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New Starters - Autumn

Updated 22 August 2017

This page contains information for students joining the Study Abroad Programme in September 2017.  We will be sending you lots of information via email in the coming months, but you might want to bookmark this page and return regularly as we add information nearer to the start of the Programme.

Orientation and travel

  • Your first day at City will be Wednesday 27 September, a copy of the orientation schedule can be found here
  • If you are staying in City accommodation you can arrive anytime from 16 September, if you do arrive early you are welcome to visit us in the office before orientation
  • There will be lots of activities in the week beginning 25 September, including the International Student Welcome on Monday 25 September, and Fresher's Fair on Tuesday 26 September and more information will be available nearer the time
  • For semester only students the semester formally ends on 20 December, we will notify you in October when your final assessment will be, so you might want to buy a flexible ticket as you may be able to finish earlier depending on your assessments

Entry clearance/Visas

  • Most students from outside of the EU will be eligible to receive a visa on arrival and we will provide students with letters and entry guidance in June
  • Students in the UK on a Short Term Study Visa are not able to work
  • More information about entry clearance to the UK can be found here
  • Students who are here for a year from outside the EU will need to apply for a Tier 4 (general student) visa, and you can find more information about these visas here


  • If you have been allocated City accommodation you can find out more information about Liberty Court and Liberty Hall (please note that the fees for Study Abroad students can be found here)
  • If you are paying for your accommodation to City, you will receive an invoice from the Study Abroad Office before you arrive in the UK, you will not be paying Liberty Living directly
  • You can pay for your accommodation by all major credit cards or international bank transfer
  • If you are staying in Liberty Court you are able to request to stay in the same apartment as a friend, but we are unable to guarantee we will be able to accommodate all requests
  • Students in Liberty Court and Liberty Hall will be given a bedding and kitchen pack including:
    • Duvet (comforter) and pillow and one set of sheets/covers
    • One set of cutlery
    • One set of plate, bowl, glass and cup
    • Share of cooking utensils
    • Share of toaster, fridge, stove, oven and microwave


  • City does not provide travel or property insurance, so students should ensure that they have suitable cover before leaving their home country
  • Students in the UK on a Short Term Study Visa are not eligible for NHS (National Health Service) treatment

Tuition fees

  • If your home institution is paying your fees you will not need to pay fees to City
  • The only additional charge is for LA2017 Performing Arts in London and students need to pay £50 towards tickets for the performances which is payable on arrival
  • Students paying tuition fees directly to City will be invoiced following the end of the add/drop period and will be charged depending on the course mix they have chosen - see here for more information.  Fees are payable by the end of October and can be paid by credit card or international bank transfer

Timetables, Courses and Exams

  • You are able to add/drop your courses (modules) until Friday 6 October, and we will send information about how you can do this, and what restrictions there are in July
  • Timetables for your modules are available here
  • Your modules will have a variety of assessment methods, but usually would be one piece of coursework and one final exam, your exams will be in the last week of teaching (week beginning 11 December) or between 18 - 20 December.

Please don't hesitate to contact the Study Abroad Office if you have any questions, and we look forward to meeting you in September!

Jamie Avery and Chelsea Millgate

City Study Abroad Programme