International Centre organises induction and orientation programmes
for all new arrivals. The events aim to give you an introduction to
the University and its services. You will have the chance to meet
staff informally and make new friends.
More information about the specific events relevant to you will
be included in your joining instructions.
Please plan your journey to arrive in Wolverhampton in time to
make the most of the orientation programme. Your joining
instructions will provide details of the best date to arrive in the
Please be aware that there is no advantage to arriving in
Wolverhampton earlier than the advertised date. If you arrive early
you may not be able to move into your accommodation until the
official 'moving in' date and you will not be able to enrol
before Welcome Week activities begin.
Non EU / EEA students - if you are from outside
the EU you will not be able to open a bank account, register with a
doctor or look for employment until you are enrolled at the
Non-EU, non-EEA and non-Commonwealth students may have
to register with the police on arrival.
Some students will receive a visa stating that they must
register with the police within 7 days of arrival in the UK. This
does NOT affect students from
Commonwealth or EEA/EU
If you are required to register with the police it will say so
in the visa stamp. There will be a registration opportunity at the
University on 21st October in MB Building between 9am - 1 pm.
Please ask for your appointment time at your Welcome
You should always check your visa to find out whether you need
to register or not, as failure to register may result in
prosecution and those found guilty may face imprisonment of up to 6
months and / or a fine of up to £5,000.
West Midlands overseas visitors registration department has a
list of the countries that may be affected.
The current charge for police registration is £34 and the
certificate is valid for the length of your leave. If you
change your address you should notify the police. If you
extend your time in the UK you will need to renew your
registration with the police. It is free to renew your
You may find it helpful to use a mobile telephone from your
home country for the first few days after arrival in the UK. Please
contact your mobile phone company for details of costs etc.
For the medium and long term, it will most likely be cheaper to
buy a new mobile phone in the UK. There are many very competitive
deals available, but as they change constantly, it is best to
enquire once you have arrived in the UK.
Alternatively, you can also purchase international phone cards
from local shops that will allow you to call home at a reduced
University students have free access to the internet, so you can
easily keep in touch with family and friends via email.
There is very limited funding available from the UK or the
University to pay for disabled international students' support
needs. The University will need to consider each student's
individual circumstances to determine how much support - if any -
the University is able to provide.
We strongly urge you to seek assistance from your home country
if you do not already have funding for this purpose.
Once you have funding available, the Student
Enabling Centre can provide a comprehensive range of support
services to enable D/deaf or disabled students to participate in
university life on an equal basis with non-disabled students.
For the first few weeks the University will be very busy with
all the students from the UK as well as from around the world.
While there will be activities provided just for international
students we hope you will participate in all the Weeks' activities
provided by the Students' Union.
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