Prepare for Leeds
Get your visa
If you are a new student and require a visa to study in the UK, it’s essential to allow plenty of time to find out what you need to do, apply for the correct visa, or make any changes needed (if you need to extend your visa or your circumstances change).
Arrange accommodation before you travel, know when you can move in and check what to do if you need to arrange early arrival.
Budget and costs
To avoid financial difficulties and to help you estimate how much money you'll need, you might find it useful to prepare a budget.
When to arrive
Arriving in Leeds in good time is important to help you have a good welcome experience and make a successful start at the University of Leeds.
What to bring
We know there can be a lot to remember when you’re packing for university. To help you, we've put together a list of important documents and items you might need.
Arranging money for when you arrive
It can take a few weeks to open a bank account in the UK. Make sure you are ready and can access money for your first weeks in Leeds.
When you have booked your travel, make sure you tell us your date and time of arrival and book our arrival services so that we can support you.
Travel to your accommodation
Here’s some information to help you get to your accommodation as comfortably as possible so that you can finally unpack your suitcases and get ready for life in Leeds.
UK phones and SIM cards
Find more information about what types of SIM cards are available in the UK and how to get a SIM card before or when you arrive in Leeds.
If your arrival is delayed
Sometimes journeys don’t turn out as planned for reasons which you can’t control. Follow our advice on who you’ll need to contact about your late arrival.