Information about your arrival and enrolment 

This page is for international students who have applied to study at the University of Huddersfield. 

You'll find useful information about your next steps, from booking your accommodation to completing your enrolment, and planning your arrival to the UK. 

 

 

1. Key dates 

If you are starting your course in September 2024, here are the key dates for your calendar:

Activity  Date 
Pre-enrolment opens (online) Tuesday 27 August 2024
Enrolment and ID card collection From 9 September 2024
Inductions begin Tuesday 16 September 2024

 

2. When to arrive 

To be in time to start your course, you should arrive at the University by Friday 13 September 2024 to allow time to settle in and be ready for when teaching starts. 

The University will be closed for a bank holiday on Monday 26 August 2024.


3. Before you travel 

Applying for your visa

Once you receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), you need to apply for your student visa. 

When your visa has been granted, you must travel to the UK within 30 days and collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). You will choose your BRP collection point during your visa application, we recommend choosing Huddersfield Post Office. 

Find help with applying for your visa on our immigration pages or you can contact our Immigration Team


Accommodation 

You must arrange your accommodation before travelling to the UK.  Huddersfield has great housing options for students; book with our recommended and approved accommodation providers. 

We strongly advise choosing accommodation in the Huddersfield area but if you choose to live outside of the town, ensure it is no more than one-hour public transport commute from the University.

 

Support with your visa

Connect with our Immigration and Compliance team for support with your visa application. 

Accommodation

Explore accommodation options as a student at Huddersfield. 

4. Travelling to Huddersfield

You must plan your travel to Huddersfield before leaving home. Find information on UK train travel, National Rail and long-distance coach travel on National Express. You will need to bring British pounds (Sterling) with you to pay for your train ticket or taxi fare. 

Travelling from Manchester airport

If you are arriving at Manchester airport you can book a taxi or buy train tickets. You can book these services online or upon your arrival at the Manchester airport.

Travelling from other airports

If you are arriving at a different UK airport you must plan your travel to Huddersfield before leaving home. Find information on UK train travel, National Rail and long-distance coach travel on National Express.

  • Leeds Bradford Airport – Shuttle buses travel into Leeds city centre where you can find trains and buses to Huddersfield.
  • London – Huddersfield is 3 hours by train from London city centre and around 6 hours by coach.
  • Liverpool John Lennon - Shuttle buses travel into Liverpool city centre, where you can find trains to Huddersfield. 

Your arrival in Huddersfield 

The University is located in the centre of Huddersfield and is a ten minute walk from the bus and train stations or 5 minutes in a taxi.

We have online maps should you choose to walk to your accommodation. Residents of Storthes Hall Student Village can take our free shuttle bus from the University. This takes you directly to your Storthes Hall accommodation.

 

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Taxi information

Advice on travelling to Huddersfield by taxi. 

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Maps of Huddersfield

Explore campus and it's location using our University maps. 

5. Your enrolment

Once you have received your unconditional offer from the University, you will receive three emails from enrolment@hud.ac.uk, from Tuesday 27 August 2024 asking you to begin the enrolment process. These will be titled Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3. Please make sure you have access to the email account attached to your application. 

The three stages: 

Stage 1: You will need to log back into 'MyHud' and will be asked to confirm your personal details on our online pre-enrolment portal, including your UK accommodation address and your UK phone number and to upload your photograph for your new student card. 

Stage 2: Once you have completed your online pre-enrolment you will be sent an email called stage 2 for when you arrive in the UK. This will ask you to book an appointment time to collect your new student ID card from the International Office in the Student Central building, Level 4, behind iPoint reception desk from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. You must bring your actual passport book, BRP and visa decision letters with you, as well as proof of your local address to the University. It is very important that you visit us upon receiving our stage 2 email to avoid any delays in your enrolment.

Stage 3: This email will confirm your enrolment has been completed and provide you with useful information on how to begin your studies and life in Huddersfield.

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Your guide to enrolment 

Still unsure on how to enrol? Read our stage-by-stage guide to follow the three stages of enrolment.  

Your guide to the UK

Want to get the best tips on settling into life at Huddersfield? Why not hear it straight from our students in this handy guide. 

Chat to our students

Ask a student your question about student life at Huddersfield.

Connect with your regional officer

Get support and guidance with your application from your regional officer.