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Details of our airport transfer service and our International welcome period.

Our international student arrival day is Tuesday 5th September 2017. On this day only we offer a complimentary airport collection and transfer service from Manchester Airport (MAN) to York College. It is very important that students try to arrive on this day and that they tell us their flight details as soon as they have been booked.

Members of College staff will be at the airport between the hours of 09:00 am and 17:00 pm on these days and coaches will be available at regular times to take you to the College. If you arrive later than 17:00, please let us know as we will make alternative arrangements for your transfer to York.

Once you have arrived at the College, you will be introduced to your homestay provider if you are staying in accommodation arranged through the College. They will take you to your new home. If you have arranged your own accommodation, you will be responsible for travelling to your new address. However, members of College staff will be available to advise you. Taxi fares are reasonable.

If you arrive on any day other 5th September you will need to make your own way from the airport to your accommodation. There is a train station at Manchester Airport and there are regular direct trains. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes.

International Welcome (6th to 8th September)

Your first few days in York will be filled with events, presentations and activities designed to help you settle in and make the most of your time in York. Further details will be released over the summer, but will include:

  • Information about your course
  • Information about the College
  • Meeting your tutors
  • Meeting other students
  • College registration and paperwork
  • An activity day in York city centre
  • Information about the International Social Programme
  • How to register with a doctor and health care in the UK
  • Collection of your Tier 4 Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)*
  • Registration with the local police*

* For students with Tier 4 visas only