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International student support

COVID-19: Travel to England and arrival at DMU

If you are making plans to travel to DMU, you will need to comply with the current rules for travelling to England.

Further information about arrival at DMU and the Safe Trace programme is available on our website, as well as guidance on how to travel to DMU from your airport, including details of private hire taxis and public transport.

We will be operating a free pick-up service from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on specific dates in September 2021, prior to the start of International Welcome Week. 

Biometric Residence Permits(BRPs)

If you have entered the UK with a visa you will probably need to collect a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). Once we have received a student's BRP from the Home Office, the Immigration Compliance team will be in contact  by email to arrange to send their BRP securely to their term-time address. 

BRPs will NOT be available from Gateway House. If students are required to quarantine they should not leave their accommodation to try to collect their BRP. They should wait to hear from the Compliance team by email.

Students’ visa information may stipulate that BRPs should be collected within 10 days. Students should not be concerned about this and  will not have any problems if they receive their BRP after the 10-day period.

Police visa registration

Depending on nationality, some students may need to register their visas with the police after arrival. If you need to do this, there's more information here about this and about how to arrange an appointment for visa registration. 

Contact us

Current and pre-arrival students - We can advise you on many of the issues related to arriving, living and studying at DMU; you'll find more information on these pages, or please contact us at

If you are a current student at DMU you can book an online appointment with us through MyGateway.

Information for applicants - Please note that International Student Support are not able to advise on applications or course offers; if you have an enquiry about applying for a course at DMU, please email; you can also find information on the DMU website.