Travelling to the UK

When travelling to the UK, there are a few things to consider, in particular whether or not you can arrive via the Republic of Ireland.

Travel advice

If you are planning on travelling outside of the UK during your studies, you should consider taking out travel insurance as the National Health Service (NHS) only covers you within the UK.

Keep copies of your travel documents, including every stamped page in your passport. You may need to refer to these for further immigration applications, or in case your passport is lost or stolen.  

You may also want to consider becoming a Registered Traveller, which offers faster entry through the UK border. This service is available from the Border Agency and costs £70 for one year.