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.
When applying for your visa please remember to:
What documents should I include with my visa application?
If your visa application is refused
The University has many different International Student Societies. They are happy to give advice and information or answer any questions you may have. Alternatively you can contact the University’s International Student Experience Manager who will put you in contact with them.
We have produced a International Pre-Departure Checklist of what you need to do before leaving your home country:
Please also bring the following with you:
We advise that you make sure you book your accommodation before you arrive at the University. The University recommends the University approved accommodation.
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.
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||£50.00|
|Two passengers from Manchester Airport||£60.00|
|Three to five passengers from Manchester Airport||£80.00|
|One passenger from Leeds / Bradford Airport||£45.00|
|Two passengers from Leeds / Bradford Airport||£55.00|
|Three to five passengers from Leeds / Bradford Airport||£70.00|
|One passenger from Liverpool Airport||£70.00|
|Two passengers from Liverpool Airport||£80.00|
|Three to five passengers from Liverpool Airport||£95.00|
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.
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!
What is a BRP?
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).
Your subject/school inductions will be available in your applicant portal in the Joining Instructions section. You will also be able to view your provisional timetable in your applicant portal. Once you have completed enrolment, you will have full access to your Student Portal after 24 hours.
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:
Please note that you will need the following documents when you open a bank account in the UK:
The University has a branch of Santander bank on campus and they will be happy to help you open an account.
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.