Congratulations on holding an offer to study at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen! We look forward to welcoming you to the University in September.

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When to Arrive?

New semester starts on Monday 28 January 2019.

Orientation and Enrolment starts on Monday 21 January 2019 and ends on Tuesday 29 January 2019 (excluding weekends).

When you book your travel, allow yourself enough time to settle in and recover from your journey before the start of your course.

Orientation and Enrolment

All International students must register their arrival and attend one Orientation Presentation before they can enrol at the University.

The Orientation Presentation will give you essential information to help you settle into RGU and Aberdeen. This will include how to register with a doctor, how to open a UK bank account, university support services available to you, visa requirements (if applicable) and other useful information.

Two orientation presentations will be held on Monday 21 January 2019 and Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 9.30am and 12.30pm. Meet at the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre, Aberdeen Business School (level 3), Garthdee Campus.

From Wednesday 23 January 2019 until Tuesday 29 January 2019 an orientation presentation will be held in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre once daily at 9.30am (excluding Saturday 26 January 2019 and Sunday 27 January 2019).

Induction and Freshers Week events

Our Induction and Freshers Week for new students is held in September, just before the start of term.

You will receive a warm welcome when you arrive. The programme gives you the opportunity to get to know the campus and the city, and to meet staff and other new students. There are social events and trips to help you to make new friends.

Meet and Greet Service

A free ‘Meet and Greet Service’ is offered to all new Robert Gordon University (RGU) students at Aberdeen International Airport from Saturday 19 January 2019 to Sunday 27 January 2019 (inclusive) between 9am and 10pm.

When you have firmly accepted your offer to study at Robert Gordon University you can book your ‘Meet and Greet’.

**Please note that you must give us at least 7 days notice to request this Service.  We are unable to guarantee that you will be met if you do not give the required notice.

A friendly and welcoming Student Ambassador will be waiting to meet you at the airport. They will be easily identifiable wearing a RGU t-shirt and you should make yourself known to them.

They will be able to offer you information and guidance on, amongst other things, onward travel to your accommodation. You will also receive a Welcome Envelope which will give you essential information for your first few days.  Please note that onward travel expenses are to be met by you so you are advised to ensure that you have funds to cover this.   

Visa Information

The Student Admissions Immigration Team at Robert Gordon University specialises in student immigration to the UK, and we can help you throughout the process.

If you are well prepared you should find the application process straightforward and relatively quick. 

Find out how the Student Admissions Immigration Team can help you with your visa application

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