Covid-19 information for international students - September 2023

Arrival at Campus FAQs

(Welcome, Orientation, Airport Pick-up, Food, Accommodation and Local Travel)

The rules defining what you must do when arriving in Wales from overseas have been removed.

While the legal requirements are no longer in place, you should still consider taking some extra precautions when you arrive in Wales to keep you, your friends and family safe.

Precautions include:

  • taking a lateral flow test before visiting vulnerable family members
  • space out visits and social events
  • if you experience coronavirus symptoms, isolate and take a test.

If you do want to take a lateral flow test when you arrive in Wales and you do not have symptoms then you will need to buy a test. Lateral flow tests can be ordered online if you have symptoms.

Click here for further information.

The nearest International Airport is in Manchester, however, you can easily travel from other airports e.g. London, Birmingham etc.

For details and information about travelling by train, coach, taxi etc please refer to our website:  How to get to Bangor

Our Airport pick-up service is available from Manchester Airport on:

  • Wednesday 13th September 2023

The coach will depart the airport at the following times: 09.30am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm & 7pm.

For further information and to book a slot, click here.

You can view the welcome and orientation programme for the September 2023 intake here.

If you have any questions regarding the programme please contact the International Student Support team:



(Social, Safety, and Healthcare)

Yes, International students in the UK will be able to access the Covid-19 vaccine, however, priority is given to healthcare workers, the elderly and individuals with health conditions, older international students or those with underlying medical conditions will fall into priority categories, in the same way as the domestic population.

In order to get access to the vaccine and to receive healthcare in the UK, international students should register with a General Practitioner (GP/local Doctor).
If you are already a Bangor University student, but have not yet registered with a Doctor
Students from the EU are entitled to free medical services in the UK if you have applied for the EU Settlement scheme and been given settled or pre-settled status.

International students (including those from the EU who have to apply for a Student Visa) would have had to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge as part of the visa process - making this payment entitles you, also, to free medical attention.
However, to receive treatment or medication, you will have to register with a Doctor at a local Medical Centre/Surgery. It is very important that you have registered and we recommend the Bodnant Medical Centre, near our Ffriddoedd Campus:
Once registered, you can check on the availability of the Covid-19 vaccine, along with other medical issues.  For more information contact:

We recommend the Bodnant Medical Centre in Bangor, which is close to our Ffriddoedd Campus - and once registered, you can seek advice on Covid-19 issues and vaccines, along with any other medical matter.  For more information, contact:

The International Student Support Office, Student Services and your School will provide support for your academic studies and any non-academic issues you may have.

Our student support team will also advise you on practical issues such as visas, financial matters, health, registration and general issues concerned with living in a new country and environment. For further details visit the international student support page.

If you have any questions or need advice on anything, please contact us at:



Click here to see various ways of contacting us depending on your query.

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