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International students

We're delighted that you have chosen to study with us. Once you have arrived at the University, you will be able to participate in a range of events and activities designed to help you settle in, enrol, and find your way around.


International Orientation Programme 

We are very pleased to welcome you into our academic community and we wish you a happy and successful time with us. The programme is designed to help you settle in to Staffordshire and make a positive start to your life as a student here at Staffordshire University.   

Our International Welcome and Orientation Programme will begin on Monday 11th January for more details please click here. Please note: the International Student Support team reserves the right to change details (e.g. events and locations) of welcome activities should it be necessary. In the event of any change to the advertised format, we will do everything possible to communicate the changes in the most appropriate and timely way including putting a notice on the International Student Support Website.

Getting from the airport

To help you make your way from the Airport to the University, you will be able to book a taxi through the University who will meet you at the airport and bring you directly to your accommodation. The booking link and charges for this service can be found here .


If you haven't already completed online enrolment, you'll be able to do so when you arrive on campus. You'll need your bank account details and a digital copy of a passport-style photo for this.  You can upload your photo when you arrive on campus, but it will be quicker if you do this in advance.

Face-to-face enrolment

During International Enrolment, you will be required to present your passport and BRP (Biometric Residence Permit)/Visa (or collect your BRP from us if you have requested it is delivered to the University), as well as the certificates listed in your CAS and offer letter. You are advised to attend the International Welcome activities which will explain the responsibilities that are associated with your new visa.

If you are an EU student you will be required to do face to face enrolment, you will need to bring your passport and evidence of your permission to be in the UK which will form part of your enrolment check, plus one other form of ID. Once your enrolment is fully completed you will be issued with your student ID card.

Most of the sessions and activities in the international programme are designed to help you adjust to life in the UK, meet other new students and inform you of the ways in which the university can support you. Once you have completed all the required steps, you will be able to book a time slot to finish your enrolment and collect your student card. The time and location will be communicated to you beforehand. 

Your Student ID Card

All International students’ cards are valid for one year. In order to renew your card, you are required at the start of each academic year to undertake a right to study check. This involves you bringing your passport and visa to a specified point for verification by our International Student Support team. Once this check has been completed, you will receive your new student card. Please note that this check must be completed within 4 weeks of the start of term. 

Before you arrive

We want to help make your transition to life in the UK as smooth as possible, so we have created a series of resources to help you to prepare for your new life with us.

Our international student support team have created a range of resources for you to prepare for your journey with us - a must read!
Unsure what you should pack and bring with you? Check out our useful guide on what to bring and what is allowed and not allowed.
Preparing for your journey to Staffordshire University? Have a look at our checklist to help you prepare.
When you arrive in the UK, you will need to pass through immigration control. Check out our guide to know what to expect along with covid-19 regulations.
This year the majority of our Welcome Week events and activities will take place virtually through our new Welcome platform. You will need your student email address to access this platform.
Make sure you're ready for our blended learning approach by checking out our digital guides. You'll need your student email and password to access these guides, so make sure you have them handy.