Pre-Arrival Information

We look forward to welcoming you to University of Bradford International College. We want all our students to have the best possible start and for this to happen, it is essential that you follow the below steps.

Important Dates

January 2024 intake

Online Registration Opens 04th December 2023
Induction 08th January 2024
Course Start Date 08th January 2024

Pre-Arrival Webinars

Our pre-arrival webinar series for international students is designed to prepare you for your upcoming journey to UBIC. You can find out some of what we discuss in these webinars below and how to join them.

In these live sessions, your key staff contacts, as well as current international students, will provide you with guidance and advice as a newly-admitted international student.

Do you have questions?
All our webinars have a LIVE question and answer session at the end! You will have the opportunity to ask our speakers questions during the meeting and get fast answers!


Pre-Arrival Webinar

In this webinar, participants will begin by meeting the pre-arrival team for the first time! The webinar will cover a host of topics designed to assist you with all you need to do before reaching the UK, including:

  • Information and updates about booking your visa
  • Booking your accommodation
  • What is registration?
  • Booking your flight
  • Bringing dependants
  • Arriving in the UK
  • And much more!

You’ll also get an opportunity to hear from our Student Experience Officers, who will be on hand to help you as soon as you arrive in the UK.

Click here to watch the recording

Accommodation: Your Options

In this webinar, participants will learn about university accommodation, the advantages and disadvantages of living in privately-owned housing and things to consider before booking.

The webinar will also cover:

  • Where you should live and why it is important to be close to campus
  • The best websites to search for accommodation
  • The importance of booking early
Date Time Link
06 December 11 am GMT Click here to register


College Pre-Arrival Webinar

In this webinar, participants will begin by meeting the UBIC college team for the first time! This webinar will cover UBIC specific topics, including:

  • Notable dates
  • Your journey to the college
  • How to complete your online registration
  • The cost of living in the UK
  • Welcome week and induction

You’ll also hear from current student representatives who joined the course within the last year!

This webinar will be repeated three times before your course start date; you can join as many times as you like and ask questions – we recommend joining at least once!

Date Time Link
28th November 11 am GMT Click here to register
12th December 9.30 am GMT Click here to register
19th December 11 am GMT Click here to register

Step 1 - Apply for your visa

In order to avoid delays in getting your visa, it is very important to apply for your Student visa as soon as you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) letter. Any delays in receiving your visa, will impact your ability to register onto your course on time.

Our team can support you through this process. You can reach out by using this form.

We will request updates on your visa application status via CAS Shield, the online self-service system that you used when you submitted your CAS documents. Please ensure that you click the button that best represents your situation so we can promptly assist you. Once you’ve received your visa, please upload the vignette on CAS Shield.

Step 2 - Book your accommodation

You must book your accommodation before your arrival to the UK.

Accommodation recommended by the University of Bradford are:

Once you have Unconditional or Conditional offer you can book accommodation at The Green

If you would prefer to live in privately rented accommodation, visit the Unipol Accommodation Bureau or get in touch via phone or email:

Tel: +44 (0) 1274235899

Tel: +44 (0) 1274235822 (24-hour recorded information)



It is advisable to move into your accommodation a day or two before your course start date so that you are fully rested and ready to attend our informative and engaging induction events.

All students that are in the UK on a Student Route visa MUST reside within a 40-mile radius of the university campus. Student Route visa Students who declare a term-time address outside of a 40-mile radius, or that are believed to have declared an address at which they do not genuinely reside in during term time will have their registration cancelled and the University will notify UKVI of a withdrawal of Student Route sponsorship for that Student.

We will request updates on your accommodation details via CAS Shield, the online self-service system that you used when you submitted your CAS documents. Please ensure that you click the button that best represents your situation so we can promptly assist you.

Step 3 - Book your flight

Immediately after you’ve received your visa, book your flight. When booking your flight, please make sure you arrive a few days before your first day of the term, so you have enough time to check-in to your accommodation and you join your classes on time.

We will request updates on your flight details via CAS Shield, the online self-service system that you used when you submitted your CAS documents. Once you’ve booked your flight, please upload your flight ticket on CAS Shield so we can prepare for your arrival.

If you want us to assist you with booking airport pick up please complete this form. All requests need to be made no later than two days before your flight is due.

Alternatively, if you plan to arrive between 1st – 30th September or between 3rd and 31st January, the University runs an airport pick-up service from Leeds/Bradford Airport and Manchester Airport at certain times of the year.

This service must be booked in advance (at least 72 hours). If you are arriving in August please email for support, and we may be able to accommodate your request.

Step 4 - Online registration

Registration is a two-stage process and only stage one needs to be done pre-arrival. Both are compulsory and need to be completed in the sequence outlined below:

STAGE 1 – Online Registration

Online registration is a compulsory requirement, and all students need to complete it. The details that you will provide as part of the online registration task will allow us to prepare for your arrival such as creating your Student ID card, setting up your university email address and enable your IT facilities.

Once you’ve received your CAS, you will be sent an email from University of Bradford to complete your online registration, with your username, and separate email with your password. Please note that this won’t be earlier than six weeks before your course start date.

Important! Before you are able to start your online registration you must activate your university account so that you create a secure password which you will need in order to enter the registration portal. Activating your university account requires a personal email address, where we will send you the instructions for a password reset and authentication. If you have not received this email to your personal account, please contact +44(0)1274 236161 or email and provide us with your correct personal email address. Please remember that activating your university account is not online registration.

Once you’ve activated your university account you will be able to enter the registration portal and complete your registration.

Please note that you will not be able to attend lessons or receive your timetable until online registration has been completed.

Watch this video for your guide to online Enrolment

STAGE 2 – Document Checks

Once the online registration is complete, you will need to come to campus student centre for face-to-face document checks.

You will need to bring: current, valid and in date passport and Relevant immigration document (e.g. stamped entry visa, current visa or BRP).

You must attend in order to have your full registration finalised and to officially become a university student. Without full registration status you will be classed as non-arrival, and this will have an impact on your visa.

During the document check, you can also pick up your Student ID card and your BRP card if you opted for it to be delivered to the University when you made your visa application.

Step 5 - Pay your tuition fees

We strongly advise that you pay your remaining fee from your home country as soon as you receive your visa and before you travel to the UK. Settling all due payments prior to arrival will allow you to focus on your studies and to enjoy your student life. Without paying your tuition fees, you may not receive your timetable and may have restrictions applied to your university facilities.

You can easily pay your tuition and fees online via Flywire, our preferred payment partner. Flywire provides a secure global payment network that simplifies paying your fees from your home country and countries around the world. Payment options can include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, typically in your home currency for most countries. Click here to make your payment

If you want to discuss about your tuition fee payment, you can contact our Credit Control team at

If you will finance your studies via Student Loan Company (SLC), you must make your application prior to arrival at the college. You can start making an application by clicking HERE. Please note that SFE take between 6 to 8 weeks to process SLC applications so please sure that you apply well in advance of your course start date.

Late arrivals

We want you to have the best possible student experience and we will provide you informative induction and orientation events to help you settle into your studies and make friends. We strongly advise that you don’t miss any of these events and that you attend lectures from day one in order to have the best possible academic outcome. To enjoy the full student experience, you need to arrive at the College no later than the course start date as stated in your offer letter and Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

If you believe you are going to enter the UK beyond the course start, it is very important your let us know. Please send an email to the College team at and let us know what date you expect to arrive and the reason for the delay. This is so we can ensure you are fully registered and will receive an induction once you arrive.

Pre-arrival timeline

As the course start date approaches, we will be in regular contact with a lot of useful information which will fully prepare you to have the best start. Please check your personal email regularly so you don’t miss out. It is important to update us on any changes to your contact details (phone number and email address) so that we can continue to keep in touch with you and give you the support that you need.


Seven weeks to go EU students with settled and pre-settled status – Apply for SFE loan
We will send an email reminder to all eligible EU students at Conditional and Unconditional offer stage to advise that you need apply for the SFE
loan in order to have your funds approved by face-to-face registration. The processing time for loan applications is 6-8 weeks. You will need to provide proof of SLC loan application in order to be able to attend classes.
Six weeks to go Attend our pre-arrival webinar
In this webinar we will provide you information on accommodation, registration steps, what to bring with you at enrolment and we will answer any questions you may have. You will receive an email invitation on your personal email address well in advance.
Six weeks to go Complete online registration
The registration portal will be open and you will receive the portal login details.
Six weeks to go Book your accommodation
If you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, we will contact you to advise you on accommodation availability and to check if you need any
support from us. Please note that we won’t be able to book accommodation on your behalf.
Four weeks to go Book your flight
By now you should have received your visa and you need to make your travel arrangements, so you arrive at the college on time to attend our induction events, collect your timetable and student ID card. We will contact you to request your flight details so we can prepare for your arrival.
Four weeks to go Pre-arrival emails

The College pre-arrival emails will be sent regularly until the end of registration period and will inform you as well as remind you that online registration is required before the face-to-face visa verification.
Two weeks to go Airport pick up
We will contact you to check if you would like us to arrange your airport.
One week to go Self-funded students – Pay your outstanding tuition fee

We will remind you that your remaining tuition fee will become due and will advise you on how to pay.

0 week to go Welcome to the University UBIC!

Our friendly team will be there to help you with any information you may need!

Useful contact information


Accommodation: +44(0)1274 062 390 (Reception) / Email:

Online registration:

Tuition fee payments:

Forgotten password / technical issues: +44 (0) 1274 233333

College team:

Your Career (for Pre-Master's students)

We are delighted to have you here. If you’re a Pre-Master’s student, we’re happy to announce that you benefit from exclusive access to Student Circus, a careers platform explicitly tailored to international students seeking visa-enabled jobs in the UK or abroad, including your home country.

Through the Student Circus, you can search and apply for full-time jobs and be prepared after completing your postgraduate degree or even look for part-time jobs or internships during your studies.

If you’re not ready to look for a job now but are keen to get started on building your profile, please do sign up here:


1.      Select your institution: International College of Dundee, DMU, Bradford, Bangor, Greenwich

2.      Click sign up

3.      Enter your name, email address and password

4.      Create an account

Besides job listings, you have the opportunity to take part in careers workshops and the Oxford International Bootcamp, where you’ll benefit from CV building, top tips in the workplace and much more.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. It is FREE!

Sign up here:

If you encounter any issues during signup, please email: Share your name, student email ID, and a staff member will be in touch.

Best of luck!

Student Checklist

As part of your application, you will have requested how you want to collect your BRP. On your acceptance letter, you will have a page stating in a grey box where your BRP card has been sent to by your request. If you have requested this to be sent to the University, you will be able to collect it when you enrol. If you have requested to collect this from the Post Office, you will need to take your UKVI decision letter and passport to the Post Office branch mentioned on the UKVI decision letter. You must usually do this before the vignette sticker in your travel document expires or within 10 days of arriving in the UK, whichever is later. You will need your BRP for the face-to-face visa verification.

Once you arrive on the University of Bradford campus you should proceed to the International Student Information Point to complete your face-to-face registration and ID check. If you are not able to locate this, please contact the College as soon as possible. You must complete your online enrolment prior to completing in-person enrolment. Online enrolment can be completed via the Pre-Enrolment Portal. Complete as much as you can before you arrive in Bradford. You will need to make sure that your online enrolment is completed and send a copy of your stamped entry vignette/short-term study visa to We can then schedule an appointment for you to enrol. You must book and attend the appointment to have your full registration finalised and to officially become a university student. Without full registration status, you will be classed as non-arrival and this will have an impact on your visa.

Find out more details below about what you need to do before you start your course.


Read before you start your course

You will be issued with your student card when you complete your enrolment & ID check appointment. Students are required to have their student card with them at all times when on campus and the card is also used for access to rooms and swiping into lessons.

Your induction timetable will be sent to both your personal email and your university email address shortly before the start of your course. You will also receive more information about your induction during face-to-face enrolment.

During the first week of term induction, meet and greet events will be scheduled for current/new students, tutors, and members of staff.  The schedule will be confirmed at your enrolment meeting. It is important that you attend these events so that you get to know your fellow students, tutors and UBIC support staff. You can also register for trips organised by the University via this link.

You will need your University of Bradford email address and password to access Eduroam (University network).

Before you start you will receive an email from our IT Services department to your personal email account with details of your new username for your IT account. You will need to enter your new username to set your password for your IT account.

Please read and follow the steps in the email carefully as you will need your IT account to use all the University services.
If you don’t receive this email before you start, please contact the IT Service desk (+44 (0) 1274 233333).

Free SIM cards are available from International Student Support Office in the Richmond Building.

Once you are enrolled personal timetables are available via our online app Publish - you are encouraged to both view and export personal academic timetables using this application.
Further details and information about accessing timetabling can be found on the Timetabling intranet site below.

Timetabling intranet site

Register online with the Student Health Centre linked below.
The team at UBIC will assist with registering with a local Doctor. When registering you will need original copies of your BRP Card, Passport and Student ID.

Student Health Centre

Once you arrive in the UK you may find it useful to open a UK bank account. To do this you will normally require:

  • Your BRP
  • Your passport
  • A letter of introduction to the bank (which you can request from – you must know which bank you wish to open an account with first)
  • Proof of address such as a lease agreement

If you intend to work part-time during your studies, we advise you to apply for National Insurance –  this is a unique personal reference number which will be required for tax and employment purposes. The application takes a maximum of 4 weeks for approval. The NI number comes through the post and it is important that you provide your correct address details to ensure that you don’t lose it.

You can apply for a National Insurance number online below.

You can work in the UK for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time and full-time during vacations.
You must ensure that you comply with the work restrictions that apply to you, as it is a criminal offence to breach any immigration conditions.

Apply for a National Insurance number

Make sure you join the UBIC WhatsApp group to get the latest updates on events at the College. Also, remember to read the regular student newsletter, keep an eye on the announcement board, and check the latest updates on the UBIC Canvas page.

Kevin Dunkerley
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Tracey March
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Vincent Blackwell
UBIC Student Support, Mental Health First Aid and First Aider

Hamzah Ali
UBIC Attendance monitor and First Aider

Ayesha Zeb
Finance and Fees Support and Mental Health First Aider

Kelsey Scott
First Aider

Mohamed Salem
Mental Health First Aid

University of Bradford
Student support is available through the student life team. You can find more information about the team below. This support could be personal, health, visa-related, or study problems. In each case, student life is available to offer help and guidance for you. Student life can be contacted either through the University’s website or via MyBradford.

Student Life Team

Security is in operation on the University Campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can contact security via the Safe Zone app below or by calling 01274 238888, all University security guards are first aid trained.

You can contact the Police, Fire or Ambulance service by calling 999, this number should only be used in case of emergencies. For non-emergencies, you can contact these services by calling 101.

Safe Zone app

University of Bradford International College 
Richmond Road,

Alternatively, WhatsApp our Student Experience Officer at +44 (0)7442183797 or email at

The UBU/University of Bradford Union of Students is where you will find everything you need to compliment your student life, whether that is expanding your skills through sports, societies, media areas or volunteering; meeting new friends or enjoying our entertainments; joining with like-minded students in areas of politics; or getting academic or social advice and support.

Explore the Students Union website for lots of information about us, plus videos, photos and audio, and all the latest news and latest events. Make sure you like and follow us on all our social networks to stay connected.

Students Union website 

For help and advice contact the University Career and Employability team who can offer you lots of support. The UBIC student support team can also offer you advice. They will be able to assist with CV preparation and advice about Application Forms.

You can find a wide range of part-time vacancies online, via jobs boards or directly through an organisation’s vacancies pages.
Find a job is the jobs database from Jobcentre Plus, the UK government department that provides support for people seeking employment. It has useful advanced search features to help refine your search and is a good source of local part-time jobs.
Make sure to refine your search by job type, area and contract type to get the best results.

Canvas is your virtual learning environment where you can access your course materials, submit your assignments and communicate with your teacher and fellow students. You can access canvas via the link below and sign in with your university username. A canvas mobile app is also available. If you have any problems accessing Canvas when you start your course please speak to your tutor or the UBIC Student Support Office.

VLE (Canvas)

The name of your Personal Academic Tutor is available via evision. They will contact you within the first few weeks of the course but you can also email them at any time.

The attendance policy will be shared with you when you enrol and is also available via the UBIC Canvas page.

The student handbook will be shared with you when you enrol and is also available via the UBIC Canvas page.

All students at the University of Bradford International College are required to pay tuition fees either before the start of the course or during the enrolment process. If you are unable to pay your fees prior to the start of your course please contact the college for support.

Failure to pay your tuition fees will result in your becoming a debtor and you will be subject to College Sanctions.

Please note that the fees that you pay for the first part of your course at the University of Bradford International College do not include the fees for the second stage of your course at the University. If you wish to discuss payment for stage 2 of your course please speak to the Payzone team located in the Atrium of the Richmond Building. If you are unclear about this, please contact the college immediately.

  • Assist you with enrolment and settling into your life at UBIC
  • Should be your first point of contact if you have any personal, financial or welfare issues
  • Can provide First Aid and Mental Health First Aid to students
  • Can refer you to the counselling, mental health, and disability teams at the University
  • Can issue you a transcript or provide details on results and re-assessments
  • Can help you with timetable issues
  • Assist with attendance issues
  • Provide a duty of care for U18s and pregnant students

IT Support:
During your studies, you may come across IT problems, with connection or email, for example. As an embedded College within the larger University of Bradford you will have access to the university’s IT support Services, The University’s IT Services are there to help students and staff with any IT problems and questions. They also provided access to university PCs found across the University’s campus. Within each suite, you will find access to a wide range of software as well as printing facilities. For more information about UoB IT and the services they provide, click here.

Student Life Team: 
Student support is available through the student life team. You can find more information about the team by clicking here. This support could be personal, health, visa, or study problems. In each case, student life is available to offer help and guidance for you. Student life can be contacted either through the University’s website or via MyBradford.

Library and Learning Centre:
As a student of UBIC, you have access to the University of Bradford’s library. Within the library, you will find the books, texts, and journals you will need to complete many of your assignments as well as study areas, electronic resources, and staff who will help you locate information you might need. Information on the library and its services can also be found here.

Careers advice:
Careers and Employability services at the University offer guidance and advice to students on career-related matters. This service is available to help you throughout your studies as well as when finding a job after graduation. Examples of the support that the Careers Services are able to provide are:

  • Developing your employability skills and experience to make you stand out in the graduate job market
  • Discussing your career options
  • Support with your applications and interviews
  • Study and work placements abroad
  • Part-time jobs and work on campus
  • Placements and internships
  • Graduate vacancies
    Further details of all Careers and Employability services can be found here.

Academic Skills Advice:
Most students will need some support with their studies during their time at university. The Academic Skills Advice Service helps students with all areas of academic study and interpersonal skills. They offer one-to-one sessions, group advice, and workshops and they have a number of online study skills resources. UBIC students can access these resources free of charge, all of which are delivered throughout the year both online and on campus. The University also offers an interactive range of digital resources on Canvas that you can access to support independent learning across all aspects of maths, study skills and writing. If you are interested in attending any of these sessions please speak to the UBIC Student Support Office or contact the Academic Skills team here.

Accommodation Advice: 
The University of Bradford International College can provide you with support and advice related to finding suitable accommodation. It is recommended that students live in Halls of Residence, on campus, for at least the first year in Bradford. This accommodation is safe, and secure and is a good way to make friends. There are a variety of prices to suit different budgets​ and rent includes all bills. Living on campus also means that there is no need to pay for expensive public transport.

All student accommodation has been verified and approved for students by the University of Bradford via its trusted charity partnership with UniPol. You can learn more about Unipol and how they can help you find accommodation through their accommodation tracker here.

The Student Union’s  primary mission is to promote and represent student interests throughout the University. The Student Union also offers advice, guidance and support to students along with access to facilities for social and recreational events. As a student of UBIC, you are automatically a member of the student union and have access to its facilities and support services.

The student union can be contacted by phone at 01274 23 3300, by email at:, or through their website below. For information on the type of help and advice the student union offers, click here.

The student union is also the place to go to join clubs associated with  your favourite hobbies. There are around 50 sports and  activity clubs which will give you the chance to try something new, go on adventures and meet new friends. You can also get the opportunity to represent Bradford University​ in various sports and other events. If you are interested in joining any of the Student Union activities or have an idea for a new society make sure you get in touch with the College Student support team who will be happy to help you

Student Union website

Your Personal Academic Tutor will:

  • Support you through university life and help you to get the most from your studies
  • Discuss any issues that are stopping you from engaging effectively with your modules, and work with you to find resolutions
  • Help you to focus on your personal and professional development, including your career aspirations
  • Be a point of contact for you to raise academic issues
  • Be available to offer advice, support or guidance, or to direct you to appropriate sources of assistance in the University


6 weeks prior to course start date.

Contact IT Support for a password reset:
+44 (0)116 250 6050 /

Once you are fully registered: UoB MyBradford Desk, Richmond Building.

University of Bradford MyBradford Desk, Richmond Building.

You are expected to be on campus for the start date of your course, you will need to be there at least 1 week before to complete registration and collect your ID card, settle into accommodation and attend induction events.

Get a student letter from the college once fully registered, you can use this along with your CAS to open a bank account. This can also be used to show employers term times.

Student Confirmation Letter Request – fill out this form and collect after 2 working days from University of Bradford International College reception (Devonport House).

Timetable for term 1 will be available on Canvas and emailed after the registration is finalised (once you’ve completed both online registration and face to face visa verification) during induction week.

Click here to see the nearest GP, students need to fill out a patient registration form. You’ll be able to register here if you live close to the surgery, if not, you can search here to find your closest GP.

Click here for more information Bradford student health.

For Travel:

  • A current passport
  • A Student Visa (if required)
  • Permission to Travel Letter (if applicable)
  • Acceptance Letter (CAS)
  • Evidence of financial support
  • Medical records for pre-existing conditions & details of vaccinations Any medication you are currently taking
  • Travel insurance
  • Cash or travellers’ cheques for everyday expenses, before your bank account is set up

For university:

  • A suitable laptop or computer for study that can connect to Wi-F
  • A mobile phone with a number you can easily be contacted on
  • A smart phone so you can download the DMU Student Portal App