International Students' Welcome Programme (ISWP)

The Welcome Programme runs every year in September, during the week before the academic year commences.

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.

If you have any queries about the ISWP please email

Please note that you will need to book a place for ISWP, booking is currently closed and will re-open on 1st July 2014.

Travel Information



Travel information

Information regarding travelling to Leicester.




Please note that information and updates will be communicated through this website and 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