The coronavirus pandemic is a constantly evolving situation and we know you may be worried about your plans to study in Wales. Let us help you find the information you need.


The current situation in Wales 

On the 7th August 2021, Wales completed its move to alert level 0 which means a significant easing of restrictions and that universities will have more flexibility to determine the in-person activities available to students in the autumn, both academic and social. More information can be found here.

International students arriving to the UK to study in Wales

You will find that entry requirements differ across the UK  and are subject to change. Please check the government guidance regularly if you are planning to travel to the UK.


There is currently a traffic light system (red, amber, green) in place for entering England. Read more here.


The traffic light system that applies in England also applies in Wales although different rules do apply. Students from red list countries will need to book hotel quarantine via the UK Government system.

Further guidance for travellers to Wales from the red, amber and green list can be found here

The requirements for students arriving into Wales from the amber list can be accessed here.

Please note that these rules apply if you are landing in England and travelling on to Wales.

Covid-19 vaccination for Higher education students

The vaccination programme in Wales has been an incredible effort and success so far with over 80% of the adult population now fully vaccinated.

International students are eligible to be vaccinated in Wales and you are encouraged to do so promptly, either by registering with a GP or through contacting your local health board.

Find out more at

Remember that travel and quarantine rules are subject to change, so please continue to check the latest rules while making your plans, and stay in touch with your university for support.

Aberystwyth University

Bangor University

Cardiff University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Swansea University

University of South Wales

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

Wrexham Glyndwr  University

If you have other questions that we've not been able to help you with here, there are a few other great resources that might be worth checking out that include help and advice for prospective international students:

Universities UK International FAQs – please see tab for future international students

UKCISA: info for international students

Study UK: British Council

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