UK under 18s guidance

We strongly recommend that all students^ who are under the age of 18 and who are planning to travel to the UK from countries on the UK’s travel red-list should begin their studies virtually from home.

When a student turns 18 years old, or when their country is moved off the UK’s travel red-list, we recommend that the student should then travel to the UK to continue their studies on-campus. All students should be in the UK to continue their studies on campus before the 6 April 2022**.

We advise all students under the age of 18 to start their programme virtually from home. However, for those students who are under the age of 18 and wishing to travel to the UK before turning 18 years old from a red-list country, then please note the current Government guidance: 

  • Students arriving in the UK from a red-list country can travel unaccompanied but should check the local airlines for age restrictions before booking. Students under the age of 18 are not able to quarantine in a government approved quarantine hotel alone unless they quarantine with a responsible adult aged 18 or over.
  • For parents or guardians that want to travel and quarantine with a student who is under 18 years old: Please note the UK government guidance stipulates that everybody entering the UK must be British or Irish nationals or have residence rights in the UK to be able to travel from red-list countries into the UK.  This applies to anyone accompanying an under 18 student.
  • For parents or guardians who may wish to have an adult, such as a family member who is already resident and living in the UK, to join the under 18 year old in the quarantine managed-hotel on the day of arrival, then arrangements must be made by the parent or guardian to book the quarantine managed hotel and name the responsible adult that the child can quarantine with on their arrival at the time of booking. The named adult can then use a copy of the booking to join the student on the day of their arrival and quarantine together. 

It is important to note, students who do not follow the above Government guidance and attempt to travel into the UK from red-list countries will be refused entry to the UK, turned away on arrival and have to return home.

Please note, completing the full course via online virtual study will only be permitted under exceptional circumstances. Such cases will be considered on an individual basis.

^Excludes University of Huddersfield ISC and University of Huddersfield – London
**or an alternative date to be advised

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