International Welcome Week

International Welcome Week will take place between Monday 17th and Friday 21st September 2018.

The week is designed to help you get to know the city, meet other students and settle in before the start of your studies!

International Welcome Week is free and includes:

  • Social events
  • Tours around the city and the DMU campus
  • A day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace)
  • Information sessions and practical advice on looking for jobs, healthcare, campus safety, opening a bank account and adapting to UK culture


How can I book my place?

You can book your place online here.  

Free coach pick-ups from London Heathrow airport (LHR) will operate during the weekend before the start of International Welcome Week. You can book a place on a coach pick-up here.

Students' comments

 "I am sincerely overwhelmed about how nice and welcoming everyone is here. I am
very happy to start this new chapter of my life surrounded by people from all
around the world in such a beautiful city".

"It’s really good. I made some new friends and talked to quite a few people. It
helped me get out of my comfort zone. Great atmosphere and good food.

"Great experience to study here! Amazing start with the international week and amazing buildings."

"I totally feel at home after this short time. I hadn't even hoped for feeling that way. I'm looking forward to this wonderful year I'm staying at DMU".

"International Welcome Week made us forget the fact that we are thousands of miles away from home."

"Really well organised and we felt warmly welcomed! It was awesome."

"I've never made as many friends in such a short time before."


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book a place on International Welcome Week?

You can book your place online here.

When will know the full timetable for International Welcome Week? 

The programme for the week is currently being organised. Prior to the start of Welcome Week, we will email the programme to students who have made a booking.

When can I move into my accommodation?

If you have booked a place in DMU-sourced accommodation you should be able to move into your room from Friday 14th September onwards. If you are EU student, your contract may not begin until 21st September - if so, please contact your hall directly, who should be able to arrange for you to move in a week earlier so that you can attend International Welcome Week.

Can I choose which sessions to attend during the week?

International Welcome Week is relaxed and you can choose which sessions to attend. In addition to trips and social events, the week will also include information sessions on living, working and studying in the UK - we recommend coming along to as many of these sessions as you can!

What will I need to pay for?

All the activities and trips during International Welcome Week are free. We provide buffet food at the opening welcome event, although you'll need to buy your own food at other times.

Will you pick me up at the airport?

We provide a coach pick-up service from London Heathrow airport (LHR) the weekend before the start of International Welcome Week. If you are arriving at another time or at a different airport, you will need to make your own travel arrangements. There is information here about how to travel to DMU from various UK airports. We may also be able to assist you to arrange a taxi pick-up, if required.

Need more information?

Please email the International Support team at and we'll be happy to assist you.  


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