You must apply for your visa as soon as your receive your CAS. This will ensure that you arrive at the University of Huddersfield in time for the start of the enrolment period for your course. You can check current UK visa processing times in your country.
Pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) of £150.00 per year of your course at the time you submit your visa application (if you do not pay the Surcharge your visa application will be refused)
What documents should I include with my visa application?
Your current passport
Your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Two passport photographs
Personal Bank statements showing that you have held the equivalent of £9135 plus any remaining unpaid course fees in your bank account for 28 days. Note that your statement must be dated within one month of the date of application
If you seek to rely on a parental bank statement you will also be required to submit your original birth certificate and a signed letter of consent from your parent confirming that you are their child and giving permission for you to use the funds in their account for the purpose of your studies in the UK
If you are being Sponsored you should include a letter from your Sponsor confirming the details of the payments that you will be receiving
Original qualification certificates and transcripts
ATAS certificate (certain postgraduate courses in Science/Engineering only)
If your visa application is refused
In the event of your visa application being refused please immediately inform the International Office by emailing: email@example.com
Remember to attach to your email scans of your Visa Refusal Notice and any of the documents that you submitted in support of your visa application
Upon receipt of your email the International Office will contact you to advise whether we are able to issue you with a second CAS for a fresh visa application
When you receive your visa
If you are enrolling onto a course which is more than 6 months long you will be issued with a visa in your passport which is valid for only 30 days
The visa covering the full length of your course is issued on a biometric residence permit (BRP) and must be collected from your chosen Post Office in the UK as soon as you arrive here
In order to collect your BRP, you must produce both your passport and the letter from the British Embassy or High Commission confirming that your visa has been issued. The letter confirming the grant of your visa will be with your passport when you collect your documents from the Visa Application Centre in your home country
You must collect your BRP from the Post Office branch listed detailed on this letter. The designated Post Office in Huddersfield for BRP collection is located at New Street and you can receive guidance as to how to locate the Post Office when you arrive at the University
You need to collect your BRP card from the Post Office before we can enrol you
If you have forgotten your letter of have any other issues collecting your BRP card, please come to the International Office in Student Central to speak to staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for your visa to study at Huddersfield as soon as you receive your CAS.
Book your accommodation as soon as possible to ensure you have some where to stay whilst studying.
Arrange flights to the UK (the closest airport to Huddersfield is Manchester International Airport).
Book a meet and greet service for when you arrive in the UK.
Make sure you are up-to-date with any vaccinations required for travelling to the UK and have all the necessary medical certificates.
Arrange currency (mixture of pound sterling cash and travellers’ cheques, around £500 to cover the first few weeks).
Arrange insurance (health, contents and travel).
Please also bring the following with you:
30 day visa for studying in the UK and accompanying letter granting you a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) for the full duration of your course. This letter also specifies the Post Office where you should collect your BRP from upon arrival.
If you book this service, this ensures that no matter what time you arrive (day or night) there will be a University approved driver at the airport to meet you and take you to your accommodation in Huddersfield. This service is open to all international students joining us in January.
The cost of this service for one passenger is between £45.00 and £70.00, which is payable direct to the driver. Please make sure you have some British currency with you on arrival into the UK for the taxi fare.
For bookings with more than one passenger, a larger taxi or multiple taxis are required. The costs for multiple passengers are as follows:
One passenger from Manchester Airport
Two passengers from Manchester Airport
Three to five passengers from Manchester Airport
One passenger from Leeds / Bradford Airport
Two passengers from Leeds / Bradford Airport
Three to five passengers from Leeds / Bradford Airport
One passenger from Liverpool Airport
Two passengers from Liverpool Airport
Three to five passengers from Liverpool Airport
How to Book
Booking is very quick and easy! Please complete the short booking form. We will then e-mail you to confirm the booking and a University approved driver with a University sign will be in the arrivals lounge of the airport to welcome you upon your arrival.
Please note: Bookings must be submitted at least seven days in advance of your arrival. We cannot arrange the University approved taxi driver service without you completing the booking form.
This service is the only official University of Huddersfield partnership taxi service and it has been negotiated at a discounted price especially for our students. We cannot take responsibility for any other service arranged by a student.
If you book this service but do not arrive or do not use the service, you will be invoiced and charged for the taxi. If you wish to cancel your booking, please email the International Office with at least 48 hours notice and no charges will be made.
Direct train from Manchester International Airport to Huddersfield
You can choose to make your own travel arrangements to Huddersfield directly from Manchester International Airport. There are frequent train services from Manchester International Airport to Huddersfield train station. A standard class single ticket costs approximately £20.00 anytime and the train journey from Manchester International Airport to Huddersfield takes around one hour.
Once you arrive at Huddersfield train station, you then need to make your way to your accommodation. There is a taxi stop outside the front of the station. Use the first taxi at the front of the line of taxis. Make sure you have money to pay for the journey, usually £5.00 - £10.00. Cash machines are available at the train station.
Please be advised that if your flight lands into the UK late at night or in the early hours of the morning, the University approved taxi driver service is more suitable as you may have to wait a number of hours at the airport for the next available train to Huddersfield.
We wish you a safe and pleasant journey, and look forward to welcoming you to Huddersfield!
The University is based in the middle of the town centre with easy access to everything that you may need, and a map of the campus is available to download.
Top tips for getting through passport control and customs
You should complete pre-enrolment in your own country
Pre-registration can be completed on our Applicant Portal and must be done before you can enrol at the University and attend classes
Pre-registration will open 3 weeks before enrolment. Please complete in full including your new UK address. If you do not have accommodation booked yet, please see our accommodation pages for further information or contact email@example.com
This will give you the information you need about your course and can be found in the 'Arriving here' section
Make sure you check this out before arriving in Huddersfield so you do not miss out on anything important
Once you have pre-enrolled you will be able to access the timetable and reading lists for your chosen course
Enrolment will take place from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September 2017.
You will need to have collected your BRP from the Post Office and to have pre-enrolled before completing the final stage of enrolment. You will also need your passport and visa, and your original qualification certificates and transcripts with you. The documents we require will be those listed on your Confirmation Acceptance of Study (CAS).
Details for EU Students are:
Enrolment will take place from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September 2017.
Opening a bank account can take time and patience, as different banks have slightly different procedures and requirements for certain types of documentation. It can take a couple of weeks to open a bank account in the UK and so we advise that you bring enough money to cover your first two weeks in Huddersfield. The best way to do this is using travellers’ cheques or a bank/credit card rather than carrying cash.
Opening a UK Bank Account:
Choose a local bank. Ask your friends to advise you and choose a local bank in Huddersfield with good service.
Get a University bank letter from the iPoint Help Desk.
Visit the local branch or make an appointment.
Please note that you will need the following documents when you open a bank account in the UK:
Your passport to prove your identity.
Bank Letter from the University.
Your UK address (you will receive your bank card by post).
The University has a branch of Santander bank on campus and they will be happy to help you open an account.
Register with the University Health Centre
This is open to all students to register with and is located on campus next to the University’s Business School. You can view the campus map to see where it is located.
To pre-register simply visit the University Health Centre website and download the registration form. Complete the form and you will be advised when to bring it with you to register.