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What to do when you arrive in the UK to put your best foot forward at university

Coronavirus update

You may be subject to the UK government's self-isolation rules when you arrive in the UK. Please see our coronavirus FAQs for further details. 

As an international student, you're part of a community of over 5,200 international and European students from over 150 countries – and we want you to feel at home with us.

If you need advice or support to get your student visa or accommodation, or if you're looking for ways to meet students from the UK and the whole world, you'll find it here.

Explore our section on starting at Portsmouth if you're a new student, and find extra information on working in the UK, social activities you can take part in and what to do if you're moving to the UK with your family and children.

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