Before you arrive

Information for new students

Get ready for your adventure

It may seem like there’s a lot to do before you travel abroad to study at the International Study Centre. If you are a new student, you may have some questions about what it's like to live and study in the UK.

To help you plan your journey, we’ve put together a useful guide with information on what to do once you have confirmed your place, what to pack and much more in our arrival guide. There is also a pre-arrival form for you to download and complete to make sure your arrival is as smooth as possible.

Read our useful pre-arrival guide

Arriving in September? Download your induction pack. It guides you through Welcome Week activities and other practical information about being a student at Keele University ISC.

When should I arrive?

You should arrive in the UK ahead of your course start date, to partake in orientation activities and get to know the people around you. You will receive further information when your place at the International Study Centre is confirmed.

Five things to do before you arrive

1. Confirm your place

After you have applied and received an offer of a place to study at the International Study Centre, you must pay your deposit to confirm your place. You can view your fees online and security pay them using our platform. Paying your deposit will allow you to begin your student visa process.

2. Apply for a visa

Most non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals require a visa to study in the UK. View our student visa page to learn more about applying for your visa and what to expect during the process.

3. Book your accommodation

You can request accommodation as part of your application to study at the International Study Centre. After you confirm your place to study, the online University portal will open. You will be issues your University Student ID and will receive instructions on how to apply for your accommodation. View our accommodation page to learn more.

4. Complete the pre-arrival form

Your pre-arrival form has important information we need, including your flight itinerary and if you need transportation from the airport to your accommodation. It is important we receive this form so we can help you arrive smoothly to the University. We will email you a form, or you can visit the link above.

5. Book your insurance

It is essential all international students have the protection of personal insurance while studying in the UK. You can take out our StudyCare cover, or arrange your own.