International Students

Support for International Students

The International Welfare Officer is part of the Student Welfare team and provides support for all international students throughout their studies at the University. This includes students from the European Union and European Economic Area as well as those from Overseas. A meet, greet and orientation service is open to all international students new to the University.



The International Welfare Officer should be your first port of call for any questions or issues that you may have, and will refer you to more specialist help where necessary. The International Welfare Officer is also able to answer any of your queries prior to your arrival. The contact details for the International Welfare Officer are -


0044 1244 511550

Student Welfare
University of Chester
Parkgate Road


Preparation check list

Before arriving in the UK you must ensure you have the correct documents and keep them in your hand luggage. These include:

  • Your valid passport with the correct entry clearance should you require it; or your ID card if you are from the EU/EEA.
  • Your travel tickets.
  • Your health documents should you require them.
  • Your letter of acceptance from the University.
  • If you are an overseas student you may also be required by Immigration to show that you have paid your fees.
  • Originals (or certified copies) of any qualification certificates you have.
  • You should carry enough money (£ pound Sterling) to cover any expenses that you may have when you arrive. Keep credit cards, cash and Traveller's Cheques in a secure inner pocket.
  • It is important to keep a copy of the University's contact details to hand should you need them.

There will be a series of welcome events for International Students during Induction Week. For more details on these events, click here. (Activities for International Students)