International arrivals

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

Key information

International students should review our International webpages where you'll find:

Key dates

24 September 2021 – International Orientation Day

Starting at a new university in a new country can seem daunting. That’s why we offer a full day of informative sessions specifically for new international students. All new international students are expected to attend the International Orientation Day, which will take place on Friday 24 September. 

You'll be emailed when your Welcome Activities schedule becomes available. Your Welcome Activities schedule will give you more details about what you can expect on the day as well as the range of sessions that will be taking place over our Welcome Weeks. If you have any questions, please email

25-26 September 2021 - International in-person enrolment

International students who'll be studying with us at Bath Spa on a Student Route visa will need to attend an in-person enrolment session over the Welcome Weekend 25 - 26 September 2021. Help will also be on hand if you need some support with your online registration.

If you're an international student but aren't going to be studying with us on a Student Route visa, you can enrol remotely in the final step of your online registration. You're welcome to visit us in the Commons building over Welcome Weekend where you can find support from various teams around the University including the Student Information Desk, Finance, IT Service Desk, Medical Centre, Immigration Advice, Students' Union, Student ID cards, as well as travel information from First Bus.

27 September - 8 October 2021 - Welcome Activities

As an undergraduate student, you'll have two weeks of induction activities to help you settle in before teaching begins. See our Welcome Activities page for further information. You'll also be emailed when your full Welcome Activities schedule for your course is ready so that you know which days and times you'll need to be on campus.

As a postgraduate student, you'll have your course related induction activities as well as a range of optional activities throughout our Settle In Weeks.

28 September 2021 – Teaching begins

Teaching for most of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses begins the week commencing 28 September 2021.

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