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International applicants & future students

If you are an international student joining us this autumn, we appreciate you may have lots of questions about getting here, rules on quarantine, and other queries relating to Covid-19. This page covers all the key information that you need to know, including links to government guidelines.

Travelling to the UK

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions mean this is an unsettling time for many students hoping to study in the UK. The UK Government rules and restrictions are constantly being evaluated so please make sure that you refer to the latest information regarding travel to the UK on the website, as well as checking any restrictions in your own country before making any travel arrangements.

Rules about arriving in England 

What you must do before you travel to England and after you arrive depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated. Please see the UK Government website for the latest information. This information is changing regularly, so please make sure you read the latest update before travelling to England.

The UK Government website has information to help you find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated. There is also information about what you must do if you are not fully vaccinated.

The NHS has also shared some helpful information for university students (pdf, 133kb), including information specific to international students, which can be viewed or downloaded. 


If you need to quarantine in your student accommodation when you get here, please don’t worry. So long as you are living in BU student accommodation, we will provide you with bedding and a food starter-pack, so that you are able to arrive and settle in for your quarantine period. 

You can find out more information on our website about moving into your accommodation and a range of accommodation FAQs

If you are moving into private accommodation, please speak to your provider or landlord for further information about when you can move in. You will also need to arrange for food and other essential items to be delivered to you during this 10-day period, if you need to quarantine in your accommodation on arrival. More information about how to do this can be found on our Managing Covid-19 FAQs page.  

We will update you with any significant changes relating to travelling to Bournemouth over the coming months, but please make sure you understand the latest UK information, as well as checking any restrictions in your own country before making any travel arrangements. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please get in touch with us by contacting our International Admissions team. 

Frequently asked questions

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