International student support

By coming to De Montfort University (DMU) you are embarking on an exciting and life-changing adventure, but you may still need some support along the way.

As an international student, you will have a range of support available to you that begins before you set foot on campus and continues right up until the time you graduate.  

Travelling to DMU

We can provide information and guidance if you're planning your journey, and there is information on our website about transport from different UK airports to DMU. 

We can advise you on many of the issues related to living and studying at DMU; you'll find more information on these pages.


If you need to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK, there is DMU guidance on this here.

Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

If you have entered the UK with a visa you will probably need to collect a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). The Immigration Compliance team will be in contact with students by email to arrange to send their BRP securely to their term-time address. This will usually be after the student has completed course registration.

BRPs will NOT be available from Gateway House. If students are required to self-isolate they should not leave self-isolation 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. Please reassure students that they don't need to worry about this and that they will not have any problems if they receive their BRP after the 10-day period.

Online resources

You'll find answers to many of the questions you might have about arriving at DMU and about living and teaching on campus, on the Your DMU Future pages. This includes information for both returning and new international students, as well as a section with Frequently Asked Questions.

Other online resources include -

International Student Guide - information about arriving, living and studying in Leicester

Your DMU Future Student Handbook  - teaching and learning for the 2020/21 academic year

DMU IT Handbook - guidance about technology and the DMU virtual learning environment 

Police visa registration

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

Contact us

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

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, you can find contact details for the International Office and other useful information here.

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


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