Information for current and future students that travel from outside the UK in relation to COVID-19

We are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning overseas students to Dundee and Angus College.

All international and EU students should aim to come to the region for the start of term in September for a blended mix of face-to-face teaching and online learning.

We know that some students may have travel issues or concerns due to the pandemic and our International team are ready to help you work through these, please email them at

The health, wellbeing and safety of all students is a top priority for the College. In line with the UK/Scottish Government’s latest coronavirus information, the purpose of this web page is to provide information to current and future students that travel from outside the UK. Due to the changing situation, this page will be reviewed and updated periodically.

Travelling to the UK

If you are travelling from certain countries, you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK. For the latest information on countries requiring a period of self-isolation on arrival in Scotland please visit the Scottish Government pages covering international travel.

Some countries are exempt from this requirement, it is recommended the Scottish Government guidance and UK Government guidance is checked regularly as it is subject to change.

Before you travel

It is your responsibility to check if you are required to self-isolate. If you have to self-isolate, you MUST inform the College by contacting to advise the International team of your arrival date in the UK.

All travellers arriving into the UK are also required to provide their journey and contact details before they travel by completing this online form.

In summary, you will have to provide your journey and contact details on an online form 48 hours or less before you travel to the UK and you will not be allowed to leave the place where you are staying in the UK for your first 14 days, except in very limited situations. This means that if you intend to come to the UK for study, you must take into account these extra days of not being able to attend classes, see other people or leave your accommodation except for very limited reasons.


The Scottish Government has published guidance on how to self-isolate effectively on arrival in the UK.

If you are required to self-isolate for 14 days, you are allowed to leave your student accommodation to seek medical assistance or buy food or medicines, but please try to first arrange for these to be delivered if possible.

You will not be allowed to attend the College campus until the end of the quarantine period. If you are unable to attend classes on the College campus as a result of self-isolating please contact your course leader or group tutor.  

There will be support available for you during your self-isolation period and we will stay in regular contact to make sure you’re managing. 

If you do not have any symptoms after 14 days, you can stop self-isolating. You will then need to follow the same rules and guidance as others who are living in Scotland.

Updates on College COVID-19 guidance

For the latest information relating to the College’s update on the COVID-19 control measures, please check the Student Portal or the D&A College website. If you have any concerns or if you need any help and advice, please contact your course leader or group tutor.