International Welcome Week 2016

Our International Welcome Week is specifically designed to help you to meet other students and settle in to the University and living in Leicester.

The International Welcome Week will start on Monday 19th September 2016. We are currently in the process of working on the activities for the International Welcome Week and will provide updates in due course.

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Visiting Exchange Students (Erasmus and Study Abroad) ONLY

If you are an Erasmus or Study Abroad student i.e. you are coming to study at The University of Leicester as part of an exchange programme for a couple of months or a year then please visit the Study Abroad and Erasmus Exchange page for your airport pick-up and orientation programme.


You will have to book onto to the International Welcome Week activities through our Eventbrite website, this will be made available on Monday 1st August 2016. Click here to download the Eventbrite App on your phone.


Please note that your term time accommodation contract will start on Saturday 24 September 2016. If you require accommodation before that date, you will be able to book additional bed nights which will be charged at the daily rate for your room. The University will send you an email containing a link to our arrival booking form, which you should then complete, telling us when you wish to arrive into accommodation. If you have any queries regarding early arrivals, please contact

Airport Pick-up

There will be an Airport Pick-up Service, from Heathrow Airport to University Student Accommodation, on 17th & 18th September 2016. The booking form will be available through this website from Friday 12th August 2016.

If you are not able to use the Airport pick-up service, you can find information on how to get to Leicester in the 'Travel' section below.


Please click here for information on how to travel to Leicester.

If you have any queries or concerns, please email them to  

 Check out our video from last year!

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Peer Mentoring Scheme

The University of Leicester are giving all new undergraduate students the opportunity to have a Mentor. The Mentor will be a student preferably from your Main/Major department in their second, third or fourth year.

Click here for more information.

IWW contact

If you have any queries or concerns about the International Welcome, please email