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Mobility Guidance and Information


Incoming and Outgoing Students


Insurance abroad

It is the responsibility of the student to arrange adequate insurance. Please read this page carefully to find out more.

Already have insurance?

In most cases, normal travel insurance doesn't provide cover for study trips and they usually don't cover the full period that you will be overseas. Check with your current provider for what they can cover before your mobility starts.

National health insurance that your home country may provide doesn't always give complete coverage for your medical costs when you're abroad. 

What insurance should I purchase?

Your insurance should cover, at a minimum, medical costs, liability (if you damage someone else's property) and repatriation (if you need to come home after an accident). You can also purchase insurance cover for your luggage and personal items.

Do I have to arrange this myself?

Yes, students are responsible for arranging and funding their own insurance.

There are a number of online providers. Alternatively, a local provider may be able to offer a policy.

Outgoing Students

Recognising Prior Learning (RPL):

Visit the Cardiff Met website here  to find out more about Recognised Prior Learning

Incoming Staff


Once mobility dates have been confirmed with the relevant department, the Global Engagement Directorate will issue you with a visa support letter which is required as part of the visa application. 

Staff will need to apply for a standard visitor visa. Guidance on how to apply and the relevant costs can be found on the UKVI website - 

Guidance on the the list of documents which staff are required to submit as part of their visa application can be found here

If you are unsure as to what documents are required please contact your local Erasmus+ contact at your home university.

Outgoing Staff

The process for approval for overseas travel should be completed once mobility dates are confirmed.

The latest advice and guidance for staff travel overseas can be found on InSite here:

Please note that this system does not currently process overseas travel approval requests from staff.

Any queries relating to the Staff Overseas Travel Risk Assessment form (February 2022), should be directed to the Health and Safety Team.

Outgoing staff will be covered by Cardiff Met travel insurance, provided that the travel has been approved.