We're can't wait to welcome you to Bath Spa University. We hope you're looking forward to becoming part of our wider global community.

Before you get here

Before you arrive in the UK you'll need to organise a number of things including flights, finances and potentially a visa. Make sure you check our applicants information for international students and keep an eye on your emails.

When you get here

When you arrive in the UK you may be able to get a lift from the airport, or you can make your own way here (check out our find us information).

You'll need to enrol in person once you get here. To do so you'll need the following:

  • Current passport
    If your passport is being processed for an in-country application, we'll need to see correspondence from the Home Office confirming receipt of your documents
  • BRP card
    If you don't have a BRP card, you need to bring your Home Office letter stating when you can collect it
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) arrangements
    This is only applicable if you're registering to study PGCE, Foundation Degrees in Early Years, or Education Studies for Teaching Assistants or Counselling. You’ll need to ensure you make the necessary arrangements for your DBS

Social activities

Each year we host social activities specifically for international students. In 2016 activities included:

  • Welcome quiz
  • BBQ and speed-mating
  • Salsa dance class
  • Culture talks
  • Acoustic night
  • Karaoke night
  • Great British Quiz
  • English/Afternoon tea
  • Film Night
  • One World Society Night

You'll also be able to take part in events hosted by the Students' Union for all students. 

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