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Before You Leave

There are a few things you need to consider before you leave home and travel to the UK:


Step 1

Document Checks 

Please read through your unconditional offer letter in full, including our terms and conditions.

Step 2

Check your tuition fees

Please ensure you are fully aware of the tuition fees payable to Brunel University London Pathway College, and subsequently to Brunel University London.

Please note that Brunel University London tuition fees, as provided in the offer letter, are subject to change as the University reviews and update their tuition fees on an annual basis.

Step 3

Apply for your student visa

Before applying for your student visa, we highly recommend you review your CAS statement to ensure accuracy.

If any questions, please email us on Apply as early as possible, if you are waiting for a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance), you can prepare for your supporting documents in the meantime.

Step 4

Apply for accommodation 

Once you have been issued with a Brunel Student number (7 digit number) you can apply for a room with Brunel University London. All of our halls are on campus so you’ll only be a ten minute walk from your lectures, seminars, Library and study spaces.

Step 5

Book your flight

It is advisable to book a flight as soon as you have accepted your unconditional offer with BPC. Many students travel to and from the UK at the beginning and end of each semester, therefore flights can be busier at these times.

Step 6

Tell us your travel arrangements

It is very important that we know when you are arriving and where you intend to stay in the UK. Please remember to tell us via email on about your travel and accommodation details as soon as they are booked. If you think you will arrive after the last day of enrolment, you must get permission from Brunel University London Pathway College to enrol late. You may miss important sessions if you are not here by the first day of teaching

Step 7

Book your airport pick-up

Brunel University London Pathway College can arrange your collection from Heathrow airport.

Step 9

Complete registration

Before you arrive, you are required to complete an online ‘task’ through eVision, Brunel’s online student portal.

Step 10

What to Pack

You should ensure that you have the following available in your hand luggage when you arrive in the UK:

  • A valid passport and student visa
  • Full details and evidence of your accommodation in the UK
  • Your unconditional offer letter & completed acceptance form
  • Evidence of funding: a bank statement to show personal or family resources or confirmation of sponsorship letter
  • Recent medical report (including x-ray results if this applies to you)
  • You should also bring the following important documents with you to the UK:
  • Your CAS Statement
  • Original academic qualifications & translations (if appropriate)
  • Original English language qualification
  • Personal identification (e.g. driver’s licence, birth certificate, etc.)
  • Any medical prescriptions or certificates
  • Proof of your address in your home country
  • Contact numbers for any family/friends in the UK
  • Contact details of family/friends in the event of an emergency
  • At least four passport sized photographs
  • If you are under 18, your guardian details. The guardian must be resident in the UK and appointed by your parent.


Students dress casually in the UK, mostly wearing jeans and trainers to lectures. Medium weight clothing such as sweatshirts are appropriate throughout the year but t-shirts are more useful for the summer. For winter, you will need a waterproof coat/jacket, warmer clothing and footwear.

Personal Items

Bring some personal items (basic toiletries such as toothbrush, soap, towel, etc.) so that you do not need to go shopping as soon as you arrive. We also suggest bringing glasses, contact lenses, current prescriptions and medication. However, make sure these items will clear customs first.


Information on what goods you may bring into the UK

Find out more information on what you may bring into the UK from the UK Government, including:

  • Arriving with goods or cash
  • Excise Duty
  • Any relief you might be able to access
Moving to the UK
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