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10 essential things to do before you arrive at UWE Bristol

1. Pay your tuition fee deposit

Find out how to pay tuition fees.

2. Complete 'My Visa'

In order to receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies letter you must complete the 'MyVisa' section on the UWE Welcome Website.

3. Apply for your visa

Read about visas and immigration, including when you need to apply for your visa.

4. Book accommodation

Read our guidance on choosing and booking accommodation.

If you would like some help searching for private accommodation, please complete this short form.

It is important that you find accommodation before arriving in the UK, as the University cannot offer you a room whilst you search. So please arrange temporary accommodation if needed (such as to stay in an Airbnb or hotel).

The University has created a list of local accommodation contacts.

Please contact if you have any questions, or you can post messages on our Facebook chat group to contact UWE Bristol students directly.

5. Register online with your MyUWE account

Register online with your MyUWE before you arrive at UWE Bristol. When you arrive you must also register in person.

6. Make sure you have your health or vaccination certificates

If you are from any of these countries listed on the website and you will be in the UK for more than six months, you must take a tuberculosis (TB) test. Read the UK Visa and Immigration guidance on tuberculosis tests.

7. Travel

Book your flight and organise travel insurance. Read information about airport pickup and transport to UWE Bristol.

8. Get packing!

Read our checklist of important things to pack.

9. Arrange your UK currency

Make sure you have some UK currency or a credit card, so you can pay for anything you need during your first few days in the UK. There are also Bureau de Change and cashpoints inside the airport terminals.

10. Arrive safely

Read our guide to immigration and customs when arriving in the UK.

More information

Read our information for new international students and our new students’ pre-arrival checklist for other things you may need to do before you arrive at UWE Bristol.

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