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Pre-arrival Information

Upcoming Arrivals: Arrivals Day for January 2015 entry will be on Monday, 19 January. 

You probably have many questions now that you've accepted your offer to study with us, and there is a lot to think about when moving to a new country. Here we provide useful information, documents, and links which will hopefully help answer some of your questions to prepare you for your move to a new country.


Airport collections

We offer airport collections to our main intakes only of new international students. This service is free of charge, however places must be booked in advance.

To book a seat please complete the airport collection form.


Now that you have accepted your offer: things to do »

Money Matters & cost of living »

Travelling to the UK and to York »

York & North Yorkshire »

Arriving at York St John: what to expect in your first few days »

Weather & climate information »


International Student Guide 2014-15

International Student Guide 2014-15Download our International Student Guide 2014-15









International Student Welcome Programme

International Student Welcome ProgrammeWe have designed a Welcome Programme to make you feel more comfortable and give you a great beginning to your time at York St John University.









Useful websites

Border Force Top 10 Tips for Arrivals- designed to help students arriving in the UK get through border security as quickly as possible.

First Steps - the British Council's pre-departure guide for international students.

Prepare for Success  - provides useful information and activities to help you prepare for academic life in the UK.

UK Visas & Immigration - website for information on your visa and studying in the UK.

We Are International - website for all international students considering studying in the UK

International Student Calculator - online tool to help you calculate your finances


Contact us

To contact the International Student Support team, please e-mail iss@yorksj.ac.uk