This article explains the financial support available to students arriving in England from a country not on the red list. If you are arriving from a red list country, please see our separate article Financial support for students arriving in England from a red list country.
Before travelling to England, please read the 'Before you travel' checklist on GOV.UK and make sure you understand the national restrictions for travelling to England from outside the UK.
As you prepare to travel to the UK, we strongly advise you to read the following articles below:
- I need to travel to England
- Support for students who must quarantine when they arrive in the UK
- Semester 1 2021-22: Important arrival information for international (including EU/EEA/Swiss) students
England’s traffic light system for travel changed on 4 October 2021 and there is now only a red list of countries. If you travelled before this date from a previous amber or green list country, then as long as you meet the relevant eligibility criteria below then you can still submit a claim for financial support.
When travelling to England from a country that is not on the red list, testing and quarantine rules are dependent on whether you are fully vaccinated or not.
In this section:
You must submit a claim once travel has occurred/ upon completing self-isolation.
To claim the contribution payment:
- Complete the Financial Support for the KCL Covid-19 For Day 2, Day 2 & 8 & Test to Release Scheme form which requires you to:
- Confirm your details;
- Provide a receipt for the costs accrued when you paid for Test to Release.
- Provide evidence of where you have travelled from (e.g. a boarding pass or flight confirmation).
- Your details will be processed and all payments will be made via your Student Account to a UK bank account.
- If you have a non-UK bank account then you can provide alternative bank details by emailing student grants. Within your email, please quote your student ID for verification purposes.
Important to know: Please make sure you attach the required evidence otherwise your payment will be delayed.
We are processing claims as we receive them, so successful applicants should be paid within 20 working days of submitting a claim. You will only be contacted if your application is unsuccessful or if further information is needed. If you have not received payment after 20 working days of submitting a claim, and have not been contacted by us, please log a case with Student Services.