Claiming the subsidy

To apply for the £500 subsidy, please fill in the Quarantine Hotel Rebate Expense Claim Form.

You only need to fill in the sections of the form highlighted in yellow. Please ignore any non-highlighted sections.

Page last updated 26 Jul

We are offering financial support to all students who are travelling to College for the start of the 2021-22 academic year from a red list country and who are, therefore, required to self-isolate in a quarantine hotel upon arrival in the UK.

If you are unsure whether you are required to book a quarantine hotel our Arriving in the UK pages provide a helpful overview of the current travel guidance.  

We strongly encourage you to familiarise yourself with the UK’s government’s Guidance: Red, amber and green list rules for entering England.   

Students travelling from red list countries  

Before you travel to England from a red list country (or if you will have been in a red list country in the 10 days prior to travelling to the UK) you must:  

You should book your place in a Quarantine Hotel before your book your flight to the UK. You may not be able to board a plane to the UK without confirmation of a Quarantine Hotel booking.

On arrival in England you must:  

What support is available to me? 

The standard price for a quarantine hotel is currently £1,750. To help you with the financial impact of staying in a quarantine hotel, you’ll be entitled to a £500 subsidy from the College after you have completed your stay and enrolled on your programme.

How do I apply for the £500 subsidy?

To apply for the £500 subsidy, fill in the Quarantine Hotel Rebate Expense Claim Form. You only need to fill in the sections of the form highlighted in yellow. Please ignore any non-highlighted sections.

In the form, you will need to provide:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your College Identifier (CID number)
  • The dates of your stay in the quarantine hotel
  • Details of your UK bank account. If you do not have a UK bank account, you will need to wait until you have arrived in the UK and set up your account before submitting your rebate claim. In some circumstances, it might be possible to make payment to international accounts. If you have no option but to be refunded to an international bank account, please send an email to qhrebate@imperial.ac.uk

Please note, that the College will issue the £500 subsidy to the bank account you list on the form. This can be a different bank account to the one used for booking your hotel, so please state the name of the bank account holder so that the College is aware of who the money is being sent to.

Once you have completed your quarantine stay and enrolled on your programmeplease complete the Quarantine Hotel Rebate Expense Claim Form putting your signature and the date in the yellow box at the bottom of the form (electronic signatures are acceptable).

Send your completed form and proof of your hotel booking payment (e.g. receipt, booking confirmation email) to qhrebate@imperial.ac.uk

We aim to pay all approved claims within two weeks of your Quarantine Hotel stay and receipt of your completed expenses claim form.

What if I require further financial support?

If, after receiving, your £500 subsidy you require further financial support as a result of the hotel quarantine cost, you may request to be financially assessed by the Student Financial Support Team. Please email student.funding@imperial.ac.uk to request this financial assessment.

Frequently asked questions

New Students – When I Can Claim my Quarantine Hotel Subsidy?

If you are starting your programme of study in the 21/22 Academic Year, you can apply for a Quarantine Hotel subsidy once you have:

  • Enrolled on your programme (you will be invited to enrol on your programme once you have a firm offer from the College
  • Have completed your Quarantine Hotel stay
  • Have opened a UK bank account

We will not be able to process your claim unless you are enrolled on your programme of study.

Continuing Students – When Can I Claim My Quarantine Hotel Subsidy?

If you are continuing a programme in the 21/22 Academic Year, you can apply for a Quarantine Hotel subsidy once you have:

  • Have completed your Quarantine Hotel stay
  • Have opened a UK bank account

Can I apply for the £500 subsidy if I completed a Quarantine Hotel stay prior to the announcement of this financial support?

It will not be possible to pay claims for Quarantine Hotel stays which started before 1 June 2021. Your Quarantine Hotel stay must have started on or after 1 June 2021 to qualify for the £500 subsidy.

Can I claim this support more than once if I need to leave and re-enter the country?

It will not be possible to claim the subsidy more than once - you will only be able to claim for your start of session arrival.

Are staff eligible to receive this support?

This financial support is only available to students.

What evidence do I need to supply in order to process my claim?

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your College Identifier (CID number)
  • Details of your UK bank account
  • The dates of your stay in the quarantine hotel
  • Proof of your hotel booking payment (e.g. receipt, booking confirmation email)