Here you can find resources for college international work. If you have any resources that you would like to share with other colleges, please email

International students

The Home Office has issued Covid-19 guidance for sponsors and students. The guidance has been updated regularly to take account of the changing situation for international students who are completing their studies in the UK or new students looking to travel to the UK to begin their course.

Please also check the TLS and VFS websites for the most up-to-date information on UK Visa Application Centre reopening.

International student arrivals and accommodation

Colleges looking to welcome new or returning international students are advised to check the latest UK Government guidance in relation to isolation for international arrivals. The Government has also issued guidance for self-isolation in residential settings. Colleges that use homestay hosts may wish to check the latest guidance relating to social contact and the number of households that are permitted to meet and stay together indoors.


Colleges that participate in Erasmus+ projects should keep checking the UK national agency website for the latest information in relation to coronavirus.

Further information

Please contact AoC’s International Director Emma Meredith if you have any queries. We are in regular contact with UK Government departments such as the Home Office, Department for International Trade and Department for Education.

AoC issues international briefings each week for members with the most up-to-date information. We also operate a Jiscmail international group for member colleges. Please contact Emma Meredith if you wish to sign up.

April 2020

Covid-19 webinar with the Department for International Trade (30/04/20)

March 2020

Covid, international students and college closures