International student support

Our award-winning Student Services Team will help support you through your studies at ARU – and beyond.

We provide help and advice for all aspects of your university life so that you can make the most of your time with us. In the following pages, you'll find support for money matters, study advice, personal support, help meeting people, making yourself more employable and much more.

International Student Advice

Our International Student Advice Service is your first stop for support. Our team will be with you from before day one, providing assistance for pre-arrival, getting to our campuses, immigration advice, settling in and more.

Student Advice Service

Once you are here, our Student Advice Service offers advice and guidance on your academic studies. The team will help you understand the university system, provide you with advice about how to study and more. 

Employability Service

From your very first day, our Employability Service will focus on improving your job prospects, offering everything from careers advice and interview workshops, to job opportunities and internships.


The iCentre is your first point of call for any information you might need about your time with us. They deal with student registration, supplying student ID, assignment submissions, and helping international students to set up a UK bank account.

Student money advice

Understanding the cost of living abroad, and studying at university, can be tricky. Our Money Advice Service is here to help, or you can check our finance pages for information and advice.

Advice for disabled students

We hold regular drop-in sessions to give information, advice and support to students with disabilities. You can also find out more about getting assessed for Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Health and wellbeing

We want to help you have a happy and successful time at ARU. If you have any concerns we offer a free, confidential Counselling and Wellbeing Service, as well as a Chaplaincy Service.

Sport and fitness

There's a huge range of sports and fitness activities to choose from at ARU. Whether you’re a high-performance athlete hoping to compete for your country or you're just looking for some casual fitness classes, we have something for you.

Students’ Union

You'll become a part of ARU Students' Union as soon as you start studying with us. You get to decide how the Union is run and what they do. You can vote in elections, get your voice heard through student councils or take part in campaigns. It's all about making sure you get the most out of your time here.