Arrival Information - April 2019

Information for new students starting a full-time English language programme in January 2019

B, C and D registration is at 9:00 am on Monday 1st April 2019
Location: Student Common Room (Ground Floor), Readson House, 96-98 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7DF (map)

If you cannot arrive on the first day, please send an e-mail to explaining why you will be late and when you will arrive.

You can download and print this page for your reference here.

More information

Payment feesEntering the UK | Health Insurance | Travelling to Leicester |
Registration and the first day | What happens if I have a problem? | FAQs | Sample timetable

Paying your fees

Online payments can be made at any time and once you have paid online you will receive an email receipt as evidence we have received your payment.

Money Transfer

You can pay the University by using Western Union Business Solutions bank transfer service to make bank to bank transfers to the University of Leicester. This is recommended because:

  • We can ensure that we receive your funds within three working days from when you instruct your bank to make payment, compared with a minimum of five workings days if you organise the payment direct to our bank
  • There are no transaction charges from University of Leicester or Western Union Business Solutions
  • The rate quoted is held for 72 hours
  • There are favourable exchange rates compared to most banks
  • There are reduced bank fees because transfer is initiated locally
  • The full payment amount is received by University of Leicester
  • The platform is currently translated into seven different languages - French, Korean, Indonesian, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Hindi. Soon this will include Spanish and Japanese

To use the service you must provide student and payer details including your name, date of birth and University of Leicester Student ID number (9 digit number).

The GlobalPay for Students bank transfer platform is provided in partnership with Western Union Business Solutions and offers a choice of 37 different currencies. Paying by this method ensures your payments are reflected on your University student account within a maximum of three working days from the date you instruct your bank to make payment.  To use this service, visit the Western Union website.

Entering the UK

You may need the following at the UK Border:

  • Evidence of your finances (bank statement, sponsor’s letter)
  • The address of your accommodation in Leicester and a contact name and phone number (University of Leicester)

Health Insurance

The National Health Service (NHS) might seem very complicated if you have not used the system before. The NHS is a public funded system which provides health care for residents in the United Kingdom (UK).

Check our Guide to the NHS to see if you are entitled to free health care treatment.

We strongly recommend that you buy health insurance if your visa is shorter than 6 months. The National Health Service (NHS) does not cover international students with visas shorter than 6 months.

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Travelling to Leicester

Visit the Travelling to Leicester page for details on transport to Leicester.

Registration and the first day

Where do I go on the first day?

  • Student Common Room (Ground Floor), Readson House, 96-98 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7DF (map)

What do I bring on the first day?

If your visa is longer than 6 months so you’re required to collect your BRP when you arrive in the UK.

You should receive a letter from UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) confirming where you can collect your BRP.

We strongly suggest that you collect your BRP card before registration on Monday 8 October. This will speed up the registration process on the 1st day for you.

  • 1 passport sized photograph
  • Your UK postal address.
    Full address, even if you are living in university accommodation. For example: Block B, Room 202, Nixon Court, 133 Putney Road Postcode LE2 7TG
  • Unconditional Offer for ELTU programme
  • Financial Guarantee Letter (for sponsored students only).

What happens on the first day?

The first day of the programme is for registration.

  • Register with the university in order to get your student card and computer account
  • Begin the process of opening a UK bank account, if you need to
  • Do a grammar / vocabulary test and a writing test
  • Pay fees if you haven't paid

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What happens if I have a problem?

If you have a problem before you arrive, please contact us as soon as possible:

  • Email:
  • Please include the following information in your email: your full name, student number and the ELTU programme you are about to start.

  • Telephone: +44 (0) 116 229 7859

If you cannot arrive by 9am on Monday 8th April 2019, you will NOT be accepted on the programme.

If you have a problem with your accommodation, you can talk to one of the Accommodation Advisors for your building, or contact Accommodation Services.


Where is the nearest supermarket?

  • The nearest supermarket to The University is Morrisons: download a map
  • Smaller supermarket (Sainsbury's) on London Road: see details

What time will we finish registration?

  • For B, C and D students, Day One will finish before 2pm if you arrive at 9am.
  • For D students only, Day Two will finish at 12noon, if you arrive on Day One..

When do classes start?

  • For B and C students, classes begin on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.
  • For D students, classes begin on Wednesday 3rd April.

Please note that Module D students need to attend both registration sessions on Mon 1st and Tue 2nd April.

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Sample Timetable

Module B and C

Sample TT - ABC (MTT)

Module D

Sample TT - D

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Integrated offers

The University now offers an option to study for a postgraduate masters programme with integrated pre-sessional English language. This combines the 6 week pre-sessional programme delivered by the University’s English Language Teaching Unit with the main programme of study.

Please find more details here: Integrated masters and English language programme