When going abroad to study in UK you won’t be able to return home to take things you need as many times as you want. Many students are captivated by the excitement about the upcoming experience and often pay less importance to their ultimate packing list, but as soon as they step off the plane they get disappointed. So here we present the checklist for studying abroad in UK.

Checklist Before Going to Study in UK

Documents Needed To Travel To UK

The most important thing to include in the packing list for international students going to study in the United Kingdom is to pack all essential documents. Also, have photocopies of all the important documents too. You will be required to fulfil some of the formalities in the UK as well after landing there, for which you will require some supporting documents. Here is the list of documents you may require on the journey to the UK.

  • Passport
  • Passport size photos
  • CV
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • University Documents
  • Exam Certificate
  • Bank Account Details
  • Address Book and email contacts
  • A map of UK
  • Room Insurance
  • Accommodation Contract
  • Enrollment confirmation from the university

Checklist to study abroad in UK- Basic Essential Clothes: Clothing

To pack the right kind and the right amount of clothes is a tough job. However, bringing basic and routine clothes will be sufficient. You can also carry some party wear as there will be a number of parties, college events where you might need them. In nutshell, here is a list of some essentials, you might need:

  • Bathroom and Hand Towel Set
  • Bathrobe
  • Dresses
  • Coats & Jackets
  • Coats
  • Scarf
  • T-shirts
  • Jumpers
  • Trousers
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shoes/trainers
  • Shirt and tie for any smart-casual events
  • Underwears
  • Socks
  • Hat
  • Belt for jeans 
  • Suits for any special event
  • Partywear
  • Traditional dress for festivals

Packing list before going to study in UK: Kitchen items

The requirement for kitchen items largely depends on the type of accommodation you choose. If you are choosing self-catered accommodation, then you will require some of the kitchen stuff. Here are few things that you can carry to UK from your home:

  • Cup
  •  Saucepan
  •  Plate
  •  Spoons
  •  A pair of scissor
  •  Knife
  • Sandwich Bags
  • Plastic Bowls
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Glass

If you forget to bring anything, there are many local shops too in the UK. You don’t have to worry much. 

Checklist of Toiletries things to carry to UK

You should carry your basic toiletries items or your preferred ones to the UK. It is difficult to purchase as soon as you land there. So carry some of the basic items from your home, others you can buy once you settle down in the UK. Here are the basic items you have to include in your luggage while packing for UK :

  • Everyday moisturizer
  • Skincare wash
  • Lip balm
  • Shower gel, shampoo, soap
  • Shaver, razor, shaving cream, comb
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Hairbrush, combs
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Make-up and make-up remove

Carry some Electronic items with for UK

This is the most important part of packing. In this technological world, almost everything depends on technology. You will require a few electronic items in the UK. so it is better to carry a few small items from your home country itself. It is important that you should carry all these electrical items carefully to avoid any kind of damage. Here is the list of electronic items  which you may require:

  • Mobile Phone with charger
  •  Camera
  •  Laptop with charger
  •  Network cable
  •  Rechargeable Batteries
  • A headphone with a mic
  • Pen drive

Traveling to UK Checklist For International Students:  Miscellaneous 

According to your need, you would require some other items as well for the UK. there are some room fresheners, some hygiene products, some apparel etc. here is the list of  other items you can include in your list as per your requirements in UK:

  • Coat Hangers 
  • Alarm Clock
  • Posters
  • Hot-water bottle
  • Desk Lamp 
  • Small Bin
  • Family Photos
  • Safety Pins
  • Small sewing kit
  • Purse or wallet
  • Sunglasses
  • Essential jewellery
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bedsheets, pillows
  • Office supplies like paper, pen, folder, etc
  • Nail cutter
  • Earbuds
  • Makeup
  • Tissues

Now that you read the entire article, your packing will be smooth and fast. Also if there is anything else which is important for your survival in the UK such as medicines etc should also be included in your packing list. We have made a list of basic essentials. You should also carry local currency with you. Before going to the airport check all your luggage once. 


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