The University of Wolverhampton

On arrival

The University organises induction and orientation programmes for all new arrivals to help you settle into University and Wolverhampton life, meet staff informally and make new friends.

More information can be found here.

Please plan your journey to arrive in Wolverhampton in time to make the most of the orientation programme.

Please be aware that there is no advantage to arriving in Wolverhampton earlier than the advertised date. If you arrive early you may not be able to move into your accommodation until the official 'moving in' date..

If you are from outside the EU you will not be able to open a bank account, register with a doctor or look for employment until you are enrolled at the University.

Police registration

Some students may have to register with the police on arrival.  If this refers to you, this will be indicated in your visa and you must then register with the police within 7 days of arrival in the UK.

The West Midlands overseas visitors registration department has a list of the countries that may be affected.

The current charge for police registration is £34 and the certificate is valid for the length of your visa.  If you change your address you should notify the police.  If you extend your time in the UK you will need to renew your registration with the police. It is free to renew your registration.

For further information please email

Biometric Residence Permit

If you have applied for your visa from outside the UK, and your course is longer than 6 months, you will be given a temporary travel permit inside your passport instead of a visa to cover the length of your course. This travel permit enables you to travel to the UK and it is expected that you will pick up your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) shortly after arriving in the UK.

For details on how and when to collect please see our Collecting your Biometric Residence Permit webpage.