Advice on travelling to Worcester and what to do when you arrive.
The nearest airport (45 mins) to University of Worcester is Birmingham International Airport. This is a regional airport and usually very easy to arrive at and quick to get through immigration and customs. If you can, we advise you book a flight which brings you into Birmingham.
For details of when we offer airport pick-ups and how to request a place, please download our International Student Guide app. You will find the airport pick-up section within the Arriving in Worcester section in the Pre-Arrival Information tab.
If you would prefer to travel to Worcester independently please see our guidance on travelling independently for information on how to travel to Worcester.
Once your travel plans are arranged please submit an Arrival Form on our International Student Guide app to inform of us of when you intend to arrive so that we can be prepared to welcome you.
Air travel guidance
Please note that immigration procedures at Heathrow can take up to three hours to complete.
We advise Non-EU students not to come via Republic of Ireland as you will not have the required visa stamp put into your passport. If you do come into England via this route it is essential that you ask to see a visa official before you go through customs. They will then give you the required entry clearance. Failure to do this will mean that you will be asked to leave England and re-enter.
Where to go when you arrive at the University
Please remember to complete the Arrival Form on the International Student Guide app so that we know when to expect you and can be prepared for your arrival.
If you are not arriving via our airport pick-up and will be living in University accommodation on St. John's campus, or in a University managed house, please make your way to the Accommodation Hub on St. John's campus. If you arrive outside of campus opening hours please go to St. John's campus Main Reception desk where our Security team will be able to help you.
If you are not arriving via our airport pick-up and will be living in University accommodation on City campus and you have informed us of your arrival, please make your way to the City campus Main Reception where the Accommodation team will be based. If you arrive outside of campus opening hours or have not informed us of your arrival, please go to St. John's campus Main Reception desk.
If you are having trouble downloading the app please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.