International & EU students

Please see below for information for International and EU students. 

How do I book a quarantine hotel?

Currently, there are no countries on the red list, however should that change, you can book your managed quarantine in a hotel using the UK Government’s hotel portal.

My country is on the UK Government’s red list, what does that mean for me and my arrival in Scotland?

Currently, there are no countries on the red list. However please regularly review the below website before you travel, as this position may change;

COVID International Travel and Quarantine Information

What do I need to do if I am travelling from a non-red country?

If you are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18 and travelling from a non-red list country or territory, what do I need to do;

As of the 7th January, there is no no longer a need to take pre-departure Covid tests, there is also no longer a requirement to self-isolate on arrival until they've received a negative result.  However, travellers in this group will still need to take a test on or before day two after arriving in the UK - which can be with a lateral flow test rather than a PCR test. Anyone who tests positive on their lateral flow test will need to isolate and take a free confirmatory PCR test.

If you are over 18, not fully vaccinated and travelling from non-red list countries, then you must;

On arrival in Scotland you must:

You can find further guidance on travelling to Scotland via the below webpage:

COVID 19 International Travel and Quarantine Information

I am arriving in Glasgow from elsewhere in the UK, do I need to quarantine?

For students arriving from countries travelling onto Scotland, you are not required to go to a quarantine hotel, however you must fully the Scottish Government rules on self isolation after travel. You can find guidance for this below;

COVID 19 International Travel and Quarantine Information

Will I be entitled to the COVID-19 vaccine when I arrive in Scotland?

The Scottish Government has announced that international students are included in the national coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme for the coming academic year (2021/22). Further details on vaccinations can be found under the ‘vaccination’ section on this webpage.

International students living in the UK and registered with a General Practitioner (GP) can access healthcare. This includes access to COVID-19 vaccinations. Please see the ‘vaccination’ section on this webpage.

When students arrive in the UK, they should register with a local GP surgery as soon as possible.

How do I collect my BRP is I need to self-isolate?

Students coming to study from overseas are usually advised to collect their BRP within 10 days, however, the Home Office recognises the current difficulties for students having to self-isolate and understands that this is not possible.

Please see here for more information about your BRP.

If most of my course is online, do I need to come to Scotland?

While some of your teaching will be online, some elements of your programme will require you to be on campus. While we appreciate some students may find arriving for the start of term challenging, we recommend you arrive as soon as you can, as none of our programmes can be completed online. Please see our Postgraduate Research Student FAQ’s for related questions for PGRs.  

I am a postgraduate research student. What is the current advice on international travel for conferences?

Conferences are now typically being held remotely and online. Please follow Scottish Government guidance on travel abroad if you are currently resident in Scotland.