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:

Accommodation and arriving

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View our information on accommodation, arrival, Freshers' Week and what you need to do for induction.

Welcome Week and moving in

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Take a look at our advice for moving in to your new accommodation and what to expect during Welcome Week.

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

You may have met Mike during our attendance at Education Fairs in Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic and Indonesia throughout 2018/2019. Mike will be on hand to assist you with any questions and support you require prior to your arrival in September. Any query you have – no matt...

You may have met Kevin during a visit to your country. He'll be on hand to help you settle in during induction week and make sure you have all the support you need! Kevin joined the International team in January 2018 having previously worked within International Admissions at the U...

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. ...