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Arriving at the University

If you have a question about arriving on campus you may find it in the list of commonly asked questions below. Click on each question to see the answer.

You need to complete course registration and upload your photograph online in order for your Warwick ID card to be ready for collection on your arrival.

How and when you collect your Warwick ID card will depend on your course start date and whether you are living on or off campus. Please see the card collection page for more information.

To collect your Warwick ID card, please bring a form of valid photographic ID (e.g. Driving Licence or Passport) and ensure that you know your 7 digit University Number (printed at the top of your offer email).

If your course starts before Saturday 21st September 2019, your Warwick ID card will be provided as part of your course induction process. For more information, please contact your department.

If you are arriving on campus on or after 21st September, you should be able to pick up your Warwick ID card - please see the card collection page for more details.

For full and part-time students starting at other times during the year: once you have enrolled and submitted your photo online, your Warwick ID card will be available from the reception in Student Services, unless a member of your course administration has told you otherwise. The Student Reception is located on central campus - the opening hours are available on their website.

All international students must attend an In-Person Visa Check for visa checks and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) collection.

It is essential that the University, under its Tier 4 sponsor obligations, makes sufficient checks that all international students subject to immigration control in the UK hold appropriate immigration permission which allows them to study at Warwick. We are required to check original documents and are also required to keep a copy of these.

You should have completed the online course registration process prior to attending one of these events to help us to complete your enrolment as quickly as possible. You can find the online course registration form at

For the schedule of when the In-Person Visa Checks are being held, please see the following page:

Please be aware that all international students must attend one of these events to complete your enrolment at the University. You will be able to book a slot to attend your In-Person Visa Check in September.

'Welcome to Warwick' packs are sent out in mid to late August so you should receive yours in September. This will be sent to the home address provided during the application process.

Don’t worry – all the information contained in the pack is available online. You can view the Welcome Guide publication via the Welcome to Warwick website. Your invoice can be viewed via Start.Warwick, however, in order to sign in, you will first need to enrol online and register for an IT Services Account.

If you do not expect to visit campus as part of your course you will not normally be issued with a Warwick ID card.

Please fill out the below form and a member of the enrolment team will be in touch shortly. We aim to answer queries within three working days.

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