Goldsmiths, University of London

The health, safety and wellbeing of all students is top priority for UK universities. For the latest guidance and support, please contact your individual university directly. 

UK universities have adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring student safety remains top priority while continuing to deliver the world-class teaching the UK is known for. Universities have implemented a number of Covid-19 support services that international students can access, such as airport pick-up services, helplines for students that run 24/7 and facilitating free counselling and mental health support services. 

Across the UK, quality teaching is taking place this academic year. Universities are providing high quality, flexible options to international students, such as studying online or facilitating later start dates. There are some exciting and innovative examples of high-quality online learning being delivered by institutions across the UK. 

Visit our FAQs for more information about Covid-19 and international students. 

See below for further sources of advice and support for current international students. For future students, visit our dedicated page for studying in the UK in 2021-22

Health and wellbeing

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is available to all international students. Find Covid-19 support and advice from the NHS here.

The NHS also provides Covid-19 advice through its online service or by calling 111. 

Please note that public health advice and requirements for Covid-19 may differ between the UK’s four nations. Find out more below:

Face coverings

In the UK, it is a legal requirement to wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in most indoor spaces, including public transport and shops. 

View the government guidance on face coverings.


The UK government has published guidance on immigration for individuals affected Covid-19. For information please see relevant guidance below:

A Home Office coronavirus immigration helpline and email address is available for all immigration enquires related to coronavirus.  

Telephone: +44 (0) 800 678 1767, Monday – Friday,  09.00 – 17.00 (UK time) 


Remember to check with your university for the latest information on visa arrangements and the impact of Covid-19.

Please also seek advice from your individual institution regarding latest information on the impact of Covid-19 on visa arrangements. 


For the latest information on entering the UK, visit GOV.UK.

For the latest information and support, stay in touch with your university.

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Visit our Covid-19 FAQs for more information. 

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