The student experience on arrival in the UK is very important to us and we have put in place a range of support services for international arrivals. These include airport pick up and welcome at Manchester and Leeds airports, self-isolation food parcels, regular welfare checks and online social activity to keep you in contact with our team and other students while you isolate.
We also understand that many students will be facing unforeseen costs as a result of their country being on the UK government’s red list for travel.
If students are required to enter managed quarantine in hotels, the University will provide the full government set cost of £1,750 for each self-financing student travelling from a home address in a red-list country. This will be paid through a tuition fee reduction after students arrive in Leeds.
Further details of eligibility for this support and how to claim the fee reduction will be available before students begin their journey to Leeds. Please encourage students to prioritize their visas first and do not book the quarantine package until travel arrangements are confirmed. Students should keep evidence of their quarantine booking and receipt, as they will need these when they submit their claim.
Please encourage students to check emails regularly as well as our applicant and offer holder FAQs. These will be updated later in the summer with details of our support scheme and the application process.
The same level of support will be available for current students who make their first 2021 journey to the UK and Leeds after April 1st. Quarantine support may only be claimed once.
Our policy is based on the red-list as at June 11th and may be subject to change if there are UK government updates to travel policy and costs, and if alternatives to managed quarantine are available.