International students Starting at Portsmouth
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.
However far you have to travel to Portsmouth, we're here to make your arrival in the UK – and your first weeks as a student with us – as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
From advice and guidance on the things you should do before you arrive, to what to expect when you get here, we're here to help.
What to do before you arrive and how to get here
Joining us soon? Find out what you'll need to pack for the trip – and what to leave at home.
Find out what sort of insurance you need, when you need it, and why it's important to have it.
Get some helpful advice on how to manage your money while you're living and studying in Portsmouth.
Whether you're arriving by plane, boat, car or train, discover all the information you need to make your way to Portsmouth.
What to do when you arrive
Discover the activities and events taking place to help you settle into life in the UK.
Find out what to expect in your first weeks, how to register for your course, and the welcome events you can attend.
Whether you're living in our halls or private rented accommodation, we're on hand to help make moving in easier.
Discover our upcoming social events for international students, and start exploring the city.
Using a UK bank account is the safest way to manage your money – read our guidance on how to open an account.
Find out more about the opportunities and restrictions around your right to work during your studies.