 days before arrival. 

After arriving at your accommodation, you should register with a local Doctor and secure a vaccination as soon as you can for after your quarantine period, if you have not yet had them. 

Information for students arriving from green list countries 

Please follow UK Government guidance on what you must do before you travel from a Green List country, as well as what to do when you arrive here. Any costs associated (e.g., tests) with travelling to the UK must be covered by students. 

You can also access a complimentary University Meet and Greet service, which will provide you with friendly welcome and provide you with transport to your accommodation after you arrive in Newcastle. This is available to all students arriving in Newcastle prior to the start of their course and must be booked 7 days before arriving. 

After arriving at your accommodation, you should register with a local Doctor and secure a vaccination as soon as you can, if you have not yet had them. 

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If you are a New Student and you have any questions about the above information, please contact Applicant Services via your Applicant Portal. 

If you are a current student, and you are returning to campus, you can contact Ask4Help via this Student Portal article

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Can I get the Covid Vaccination in the UK

Yes, International students can get the Covid Vaccination in the UK. The NHS has provided a comprehensive guide for students which explains the process and current eligibility.

Can I start online

You will be required to start your programme on campus, rather than online.  We are aware that there are still a number of travel restrictions, so we have an extended enrolment period to allow you to travel. You should aim to arrive for the start of your programme but if you are unable to arrive, you will be permitted to enrol for up to 4 weeks after induction week. Some courses may have a shorter enrolment period, but this will be communicated to applicants directly.

Is teaching online or on campus for 2021/2

Students are required to be on campus for any course that begins from the 1 August 2021 so you will be required to travel to the UK.  There are a small number of courses that we offer that are completely online, where there is no requirement to travel to the UK/Campus. If your course has an option to study entirely online you will be contacted directly by the university.

What if I cannot make the last date of enrolment

If you cannot arrive for by the last date of enrolment, you must contact us via the Applicant Portal as soon as possible and we will discuss any options which may include deferring your place. If you have been issued your CAS, you should not use your this to apply for your visa, if you do not feel that you are able to join us on campus by the date specified on your CAS.

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