UK Universities to Cover Quarantine Costs for Indian Students

20th Dec 2023

For Indian students who need to complete a period of quarantine in managed hotel accommodation when arriving in the UK, a number of UK universities have announced they will reimburse the 10-day quarantine and testing fees, up to the total value of £1,750.

Students from red-list countries such as India are required to follow strict quarantine regulations, including:

  • A 10-day mandatory quarantine at a managed hotel costing around £1,750 
  • Covid test on Day 2 and Day 8 upon arrival which needs to be booked in advance and may cost between £170 to £575

Many UK universities are now offering quarantine funding support by way of tuition fee discounts, reimbursement, scholarships and hardship funds. Such financial assistance will help international students from red-list countries to cover any additional costs incurred by travelling to the UK from May 17th onwards. 

Some of the universities who have already announced their plans to cover hotel quarantine costs for students from Red-list countries inlcude: 

  • University of York
  • University of Bristol
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Lincoln
  • Cardiff University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Regent's University London 
  • Brunel University London
  • University of Leeds
  • Keele University
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Manchester
  • Royal Holloway University of London (quarantine hotel cost up to £1,500)
  • Lancaster University (half of the quarantine hotel cost currently up to £875) 

Speak to an SI-UK India consultant to learn more about the various quarantine funding options offered by UK universities and to get the latest Studying in the UK and Coronavirus(Covid-19) information.


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