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. 

UK universities are preparing to welcome students for the start of the new academic year in September 2021. Universities are preparing to deliver high-quality teaching this academic year. Many universities will adopt a hybrid approach to teaching, with many classes being taught in-person but with some elements remaining online. 

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

It is recommended that you wear a face covering in the UK in crowded and enclosed spaces, where you come into contact with people you don't usually meet. In some areas (such as London and Scotland), it is mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport, so check the rules for the part of the UK you are studying in for the latest guidance. 

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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