Arriving in the UK
Our priority is for you to experience everything our campuses and London has to offer.
We will offer you an educational experience that will maximise in-person teaching throughout the academic year, unless we are prevented from doing so by UK government restrictions.
This means we expect you to be living in the UK and to able to visit campus at the start of your programme.
If you are travelling from a country which requires self-isolation upon arrival in the UK (either in your residence or a quarantine hotel), you will be expected to have completed this self-isolation period by the first day of term.
More information to support your arrival in the UK
Many of our programmes are offering a delayed start of up to two weeks for students who have difficulty arriving in the UK. During the delay, you will be expected to study remotely initially and then join us in London as soon as possible.
Because the learning outcomes of our programmes are so different, this delayed start is not available for every programme in every department.
If you are unable to arrive in the UK/campus in time for the start of your programme, your situation will be treated as exceptional, and you will be asked for proof of your situation so that the College can decide how best to support you and make decisions regarding your wellbeing and educational experience.
This policy is not intended to cover all situations, and a pre-existing policy is in use for non-pandemic related circumstances. Your department will know which policy to apply to your situation based on the evidence you provide. View the exceptional circumstances policy [pdf]
Government rules for international travel to England
What you must do depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated under the rules for travel to England. There are different rules if you have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England. Red list rules apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not.
The government guidance can change at short notice so it is important you read and familiarise yourself with the relevant rules before you book your travel to the UK from overseas.