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Essential items that every student needs to pack

Moving to a university abroad and packing your essentials is key for a comfortable transfer.

These necessary items, such as school supplies, personal care products, and everyday essentials for the home, assist you in feeling at home and ease in your new surroundings. 

Additionally, having these things on hand offers protection in unforeseen circumstances.

University checklist

Important documents

  1. Passport (or other ID) 
  2. Driver’s license (if you have one) 
  3. All official university documents, including acceptance letter 
  4. All student loan papers (to keep track of when your loan is due, and so you can follow up if necessary) 
  5. Details of accommodation and contract 
  6. Bank account details and recent bank slips 
  7. Bank card 
  8. National insurance card/details 
  9. Student discount cards (e.g. 16-25 Railcard, NUS card) 
  10. Insurance documents (for international students, who may be required to take out health insurance)

Academic Supplies

  1. Laptop or Computer
  2. Notebooks, Paper, and Pens
  3. Textbooks
  4. Backpack or Tote Bag

Dorm Room Essentials

  1. Bedding: Sheets, blankets, pillows, and a comforter or duvet.
  2. Towels and Toiletries
  3. Laundry Supplies
  4. Kitchen Supplies
  5. Clothing
  6. Storage Solutions
  7. Desk Lamp
  8. Alarm Clock
  9. Power Strips

Personal Items

  1. Identification and Important Documents 
  2. Medications
  3. Health Insurance Information
  4. Financial Essentials
  5. Emergency Contact List

Technology and Entertainment

  1. Phone and Charger
  2. Headphones
  3. HDMI Cable
  4. Streaming Devices
  5. Personal Entertainment

Health and Well-being

  1. First Aid Kit
  2. Reusable Water Bottle
  3. Exercise Gear
  4. Prescription Glasses/Contacts


  1. Umbrella and Rain Gear
  2. Room Decor
  3. Adapters and Surge Protectors
  4. Bike and Lock
  5. Travel Mug or Thermos
  6. Food Storage

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