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.

Minister Donelan letter to international students- August 2021

Managed quarantine service FAQ for international students- August 2021

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 Student visas and what 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 bank account and scholarship information

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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.

Covid Support Fund

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The International Covid Support Fund aims to provide financial support of £100 to overseas fee paying students, as they need support to pay for such items as a Covid Test.

Life at Suffolk

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

Open Events

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Want to find out more about studying at the University of Suffolk? Our Open Events are a great way to get a taste of student life. 

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. ...