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International students

Prepare for arrival

How to apply for your accommodation and other things you will need to consider

Prepare for arrival

When you get your visa, please let us know. We will then send you a checklist to help you with all the remaining things you need to do.

Importantly, this is the time for you to:

Apply for your accommodation

You must accept a conditional or unconditional course place offer before you can apply for accommodation online.

  • Before you come to the UK, you will need to organise a place to live. As an international student arriving in the UK for the first time, we strongly recommend that you stay in University-managed accommodation at least for the first year that you are here
  • All University-managed accommodation is five minutes’ walk from the campus, so you will not have to familiarise yourself with public transport routes while you are trying to adapt to your new life in the UK. You will also benefit from 24-hour support from student wardens and security staff
  • To apply for University-managed accommodation, you must have progressed with your application and received your CAS

Allocating accommodation

  • Once you have been allocated a room we will let you know by email
  • A formal offer of the hall and room will be posted to you from May onwards

Confirming accommodation

  • If you apply for University-managed accommodation and we offer you a place, you must accept or reject the offer of accommodation within the timeframe stated on your accommodation offer letter (usually within 14 days)
  • If you accept, you will need to pay a £150 deposit when you return your acceptance to us
  • Please note - insurance applicants cannot apply at this stage
  • If you need to take up your insurance offer, you will be emailed in August with details of how to apply for accommodation
  • International students must follow the same procedure as UK students - please don’t wait until you receive the outcome of your visa application

Free meet and greet service for international students

When you have applied for your accommodation, don’t forget to apply for our free Meet and Greet service. You will be welcomed by one of our friendly student ambassadors when you arrive at either Durham Tees Valley or Newcastle International Airport and taken straight to your new home.

Book your meet and greet now

Equality and diversity

We welcome applications from every section of the community as part of our commitment to equality of opportunity within a diverse working and learning environment.

Book your flight

Middlesbrough is close to several airports and is well‐connected by public transport. There are a number of easy ways you can travel to Middlesbrough town centre.
More about travelling to Teesside

Online enrolment

Online enrolment can be completed from anywhere in the world whether you are still in your home country or if you have arrived in the UK.

It should be completed as soon as possible after you have received your CAS. You do not need to wait until have received your visa to complete this part of enrolment.

Download our step-by-step enrolment guide

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