Welcome and arrival
We’re really excited to welcome you to Leeds. This page will provide you with information that you need to help you prepare and settle in when you join us.
Welcome to your global community of students and staff. This international orientation will help you get started, feel at home in Leeds and make the most of your international experience.
After you arrive in Leeds, you may need to register with the police, depending on where you've come from and how long you'll be here.
Opening a UK bank account
If you're moving to Leeds from outside the UK you'll need access to your money and the easiest way is to open a UK bank account.
Collecting your Biometric Residence Permit
If you have a Student visa or a Short Term Study Visa and are attending a course for six months or longer, you’ll need to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) in Leeds.
Local transport and finding your way around
Leeds is a compact city and it's relatively easy to find your way around, whether you're on foot, cycling or on a bus.
Accessible facilities on campus
Learn about the accessible facilities available across campus including adapted accommodation, medical support and parking
As a student in Leeds, you'll need to register with a doctor, and be familiar with where to go if you need help, treatment or advice.