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Pre-Arrival Information

International Students

Pre-Arrival Information

Information for International offer holders about when to arrive, visas, orientation, induction and more.

The Scottish Government has announced strict measures which require anyone arriving in Scotland from outside the UK, from Monday 15 February, to quarantine in a designated hotel for 10 days and at a cost of £1,750, at present paid by the traveller.

Although these new restrictions are stringent, they are for the safety of the wider community. The health and wellbeing of our students will always remain our number one priority.

In light of this, we are advising all students who were scheduled to commence in-person teaching at RGU to very carefully consider the Scottish Government guidelines, the public health considerations and the financial implications associated with travel at the current time. We would recommend that students, not currently in the UK, strongly consider continuing your learning through our comprehensive online provision.  

For any students who were due to join RGU-owned accommodation on 15 February or after and had hoped to be able to quarantine there on arrival, you will no longer be able to do so with the current restrictions. Those students who have already paid for self-isolation accommodation with RGU and are no longer able to do so, will be given a full refund or can have this transferred to their tuition fee account. 

While this is not the news any of us have been looking for, we want to remind you of the University’s and the Student Union support services, from study skills to dedicated student counselling, will continue to be delivered online.  

While this is now news any of us have been looking for, we will keep you up-to-date as the situation develops. Our support services continue to be available online.



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