Covid-19 information for international students

Covid-19 information for international students

Find out all of the information on Covid-19 for international students. General information about how NUA is responding to Covid-19 can be found on our Coronavirus page.

How does teaching and learning work at NUA?  

Teaching at NUA follows an established pattern of hybrid learning. Students enjoy a mix of in-person sessions on campus making and creating in our workshops and studios, and live-streamed online lectures and seminars and on-demand digital sessions. 

We re-organised our campus last year to ensure that our studios, workshops, and library could re-open and our timetables and teaching arrangements could run in line with the Government’s health and safety guidelines about Covid-19. 

Our live-streamed online digital lectures have given students access to a more diverse and global array of visiting speakers than ever before from across the creative industries. 

But our creative spaces—from our fashion studios to film studio, print studios and media labs—remain the focal point for collaboration and creativity.   

What steps has NUA taken to make the campus as safe as possible? 

There are rules in place governing visitors to the campus, and the university has used the government guidance and applied it to all campus spaces.  

Furniture has been rearranged so that rooms can accommodate the maximum number of students safely.   

Timetables have been arranged so students can be taught in recommended group sizes; inductions and large group teaching will be delivered digitally. 

What support is available to students who have to self-isolate or quarantine when they arrive in Norwich? 

Our Student Support team can help! For example, during the lockdowns, our Student Support teams ensured that any student who had to self-isolate in halls of residence had access to food, medication, other essential items, and support with their mental health and well-being. The first step is to let us know—we’re here to help.

Before you leave for the UK  

Make sure you know the rules for UK arrivals before you finalise your travel plans.

You can find the latest rules for arrivals to the UK on the government website

COVID-19 vaccinations

International students in England and the rest of the UK aged 18 or over can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Whilst registration with a GP is encouraged to access the COVID-19 vaccine, you will also be able to request to book a vaccination appointment as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.

If I haven’t been vaccinated, will I be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine in England if I want one?

Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge and does not count as the kind of care that requires payment.

Read the COVID-19 vaccination FAQS for students in Higher Education Institutions.

Do I need to be vaccinated to come to study in England?

We encourage all international students to receive a vaccine, either in a different country before arriving for term, or in the UK once they arrive.

It is vital that you look at the relevant travel advice to avoid any problems at the border.

What if I have received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination abroad, but need to have my second in the UK?

If a person has received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine overseas that is also available in the UK, they should receive the same vaccine for their second dose. If the vaccine they received for their first dose is not available in the UK, the most similar alternative should be offered as per the government advice to healthcare practitioners.

Who can I contact for more information about life as an international student at NUA? 

Our International Team are here to help—from now until you graduate and beyond! If you have any questions, please just call or email: 

Call: +44 (0) 1603756249 


WhatsApp: +44 7735824637 

Last updated 10/12/2021


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