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International students update for next academic year.

Student news

International students update for next academic year.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus in September.

We are committed to providing our international students with an outstanding education while ensuring your health, safety and wellbeing is our top priority.

For next academic year we can confirm that we will be delivering significant face-to- face on campus teaching, supported by online activity.  We will be providing a range of academic and wellbeing support to help you settle back into university life after the summer holidays. All your services and facilities will be available on campus whilst the Students’ Union are planning an exciting programme of events throughout the year.

Your arrival

We expect that all international students will be able to start their course on campus and on time for the new academic year.

The University timetable will be available on 31 July and your course team will be in contact over the summer to share details of your modules for the year ahead.

Those students coming back to the UK from overseas need to check the latest information on country risk levels before travelling.

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You are expected to arrive on campus on time and follow the government travel guidance  

You will have to:

Complete a passenger locator form

Take a pre-departure COVID PCR test  
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You are expected to arrive on campus on time and follow the government travel guidance  

You will have to: Complete a passenger locator form

Take a pre-departure COVID PCR test Self- isolate at your own accommodation.  International students staying in University accommodation can arrive early, free of charge, if they need to self-isolate in their own accommodation before teaching starts. Please contact accommodation@canterbury.ac.uk to advise us of your arrival date and any additional requirements. 

Take a PCR test on or before day 2 in the UK

Take a further PCR test on day 8  in the UK  
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You are allowed to complete your registration online and start your course via distance learning. You are expected to arrive on campus by 1 November 2021 and follow the government travel guidance.  

If you are on a Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) programme, with mandatory attendance, placements or assessments, you must arrive on campus before those elements start (this may include related briefing or preparation sessions). If this is not possible, please liaise directly with your Course Team.  

You will have to:

Complete a passenger locator form

Take a pre-departure COVID PCR test Quarantine in a managed hotel  – the University will contribute £500 towards the quarantine cost as a fee reduction when the rest of the annual fee payable is received by the University. 

Take a PCR test on or before day 2

Take a further PCR test on day 8

Remember as soon as you arrive to confirm your university address details with ukvi.compliance@canterbury.ac.uk. If you are unable to travel to the UK in time due to exceptional circumstances, please contact international@canterbury.ac.uk.

Please continue to monitor the situation and ensure you are following the latest government guidance.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Team on international@canterbury.ac.uk as they are here to support you.