As an International Student joining Aston University, there is specific help and information available to you in this section. We can help with visas, pre-arrival, Meet and Greet (for students arriving in September), visa scanning and other Tier 4 student visa regulations.
If you require any help or support before you leave for Aston, please contact our dedicated Pre-Entry Advisers who can help with visa queries or any other questions you may have relating to your arrival. You can contact them by telephone, email or by arranging a Skype appointment, and their contact details can be found here. We are here to make your transition to Aston as smooth as possible, so please get in touch!
You could also request to be put in touch with a pre-arrival e-mentor - a current Aston student who knows how it feels starting at Aston as well as moving to a new country, will remember the questions they had when they were in your position and can share their experiences to help you to settle in quickly.
Once you are at Aston, there are a number of important tasks that you will need to complete in order to be fully enrolled as an Aston student, and your enrolment guide can be found here. You may also want to open a bank account, certain students will be required to register with the Police and speak to a member of staff about your tuition fees - you can get help with all of these tasks by visiting The Hub Advice Zone and Finance Centre in the Main Building, this is also where you will find our specialist Immigration Advisers and various other services.
We also have a multi-faith chaplaincy on campus who organise various events throughout the year - more information about the chaplaincy, events and local places of worship can be found here. For those of you arriving in September, International Orientation is the perfect opportunity for you to sort out the practicalities of moving to another country, meet other international and EU students and begin settling in before the Home students join you for Freshers' Week.
There are a wide range of events for you to take part in and you can also register for the Meet and Greet Service (September 2015 only) to make your journey from Birmingham Airport to Aston University as easy as possible!