Starting at Portsmouth
If you arrive in the UK on or after 8 June 2020, you'll be subject to the UK government's self-isolation rules. Please see our coronavirus FAQs for prospective students 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.
What to do when you arrive
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.
Find out how you can use the UK's free NHS services as an international student – and how to get private healthcare.
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.