Coming to the UK

Your next steps for coming to Hartpury after you've applied

We understand that moving to, and studying in, a different country can be a daunting experience. On this page, you'll find information to support you on your journey to Hartpury and settling into your new life as part of the Hartpury family when you get here.

Once you’ve accepted your offer, received your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies) and applied for, and received your Student visa, you can now start to plan your arrival to Hartpury.

If you need any further information, please contact the International team on international@hartpury.ac.uk.

Your Passport to Hartpury

This guide contains everything you need to prepare for a smooth arrival into the UK. You’ll receive you Passport to Hartpury guide along with your enrolment guide in the post and via email.

Your pre-departure briefing

Watch the recording of our pre-departure briefing webinar with International Manger, Charlotte Phillips, for key information about coming to the UK. This includes your Student Visa, opening a UK bank account, accessing healthcare and the start of term. We also answer questions from international offer-holders starting in September 2022.

Getting ready to travel

1. Booking your flights

The closet airports to Hartpury are Birmingham International (BHX) and Bristol (BRS), both only an hour away.

London’s airports; Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Stansted (STN) and Luton (LTN) are all less than 3 hours travel to Hartpury.

However you choose to arrive in the UK, all five airports have rail links to Gloucester. Hartpury is just a short bus or taxi journey from the train station. Alternatively, you can book your airport collection below.


2. Confirm your arrival information

To ensure we are fully aware are prepared for when you’ll arrive at Hartpury, complete the international student arrivals information form to confirm your travel and arrival details.


3. Book your airport collection

We offer a free airport collection service for all new international students when you first arrive in the UK.

Once you book your collection, our transport team will be in touch to provide all the information you need to meet your driver in the arrivals area.

If your flight is cancelled, delayed or you are not on your flight, you must telephone our International team on 0044 (0) 1452 702 344 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm) or our Transport team on 00 44 (0) 7975 951267, so they can inform the driver.

Your journey

Our dedicated International team will support you through every step of your university journey – from initial enquiry to enrolment and graduation. They’ll guide you through living and learning in the UK, making your application, visas, student finance, accommodation and much more.