International orientation

Each Autumn we offer an International Orientation programme to welcome all new EU and international students. This residential programme runs before the start of the first semester to help prepare students for their time with us. Students become familiar with the campus and local area and enjoy leisure activities and day trips to local and national places of interest, such as Windsor Castle, Bath or Avebury Henge.

The International Orientation provides a great opportunity to get to know other new EU and international students as well as returning RAU students and staff and provides practical support such as assistance with opening a bank account, finding off-campus accommodation, introduction to the campus medical surgery and police registration as required. The programme also incorporates sessions to sharpen your academic English skills, preparing you for study during your time at the RAU.

Who is it for?

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


£600 for 2021

This includes accommodation and meals, excursions and academic sessions for the duration of the International Orientation programme.

Fees may be subject to an inflationary increase each year.


Thursday 2 September - Saturday 11 September 2021

Apply for the international orientation programme

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