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International Orientation Programme

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All international and EU students are invited to join our online Orientation Programme in September 2020. 

The International Orientation Programme aims to give you the best start to life in the UK and study at Brunel University London. Whether it's your first experience of another country, or you have studied in the UK before, our programme is designed to give you all the essential information before you start your studies.

We also offer a free Airport Welcome Service where you'll be picked up safely from Heathrow airport and driven directly to campus. The service is only available from Heathrow aiport and will run throughout Term 1 (7 September - 13 December 2020). If you are arriving into a different UK airport please let us know your flight information by completing this form.

Brunel have made special arrangements to provide students who need to self-isolate on arrival with free accommodation on campus and free delivery of three daily meals per day during the 14 day period. This will be available to all students who arrive between Friday 21 and Monday 31 August 2020. Find out more here.

Booking for the Orientation Programme and Airport  Welcome Service are not yet open but please continue to check this page for more information and updates.

For practical information and insight on UK education for international students visit British Council - Study UK.

Airport Welcome Service

Booking for this service will open in August

The Airport Welcome Service is free for all new International, EU and Exchange Students arriving into Heathrow airport only, the service will run throughout Term 1. An additional charge will apply for any extra nights in on-campus accommodation. If you are arriving into a different UK airport please let us know your flight information by completing this form.

1. You'll be able to sign up for our Airport Welcome Service once it opens in August. You will need to know your flight details in order to register for the service.

2. Once you have signed up for our Airport Welcome you will received a booking confirmation from the taxi service with detailed instructions on how to find your taxi driver once you have arrived at the Heathrow airport..

3. When you arrive at Heathrow, you can call your pre-booked taxi to let them know you are ready to make the short journey to the Brunel campus. You'll have their contact information emailed to you before you travel.

Luggage Allowance

Your private vehicle can accommodate up to 2 large cases and 2 small cabin bags. If you exceed the luggage allowance, or are travelling with extra passengers, additional charges may apply. This will not be covered by the University. 

International Orientation Programme

Our International Orientation Programme is free for all international and EU students and will be available to book from August.

The programme has been designed to provide you with everything you need to know before and during your study at Brunel including:

  • Looking after yourself in self isolation
  • Setting up a bank account and mobile phone
  • Building social connections
  • Getting medical care
  • How to keep yourself safe in the UK or studying online
  • Where to get support and much more!

Your health and wellbeing is our priority at Brunel and we are closely monitoring lastest advice and guidance to ensure your safety.

The September 2020 programme will be delivered online, allowing you to access the information in your own time, from anywhere with internet connection.

Once you have arrived on campus (or completed your self isolation) you'll have the opportunity to safely meet some of your fellow students, and familiarise yourself with the campus and local area with the assistance of our Welcome Guides.

To check if you do not have to isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK, please visit the Coranivirus (Covid-19): Travel Corridors webpages.

Please visit our Brunel in 2020 webpages from more information about the support available for our students joining us this year.


If you are arriving in September to study a Foundation or Pre-Master’s course, the London Brunel International College (LBIC) will be running a separate orientation.Click here for more information.

Travelling to Brunel by public transport

If you are travelling to campus by public transport, please remember that face coverings must be worn for the full duration of journeys. For more information, visit the Coranivirus (Covid-19): Safer Travel Guidance for Passengers webpages.

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