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Pre-Arrival Information

We look forward to welcoming you to International College
Dundee. We want all our students to have the best possible
start and for this to happen, it is essential that you follow the
below steps.

Important Dates

Online Registration Opens 05th June 2023
Induction 19th June 2023
Course Start Date 19th June 2023

Apply for your visa

In order to avoid delays in getting your visa, it is very important to apply for your Student visa as soon as you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) letter. Any delays in receiving your visa, will impact your ability to register onto your course on time.

Our team can support you through this process. You can reach out by using this form.

We will request updates on your visa application status via CAS Shield, the online self-service system that you used when you submitted your CAS documents. Please ensure that you click the button that best represents your situation so we can promptly assist you. Once you’ve received your visa, please upload the vignette on CAS Shield.

Step 2 – Book your accommodation

You must book your accommodation before your arrival to the UK.

Accommodation must be arranged before your arrival to the UK.

University of Dundee (UoD) offers several halls of residence options according to your preference.

If you prefer to live in halls of residence, please apply as early as possible as places fill up fast!

You’ll be able to book your accommodation if you hold a Conditional or Unconditional Offer letter and have paid your tuition fee deposit or if you have been issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter.

Select the university as your firm choice before applying for accommodation
The university will send you an email once you have confirmed your status as firm, with a form to fill in. If you received your portal login and have any questions, please email

Once you’ve submitted your application successfully you will get a confirmation email sent to you. It will take the University up to 3 weeks to respond with an offer of accommodation or further information.

Take a Look at the range of university managed accommodation from this page

If you want to live off-campus, you can book private accommodation close to the UoD campus. We recommend starting your search with one of the following websites:

Student Accommodation Dundee | Housing Advice (
Finding private accommodation: advice for international students | University of Dundee

It is advisable to move into your accommodation a day or two before your course start date so that you are fully rested and ready to attend our informative and engaging induction events.

All students that are in the UK on a Student Route visa MUST reside within a 40-mile radius of the university campus. Student Route visa Students who declare a term-time address outside of a 40-mile radius, or that are believed to have declared an address at which they do not genuinely reside in during term time may have their registration cancelled and the University will notify UKVI of a withdrawal of Student Route sponsorship for that Student.

We will request updates on your accommodation details via CAS Shield, the online self-service system that you used when you submitted your CAS documents. Please ensure that you click the button that best represents your situation so we can promptly assist you.

Renting in the Private Sector

Unfortunately, there is limited accommodation at present and some students are finding they need to stay in temporary accommodation locally until they are able to secure longer-term accommodation. You may also wish to expand you search area to cover surrounding areas of Perth, Angus and Fife as well as Dundee if you haven’t already.

Renting in the Private Sector

Private rented accommodation is usually:

A self contained flat or house

A shared flat or house with other tenants

Houses in Multiple Occupation

A room in your landlord’s house or flat

All private landlords in the city must be registered with Dundee City Council. All registered landlords will be able to produce a registration number.

You can check the Letting Agents Register here:

For more information on renting in the Private Sector go to:

Finding accommodation: – search rental properties by area – student homes portal with property listings – DUSA Housing Facebook page for advertising spare rooms * – find rooms to rent or flatmates – find rental properties by area – lists rental properties across Scotland – search rental properties by area – classified advert site with property listings – search rental adverts – property website with rental listings – look for rooms to rent

* If you are looking for a room, you may want to post an advertisement on DUSA HOUSING FACEBOOK page as well. Draft up an advertisement and send it to ADVICE@DUSA.CO.UK


–        Who you are

–        What are you looking for

–        What is your budget

–        How to contact you

Housing Advice: – renting advice aimed at students – Shelter WEBCHAT available Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00 – general advice pages for Citizens Advice, useful information on many topics. – general housing information for students – Information on student housing and living in Dundee

Guarantor Information

DUSA cannot act as a guarantor, however the following organisations can provide a paid guarantor service:

The University has now launched a pilot scheme which allows students who do not have access to a UK guarantor for private rentals to apply for the University to act as guarantor – see Rent Guarantor Scheme | University of Dundee.

Please note that this scheme will not be suitable for every student as it requires them to meet a number of eligibility criteria and also have found a suitable property which will accept the University as a guarantor. 

Bringing a family?

UKCISA Information:–Advice/Preparation-and-Arrival/Planning-your-housing#layer-3097

Book your flight

Immediately after you’ve received your visa, book your flight. When booking your flight, please make sure you arrive a few days before your first day of the term, so you have enough time to check-in to your accommodation and you join your classes on time.

We will request updates on your flight details via CAS Shield, the online self-service system that you used when you submitted your CAS documents. Once you’ve booked your flight, please upload your flight ticket on CAS Shield so we can prepare for your arrival.

Click this link for information on getting from the airport to Dundee.

Online registration

The online matriculation task is available via your eVision account and can be accessed here.

Please login using your University Username and Password. This was provided to you in your Approval of Offer letter from Admissions.

If you do not know your login details, or are having difficulty logging into eVision, please contact UoD IT from here by quoting your Student ID number and date of birth.

When you have completed all parts of this registration online, once you come to the UK you will be invited to a document check, where you will also be able to pick up your student ID card.

Pay your tuition fees

We strongly advise that you pay your remaining fee from your home country as soon as you receive your visa and before you travel to the UK. Settling all due payments prior to arrival will allow you to focus on your studies and to enjoy your student life. Without paying your tuition fees, you may not receive your timetable and may have restrictions applied to your university facilities.

You can easily pay your tuition and fees online via Flywire, our preferred payment partner. Flywire provides a secure global payment network that simplifies paying your fees from your home country and countries around the world. Payment options can include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, typically in your home currency for most countries. Click here to make your payment

If you want to discuss about your tuition fee payment, you can contact our Credit Control team at

If you will finance your studies via Student Loan Company (SLC), you must make your application prior to arrival at the college. You can start making an application by clicking HERE. Please note that SFE take between 6 to 8 weeks to process SLC applications so please sure that you apply well in advance of your course start date.

Late arrivals

We want you to have the best possible student experience and we will provide you informative induction and orientation events to help you settle into your studies and make friends. We strongly advise that you don’t miss any of these events and that you attend lectures from day one in order to have the best possible academic outcome. To enjoy the full student experience, you need to arrive at the College no later than the course start date as stated in your offer letter and Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

If you believe you are going to enter the UK beyond the course start, it is very important your let us know. Please send an email to the College team at and let us know w hat date you expect to arrive and the reason for the delay. This is so we can ensure   you are fully registered and will receive an induction once you arrive.

Pre-arrival timeline

As the course start date approaches, we will be in regular contact with a lot of useful information which will fully prepare you to have the best start. Please check your personal email regularly so you don’t miss out. It is important to update us on any changes to your contact details (phone number and email address) so that we can continue to keep in touch with you and give you the support that you need.

Seven weeks to go EU students with settled and pre-settled status – Apply for SFE loan
We will send an email reminder to all eligible EU students at Conditional and Unconditional offer stage to advise that you need apply for the SFE
loan in order to have your funds approved by face-to-face registration. The processing time for loan applications is 6-8 weeks. You will need to provide proof of SLC loan application in order to be able to attend classes.
Six weeks to go Attend our pre-arrival webinar
In this webinar we will provide you information on accommodation, registration steps, what to bring with you at enrolment and we will answer any questions you may have. You will receive an email invitation on your personal email address well in advance.
Six weeks to go Complete online registration
The registration portal will be open and you will receive the portal login details.
Six weeks to go Book your accommodation
If you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, we will contact you to advise you on accommodation availability and to check if you need any
support from us. Please note that we won’t be able to book accommodation on your behalf.
Four weeks to go Book your flight
By now you should have received your visa and you need to make your travel arrangements, so you arrive at the college on time to attend our induction events, collect your timetable and student ID card. We will contact you to request your flight details so we can prepare for your arrival.
Four weeks to go Pre-arrival emails

The College pre-arrival emails will be sent regularly until the end of registration period and will inform you as well as remind you that online registration is required before the face-to-face visa verification.
Two weeks to go Airport pick up
We will contact you to check if you would like us to arrange your airport.
One week to go Self-funded students – Pay your outstanding tuition fee

We will remind you that your remaining tuition fee will become due and will advise you on how to pay.

0 week to go Welcome to ICD!

Our friendly team will be there to help you with any information you may need!


Due to the shortage of private housing in Dundee, you may need to expand your search to include areas like Perth, Fife and Angus. Travel times can vary from 30 minutes to 90 minutes per journey.

Some areas to look out for:

  • Monifieth, Carnoustie, Forfar, Arbroath, Montrose
  • Coupar Angus

There are good travel links in and out of the city, and the main bus service providers are Stagecoach and Xplore. Student bus tickets can cost as little as £2.80 per day, or £5.10 if you are travelling from out with Dundee. Discounted weekly passes are also available, with prices starting at £11 per week. Find out more below:

Led by The Scottish Government, young people in Scotland aged under 22 years old are entitled to free bus travel.

To access the scheme you must apply for a new National Entitlement Card (NEC) card.

Those aged between 5-15 must have a parent, guardian, or carer apply for a new NEC card on their behalf. Those aged between 16-21 should apply themselves.

It’s important that you apply for your new NEC Card in order to access the travel scheme, as old Young Scot Cards will not be accepted, and you will be required to pay your fare as normal.

Apply here:

Students can also get up to 50% off train journeys with ScotRail. Details on this can be found here:

Your Career (for Pre-Master’s students)

We are delighted to have you here. If you’re a Pre-Master’s student, we’re happy to announce that you benefit from exclusive access to Student Circus, a careers platform explicitly tailored to international students seeking visa-enabled jobs in the UK or abroad, including your home country.

Through the Student Circus, you can search and apply for full-time jobs and be prepared after completing your postgraduate degree or even look for part-time jobs or internships during your studies.

If you’re not ready to look for a job now but are keen to get started on building your profile, please do sign up here:


1.      Select your institution: International College of Dundee, DMU, Bradford, Bangor, Greenwich

2.      Click sign up

3.      Enter your name, email address and password

4.      Create an account

Besides job listings, you have the opportunity to take part in careers workshops and the Oxford International Bootcamp, where you’ll benefit from CV building, top tips in the workplace and much more.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. It is FREE!

Sign up here:

If you encounter any issues during signup, please email: Share your name, student email ID, and a staff member will be in touch.

Best of luck!


When will I get my username and password to register?

6 weeks prior to course start date.

What if I forgot my password/ can’t log in?

Contact IT Support for a password reset:
+44 (0)116 250 6050 /

Where and when do I collect my ID card?

Once you are fully registered: UoB MyBradford Desk, Richmond Building.

Where do I collect my BRP card?

The Immigration Compliance team will email your university email address when your BRP card arrives and let you know when and where to collect it from.

When should I come to campus?

You are expected to be on campus for the start date of your course, you will need to be there at least 1 week before to complete registration and collect your ID card, settle into accommodation and attend induction events.

How can I open an UK bank account?

Get a student letter from the college once fully registered, you can use this along with your CAS to open a bank account. This can also be used to show employers term times.

This will be available on student evision account.

When will I get my timetable?

Timetables will be available 2 weeks in advance and available on  the ICD New Students Teams pages.

How do I register with a GP?

Click here to see the nearest GP.

How do I get to campus once in the UK?

Click here to see travel options from the closest airport (Edinburgh).

Who can I contact at the college if I have any queries?

What do I need to bring with me?

For Travel:

  • A current passport
  • A Student Visa (if required)
  • Permission to Travel Letter (if applicable)
  • Acceptance Letter (CAS)
  • Evidence of financial support
  • Medical records for pre-existing conditions & details of vaccinations Any medication you are currently taking
  • Travel insurance
  • Cash or travellers’ cheques for everyday expenses, before your bank account is set up

For university:

  • A suitable laptop or computer for study that can connect to Wi-F
  • A mobile phone with a number you can easily be contacted on
  • A smart phone so you can download the DMU Student Portal App