International travel

Travel guidance for international students.

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Travelling to the UK

Find the latest information on travel to England from another country during coronavirus on the government website.


Financial support for testing and quarantining on arrival to the UK

Financial support is available to enable new and continuing students to travel to the University of Sheffield for the first time during the 2021-22 academic year. This support is for new and continuing students whose permanent residence is in a country or territory outside of the UK. Information about the rules for international travel can be found on the UK government’s travelling to the UK web page.

Support available to students who have booked to travel after 4am Monday 4 October 2021

Country list Financial support available

Rest of the world

- full vaccinated 

We will refund up to £85 of the cost of the mandatory Covid-19 test you are required to take after arriving in the UK.

Rest of the world

- not fully vaccinated 

We will refund up to £149 of the cost of the mandatory Covid-19 tests you are required to take after arriving in the UK.

Plus for those who have an accommodation contract for University owned/managed accommodation for 2021-22:

  • We will provide two weeks’ free accommodation for you to self-isolate in University accommodation.
  • We will provide basic essentials (food, bedding and cooking equipment) for the duration of your required self-isolation in University accommodation.

Further information about the free quarantine accommodation available in University accommodation.

Red list countries  We will refund up to £2,285 for mandatory managed hotel quarantine. This cost includes the mandatory Covid-19 tests you are required to take after arriving in the UK and food for the duration of the managed hotel quarantine.

For full details of eligibility, how to submit a claim and terms and conditions, please refer to our Covid-19 Support Fund web page.

We recommend you read the guidance on the UK Border Control website carefully for further information and guidance on booking hotel quarantine and additional arrivals information.

Managed quarantine service

The Department for Education has recently published these FAQs for international students on the managed quarantine service (PDF, 113 KB).

Support – get in touch

Our extensive range of support services for students are all available online.