International students' information


On this page you will find:

International Welcome Week

International Welcome Week will take place from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 September, and runs alongside in-person registration appointments for international students.

It’s a great opportunity to settle into your new home before the start of your course, get advice on living and studying in the UK and gives you an opportunity to meet staff and other new students before you begin your studies.

The week will include:

  • In-person information and advice on topics such as healthcare, opening a bank account, study skills and working in the UK.
  • Tours of the campus and city of Leicester.
  • Social events, including ten pin bowling and other activities to help you meet other new students.
  • The opportunity to book onto an optional day trip on Friday 20 September.

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Airport pickup service

We are running a free airport pickup service from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on Monday 16 September (the day before the start of the International Welcome programme). The service will take students directly from the airport to the DMU campus.

Airport pickup is available for students with scheduled arrival times up to 3pm on Monday 16 September. Reserve a place by Monday 9 September.

Find out more and book a place on this service. There's also links to travel information (including public transport and taxi providers) if you're arriving on a different date.

Completing your DMU or DMUIC registration


Registration is an in-person event so you must be in the UK to complete the process. Please read the following details carefully and ensure you follow all the instructions:

What you need to do before booking your appointment

You will need to complete online pre-registration – this enables the university to record the information about you we need to create your registration record. This will include your term-time address (please note this must be within 40-miles of the DMU campus and be your genuine address that you will use during term time).

If you are starting a course at DMU, you must also pay at least 50% of your course fees to the university. If you are starting a foundation or pre-masters course at De Montfort University International College (DMUIC) you must pay 100% of your fees before you can complete your registration.

Once you have completed the necessary steps above you will be sent an email to book your in-person appointment on campus.

What you need to do before attending your appointment

If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status, or have an e-visa, please send your share code to

If you have any other type of visa, please bring your immigration document and passport to your appointment.  

Ensure that you check your emails regularly. If we need more information from you or to update you on your registration process we will email you. It is important that you check your emails (including spam folders) regularly to ensure you are up to date. 

What you need to do at your appointment 

You will be able to book a 10-minute slot during the registration appointment.

Please arrive shortly before your appointment and ensure you have your passport and visa documents ready. We will need to check your identity. We may also take copies of any documents if we do not have a copy of what we need, so please be prepared to show your documents again if requested.

If your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) has been delivered to DMU, we will give this to you at your registration appointment. You will need to bring your letter from UK Visas and Immigration that confirms where your BRP was delivered. If you have collected your BRP from another location, please bring it with you to your appointment so that we can take a copy.

Registration checklist

  1. Complete online pre-registration  
  2. Pay at least 50% of your fees (new DMUIC students need to pay 100% of their fees)
  3. Book registration appointment when you receive your email invitation to book.
  4. Bring your passport and immigration documents to your appointment, including your Decision Letter from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). If you have a BRP collection letter please bring this to your appointment too.
  5. Attend your appointment at your booked time.  

When booking your appointment and sending documents, please ensure you use your DMU Student ID; this will begin with a 2 (not a 6).