International and EU Welcome

Everything you need to know about getting started at Suffolk

The University of Suffolk would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our students who will be travelling to Suffolk from overseas. We understand that this may be a daunting experience for some, and for many of you it will be your first time coming to the UK. To help you settle in we have put together some information which will smooth the transition. We will be updating this page regularly, so check back to keep up-to-date.. 

Contact the International Advice team.

Arrival at the University of Suffolk

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View our information on how to get from your home country to Ipswich.

Welcome Week and moving in

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Take a look at our advice for what your first week at Suffolk will look like.

What to pack

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Advice about luggage, clothing, electrical appliances and things you will need to bring with you.

Guide to Customs and Immigration


View our guide for customs and immigration advice, including information about Student visas and the paperwork you will need. 

Introduction to Student Life

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Find out more about our student support services available to you, including advice and the Suffolk Life Mentoring Scheme.

Opening a UK bank account

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View our financial advice and information on opening a bank account.

Online course for international students


Get ready for your UK adventure by joining a free online course developed by the British Council and FutureLearn to help you make the most of life in the UK.

Life at Suffolk

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Read our Life at Suffolk blog to find out tips and advice about the University of Suffolk.



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Meet your Welcome Week team

Chris provides leadership to the International section within the Directorate of Marketing, Communications and International, which is responsible for international strategy and planning, international student recruitment, international campaigns, UKVI compliance, agent management a...

Some of you may have been in contact with Jemma to arrange your study abroad in Ipswich. Jemma is looking forward to meeting you in person and welcoming you to the University of Suffolk. ...

Jess originally joined the External Relations team as a Student Recruitment Officer in 2021, and joined the International team in January 2022. In her role, she is working to connect with students across the world to help them navigate the process of becoming an international studen...