Countdown to September as an International Foundation Year Student

Open day bunting hanging in peel park

The next few weeks will pass quickly and, before you know it, it will be time to make the big move to Salford! As there are a lot of tasks for you to do in a short space of time, we’ve put this important information together, so you know what you need to do.

  • Your Welcome Week and Induction begins on Monday 9 September and teaching starts on Monday 16 September.

Please read the below instructions carefully, so you are able to join us as planned.

How to get started at Salford

Once you have your unconditional offer, give yourself a big cheer, woohoo! But you can’t relax yet as there are more tasks you need to complete before you can become an official University of Salford student.

Below is a checklist of things you need to do once you have an unconditional offer.

  • Apply for your Visa as soon as you have your CAS
  • Book your accommodation
  • Book your travel to arrive in time to complete Check-in on campus before Welcome Week and induction starts
  • Start online registration
  • Book your Check-in appointment
  • Pack your essential documents and belongings and travel to the UK if you aren't already here
  • Collect your biometric residence permit (BRP) within 10 days of arriving in the UK
  • Attend your Check-in appointment face-to-face on our campus
  • Pay your tuition fees in full to get a 3% discount or set up a payment plan
  • Complete online registration by filling in your personal details
  • Access your university learning systems
  • Join your on-campus induction and Welcome Week starting on Monday 9 September

Timetables and term dates

We know that you’ll be keen to see your timetable for your first year, and although this won’t be available until early September, we can give you some general information about what to expect.

We divide the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters, which are 13 weeks long including vacation periods. Click the link below to see an overview of the 2024/25 academic year, including a breakdown of each trimester. 

Please bear in mind that the majority of courses do not have teaching during trimester three. However, if you’re on an accelerated course, a course with a mid-year start, or a course aligned to a healthcare profession, you will be taught during this period.

Learn more about the academic year by week 2024/25.

Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study. Check out the video below to discover more about LEAP.

Learning English for Academic Purposes

Accommodation and settling in

If you're staying in Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, our accommodation partner, Campus Living Villages, will email you closer to the start to term to invite you to book your time of arrival. There will be options to arrive outside of normal working hours, so no matter how far you’re travelling from, you’ll be able to move in at a time that suits you.

We want to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, since lots of students will be arriving on campus, so please do confirm your arrival and read the guidance CLV will send to you carefully.

If you have chosen to stay in other student accommodation, you will be contacted regarding your move-in options by your accommodation provider.

If you don't yet have your accommodation booked, you should have a look at our advice about accommodation which also details some rooms with availability in the local area.

Keep in touch

We will be sending you a digital welcome guide at the end of July to give you more information about how to get started at the university, so keep checking your emails.

Join our official Facebook group to find and chat with your future course mates and ask any questions you have about starting university. You can also follow us on TikTokInstagram and X for the latest news from our campus.

You can also contact our Enquiries team with any questions you may have by emailing or calling +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Useful contact details

askUS Student Services

askUS are currently available to contact by phone, email or via live chat on their website 10:00-16:00 (UK time) Monday to Friday


If you are booked into Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, you can find the answers to most questions on the Campus Living Villages (CLV) website. If you can’t find the answer to your question, you can contact CLV by phone or email:

The contact details of other student accommodation providers can be found on their websites. Visit our looking for student accommodation webpage for a handy list of local accommodation providers with links to their websites. 

Enquiries and Admissions

Enquiries and Admissions

Our Recruitment team is currently available to contact by phone, email or live chat from 10:00-16:00 (UK time) Monday to Friday


Our security team are available for advice and assistance 24 hours a day, please call +44 (0)161 295 4773.

Call our switchboard

Not sure which team you should talk to? Call our switchboard on +44 0161 295 5000 and they'll direct you to the right person.