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Early International Welcome

Arrive for our early induction to ensure a smoother transition to studying at Bath.

Early International Welcome

Arrive on campus a few days earlier for our International Welcome event to help you settle into your new life in the UK.

Starting at university is exciting, but also can be an extremely busy time. International students often have additional challenges, such as setting up a bank account, document checking and adapting to a different culture.

Our optional Early International Welcome programme will help you navigate these challenges and give you time to settle in before the main University Welcome Week so you have the time to make the most of the experience. If you are unable to arrive early don't worry, you will still receive the same information and support alongside the other activities going on during Welcome Week.

What does the early Welcome include and cost?

As well as a full two day programme the Welcome includes:

  • Three nights extra accommodation in your permanent University accommodation for Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September.
  • Optional free coach travel from Heathrow direct to your accommodation on Tuesday 17 September.
  • Three evening meals including a closing dinner on the final evening.
  • Two breakfasts on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September.
  • Bespoke tours of the campus and city.
  • Fast track document checking.
  • Information on healthcare in the UK and the opportunity to register with the Medical Centre.
  • Advice about and help with setting up UK bank accounts.
  • Social events.
  • A welcome package including hoodie, lanyard and keep cup.
  • An opportunity to meet and chat to current students.


The cost of a place on Early International Welcome will be £280.

students outside the Royal Crescent

Example programme

The programme will be full of workshops to support you to complete important tasks, opportunities to meet other students and guided tours of the campus and city. This is an example of what you could expect.

Day Activity
Tuesday afternoon Arrival in University accommodation
Tuesday evening Optional meal on campus
Wednesday morning Welcome breakfast followed by document checking and campus tour
Wednesday afternoon Information sessions including travel and banking
Wednesday evening Dinner followed by optional social
Thursday morning Breakfast followed by tour of the city - shops, banks, station and bus stops
Thursday afternoon Information sessions including how to register at the medical centre
Thursday evening Dinner in the Claverton Rooms followed by activities in the SU
Students on the Parade


To accept our offer of a place on Early International Welcome, you must:

  • hold a firm offer of a place on one of our Undergraduate courses;
  • have an overseas fee status;
  • be 18 years old or over on 17th September 2024;
  • have applied for University accommodation by 1st July;
  • be unaccompanied.
Group of students

How to apply for a place

Register your interest by completing this form by 1 July 2024. You must have also completed your accommodation application.

If you are successful, you will be sent an email offering you a place on Early International Welcome and requesting payment by 1 August 2024. Your place will be confirmed by email by 8 August 2024.

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Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions before you apply for a place.

Register your interest

Register your interest

Contact us

If you have any queries about Early International Welcome, please contact us.