Go to the Students section
Go to the Staff section
Go to the Alumni section
Go to the Study here section
Go to the International section
Go to the About section
Go to the Research section
Go to the Business and Employers section
Go to the Support us section
When you arrive in the UK, you will go through immigration and customs control.
Very few Brookes students have problems but if you need help, contact the International Student Advice Team or telephone 01865 484681 or 01865 741111.
On arrival in the UK you must see a Border Force officer at passport control, do not use the eGates. You will need to show them your valid passport with your entry clearance visa sticker. They will stamp your passport to show when you entered the UK.
They may talk to you to check that your English language is good enough, and ask questions about why you are coming to the UK, your studies and how much money you are paying to study in the UK.
You will need to be able to answer these questions without an interpreter, even if they say you can have one.
If you are on a short course of 6 months or less and are not from a visa national country (check Appendix 1 of the Immigration Rules), you may be able to get your visa on arrival in the UK as a short-term student. You will need to show the immigration officer:
On arrival in the UK, you must see a Border Force officer at passport control. Do not use the eGates.
Do not say that you are visiting the UK for a holiday or as a tourist. If you do not explain what you really intend to do in the UK, the immigration officers may think you are trying to deceive them and send you home.
If you are entering on a Tier 4 visa for a different college or university, you must carry your Oxford Brookes CAS letter with you. You will have to apply for a new Tier 4 visa in the UK before you can enrol with us.
If you have any questions, contact the
International Student Advice Team before your travel.
After going through immigration, you will go through customs. There are rules about
bringing goods into the UK.
When you have gone through customs, you can use our Meet and Greet Service or make your own way to Oxford.