International Students' Welcome Programme (ISWP)

The Welcome Programme runs every year in September, during the week before the academic year commences. This year, the programme will run during the week commencing 22nd September and beyond.

The programme has been devised to introduce you to studying and living in Leicester.  Our programme is for new International, EU, Study Abroad, and International Study Centre students.


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What should I expect?

ISWP is specially designed to help you acclimatise and settle in to living in Leicester. The programme includes comprehensive sessions which will give advice and guidance over important issues such as health provision, opening a UK bank account and obtaining part-time work. Numerous social events and trips will help you to meet new friends. Experienced current students will be available during the week to answer your questions. The programme is free so you will only need to pay for accommodation during the week (see below). You must also book your place onto the ISWP by completing the online booking form by, 9am on 8th September 2014 (see below).

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ISWP bookings

All bookings are now closed however you can send in a request to attend the ISWP by sending the following details to Name, student number, date of birth, date of arrival.




 Travel Information


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You can apply for accommodation for the ISWP week only or you can request to move into your term-time accommodation a week earlier through the following website 


 Travel information

Information regarding travelling to Leicester.


ISWP events and activities


Please note that information and updates will be communicated through this website and the ISWP Facebook page

If you have any queries about the ISWP please email


International Students' Welcome Programme 2013 photos

You can view more photos from ISWP 2013 by 'Liking' the ISWP Facebook page

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ISWP contact

If you have any queries or concerns about the ISWP, please contact Arti Ruparelia, 

Student Immigration and Event Coordinator