International orientation

Each autumn we offer an international orientation programme to welcome all new EU and international students. The programme runs before the start of the first semester to help prepare students for their time with us. It introduces students to the practicalities of living in the UK and provides a great opportunity to meet other new EU and international students as well as returning students and staff at the RAU.

During Covid-19 in 2020 we are offering all our new international students the opportunity to participate in a two-week online International Orientation Programme, free of charge.

You will need a device and internet connectivity to participate, and all live sessions will happen in ‘UK time’.

The programme may include assistance with opening a bank account, finding off-campus accommodation, introduction to the campus medical surgery and police registration.

It also incorporates daily academic sessions to sharpen your academic English skills, preparing you for academic life during your time at the RAU.

Who is it for?

All new EU and international students starting their first semester/year at the RAU.


Free of charge in 2020 for the Online International Orientation Programme.

If you’re quarantining at the RAU, the cost for accommodation and meals will be £35.00 per day.

There is a variable cost for transport from the airport to the RAU, where we can assist with arrangements.

Fees may be subject to an inflationary increase each year.


The dates for the orientation programme in 2021 will be advised in due course.

Apply for the international orientation programme

To book your place login to myRAU and choose My Application.