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Covid-19 Update

Flexible Study Options For January - February 2022

If you book a pathway course for January or February 2022, but cannot travel to the UK due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can take advantage of a range of flexible study options to keep your study plans on track. That means you will be able to progress to a degree in September 2022 no matter what your circumstances!

For most1 of the university foundation, international year one and pre-master's courses listed on our website, you have the following options.

  • Study on campus in the UK from day one.
  • Begin your studies online, then transfer to the UK after the first term of study (deadline 6 April 2022).
  • If you are unable to travel to the UK before 6 April due to ongoing travel restrictions, you can study the whole course online.

Latest On International Travel To The UK

With the exception of a small number of countries that remain on the Red List, the rules for entering the UK depend on your vaccination status.

Fully Vaccinated Travellers

If you completed a full course of vaccination at least 14 days before you travel, then you will need to take a test 2 days after arrival in the UK. You will not be required to quarantine (unless you test positive).

Important: Your vaccination status depends on both the type of vaccine you received and the country in which you were vaccinated. So even if you have received a full dose of vaccine, you need to check if you qualify as fully vaccinated before you travel.

Unvaccinated Travellers

If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated, then you will have to quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the UK and take three tests: one in the 3 days before you travel and two further tests (days 2 and 8) during you period of quarantine. You can quarantine in your student accommodation and there is no age restriction.

Travellers From Red List Countries

If you have been in a Red List country in the 10 days before you travel, you will be required to quarantine in supervised hotel accommodation for 10 days after arrival in the UK. You will also have to take a Covid test before you travel and a further two tests while you quarantine. You will have to pay for the tests and hotel accommodation, but many universities will make a substantial contribution towards these costs. You will not be able to quarantine unaccompanied if you are under 18.

What's It Like To Study Online?

All our partners have invested heavily in technology and training, so they can deliver a highly effective online learning experience. Some of these institutions have been delivering online learning for many years already and have even won awards! Take a look at the videos below to find out what it's like to study online!

INTO Higher

INTO Higher operates international study centres at City University, Manchester Metropolitan, Newcastle, Exeter, Stirling and the University of east Anglia.

Kaplan Pathways

INTO Higher operates international student centres at Bournemouth, Brighton, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Essex, Glasgow, Liverpool, Westminster, York and the University of the West of England.

1Most of the universities listed on this website are offering online options for students who are unable to travel. A small number of universities are not currently planning to offer this option. Please check with your student advisor if you are not sure.

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