​Covid-19 and UK universities: international updates and FAQs

​This page addresses queries about the way the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting the international work of UK universities, their international students, staff and partners and international students looking to study in the UK in the near future. 

The information on this page covers queries raised by our members and partners. Currently this is broken down into four categories below. We will continue to review these sections as the situation develops: 

  • Current international students and staff
  • Future international students 
  • Student mobility 
  • Transnational education

Please note that we cannot provide formal guidance but we will disseminate government and public health information, signpost to external resources where available, and keep you updated with our work on these issues.

Where the answers to queries are unknown, Universties UK and Universities UK International are working closely with government and our partners across the sector to provide solutions as quickly as possible.

Please feel free to share and repurpose the information below. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to international activity which are not covered on this page, please contact info@international.ac.uk

Important links:

Latest UK government advice.
Latest National Health Service advice.
Latest Public Health Wales advice.
Latest Northern Ireland advice.

Latest Health Protection Scotland advice.

Specific government advice:


The UK Council for Student Affairs guidance for international students.