International Arrivals

The international arrival dates for students commencing their studies in September 2021 are Wednesday 1 September and Wednesday 15 September. Please try to book your flight to arrive in London on one of the above dates in order to participate in the international orientation activities and to benefit from the Roehampton airport collection service.


Airport transfer

We offer a subsidised airport collection service from London Heathrow Airport for international students who will be living in university accommodation.


  • Wednesday 1 September 2021
  • Wednesday 15 September 2021


  • London Heathrow Airport

Please click here to sign up for the subsidized airport collection service

How does it work?

Due to COVID-19, this year we are running airport collection service across two dates. Early arrivals (1 September) collection is for students who are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. The second arrivals (15 September) collection is for students who are not required to quarantine. Please note that:

  • The service is only available between Heathrow airport and University of Roehampton on the above two dates
  • While the Wednesday 1 September date is for students required to quarantine only, Wednesday 15 September date is for both quarantining and non-quarantining students
  • This is a subsidized service, we will reach out with more information on how the airport collection will run closer to the date
  • You are required to follow the COVID-19 requirements on entering the UK. Note that, since they are subject to change, you will have to follow which restrictions apply to travel from your county, closer to the date of travel. Please find the current COVID-19 traffic light system for entering England here
  • Registration via the link above closes one week before your arrival
  • University of Roehampton will not be covering transport fees for arrivals outside of the set date. If you are arriving outside of the date set, please see below for information on how to get to campus
  • We have kitchen and bedding packs available in our e-store. If you are arriving without, and wish to purchase them, please click here

Many students experience delays with their travel plans or visas application and so may be arriving later than planned, late at night or over the weekend. If this applies to you please email us in advance with your estimated arrival time, on your arrival please go to the Security Gatehouse at the Main Entrance to collect your keys. 

On arrival, please make your way to the library, close to the university's main entrance. The welcome team will be located in the foyer between 9am and 7pm where you can register and collect your keys - campus map is available here.

You can join the welcome activities arranged for our on-campus students if you're living off campus, or overseas. 

The University of Roehampton is collaborating with our travel partner Key Travel to provide a travel booking portal, offering beneficial fares for students. 


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