International and EU Welcome

Everything you need to know for 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 can be quite a daunting experience, 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 with our posts. 

Contact the International Team.

Arriving and self-isolation advice

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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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Take a look at our packing tips! Lots of 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 Tier 4 visas and what paperwork you will need. 

Introduction to Student Services

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Find out more about our Student Services available to you, including advice and the Suffolk Life Mentoring Scheme.

Opening a bank account and financial advice

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View our financial advice, scholarships 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 to understand how to make the most of life and university study in the UK .



We've partnered with UniKitOut who provide bespoke student packages such as kitchen and bedding packs for your new home at discounted rates.

Meet your Welcome Week team

Mike joined the University of Suffolk in August 2018 as ‘International & EU Recruitment Manager’ for the External Relations Directorate. ...

Kevin joined the International team in January 2018 having previously worked within International Admissions at the University of Essex. Duties within his role as International Officer include representing the University of Suffolk at education fairs, developing and maintaining rela...

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. ...