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 booking form

Please complete the online booking form to book your place onto the ISWP and the free airport booking service (if necessary). 

Please note that there are limited spaces available for the Airport Pick-up service and it will be on a first come first serve basis. We will confirm if you have been allocated a place by email in the week commencing 8th September. If you have not been allocated a place on the Airport Pick-up service you will have to make your own travel arrangements (please see Travel information link below).





Travel Information    


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


Travel information

Information regarding travelling to Leicester.

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


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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