Wherever in the world your exciting new journey is starting from, we can’t wait to see your Salford story develop. Before you set off, take a look at the information below. It will help you get everything in place to get your first few weeks running smoothly.
Make your journey from the airport to your accommodation an easy one, by booking our airport taxi transfer service.
If you fly into Manchester International Airport you can get free taxi transfer to the University campus or your student accommodation. You need to book in advance to take advantage of this service.
Before you depart, check that you have all the documents you will need and carry them in your hand luggage. You will need show some of these documents to the UK Border Force officers and further documents if you have booked a taxi transfer.
Please ensure you have the following ready when you arrive:
Depending on your circumstances, the following documents may be required once you have entered the UK, either for your University registration or for other purposes:
What you should pack will depend on your individual circumstances. Here are some items we recommend you bring with you:
Your entire household!
There are some things you cannot bring into the UK, or are subject to restrictions:
You must have agreed a payment plan with the University for any outstanding tuition fees before you can complete student registration.
You can pay any balance on your fees in full on arrival, or you can arrange to pay the balance in instalments.
There are also a number of accommodation payment plans available to you:
The first step of registering as a student is to attend International Check In.
You must bring the following original documents to check in:
Please check at Registration section for details of where and when you should attend International Check In.
After International Check In, you will complete registration through a short online process to confirm: your personal details, the programme you will be studying, and the method of fee payment.
It is important to make a note of all important dates which relate to your immigration status and set reminders for taking any action required, such as applying for a visa extension, or renewing your passport.
There are two departments within the University you will deal with regarding your immigration status.
askUS offers general support and specialist visa advice for all visa categories. askUS run a ‘batch scheme’ to help you apply for an extension of your Tier 4 visa.
Main Office: University House, Peel Park Campus
t : +44 (0)161 295 0023
Student Administration is responsible for your student records, including keeping copies of your immigration documents and academic qualifications. Student Administration is also responsible for supervising the Attendance Monitoring scheme.
Main Office: University House, Peel Park Campus
t : +44 (0)161 295 2060
Welcome week takes place from 23 – 27 January where there will be orientation and social events for international students.
If you are coming to the UK or to Salford for the first time, we recommend you arrive in time to join in with the welcome programme.
During Welcome Week, there will be social activities, talks and lectures about university life. You can go on guided tours of the campus and trips out to explore the local area, the city of Manchester, and the north west of England.
You can find out more about the welcome programme at www.salford.ac.uk/welcome
During the week starting Monday 23 January, before teaching begins, your programme leader will organise a number of induction events to introduce you to the course, to your lecturers, and to the other students you will be studying with. It is important that you attend all these events, so that you will be fully prepared when teaching begins.
You can find a timetable of your induction activities by searching for your programme here
We are required by law to inform the Home Office if any international student is not attending classes regularly. Most courses will require you to submit an attendance form to your school office each week or month depending on your mode of study.
This form can be collected from your school office or downloaded from our website here, this must be signed each week by a lecturer or supervisor before you submit online.
Research students, or students on placement, must make suitable alternative arrangements with their supervisor to get their signature.
If you do not submit an Attendance Monitoring form regularly, the University must report this to the Home Office, and your visa could be revoked.
For full details, visit the Visa and Immigration webpages.
You must provide a UK address and telephone number as part of the University registration process.
It is a requirement of your visa that you inform the University if either should change.
If you don’t have a permanent address when you register with the University, you can provide a temporary address.
When this changes you must update your details at here
We offer a wealth of support for students who are studying in the UK for the first time, and those who are returning to continue their studies. For more information, click here and scroll through the information below.
InterLink: InterLink links new international students with current students from the UK. Your InterLink mentor is there to give you advice and answer your questions about being a student at Salford. You can meet your InterLink mentor in person when you arrive, or email them before you leave home. You can meet your InterLink mentor in person when you arrive or talk to them by email before you leave home.
LEAP: If English is not your first language, you may want to join our Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) scheme. LEAP is a free programme for international students who want to improve their English language skills, and focuses on helping you write better assignments and theses.
The International Society: As an international student at Salford, you will get free membership of The International Society. The International Society offers social activities and additional classes to international students from The University of Salford, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Students’ Union activity groups: The University of Salford Students’ Union runs over 80 sporting and activity groups open to all students to join. Whatever you’re interested in, you are likely to find a group of students with similar interests. During your induction week, the Students’ Union runs an activities fair where you can meet representatives of the various groups and sign up to become a member.
On Peel Park campus, we have a multi-faith chaplaincy based in University House, which is open to students of all faiths. We have a Catholic chaplain, a Church of England chaplain and a Muslim chaplain on the multi-faith team. There is also a Muslim prayer facility based in Newton Annexe on Peel Park campus.