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Pre Arrival Guide


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International Pre Arrival Guide

This online guide has been produced by the Gateway & International Student Support Team, University of Sunderland. This document is intended to provide information which you may find useful prior to travelling to the UK, ensuring your transition to life and study is as smooth as possible.

If you have any enquiries around the airport arrival service please email arrival@sunderland.ac.uk for additional information. If you have any questions around your course application, including your CAS number, please contact internationaladmissions@sunderland.ac.uk.

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Before you Arrive

This section gives you information on what you should consider before you travel to the UK. This section allows contains information on our Airport Arrival Service for New Students.

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Life in Sunderland

This section gives an indication of some important tasks which you may need to do once you’ve arrived in the UK, including opening a UK bank account and registering with a local doctor (GP). This will ensure that your transition to life in the UK is as smooth as possible. 

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Immigration Information

To help you feel organised when you arrive in the UK, you may want to think about opening a UK bank account, where to collect your BRP card from and whether you need to register with the police.  

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Help when you arrive

We understand that moving to a new country can be a daunting experience. This section explains our campus enrolment process and who to contact if you have any questions. 

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Useful Information

The information provided in this section may be useful both before you arrive in the UK and throughout your studies. The local map and transport information may be particularly helpful in your first few weeks on campus! 

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