School of Informatics

Visit us

We run several visit days for potential undergraduate students.

Post-application visiting days

Once you have applied and received an offer you can attend one of our post-application visit days. The dates for this year are Wednesday 30 March and Friday 8 April 2016.

The programmes are slightly different for each day, so please check them out.


Please note that Pollock Halls are fully booked on 8 April, so if you wish to see our Halls of Residence, you should book to come on 30 March instead. 

Pre-application visiting days

Should you wish to come to the university and speak to staff and students before you apply, you can do so by attending one of our pre-application visit days.

The University holds three  pre-application Open Days a year. The dates for this year are:

  • Friday 17 June 2016
  • Saturday 24 September 2016
  • Saturday 8 October 2016

For more information about the University of Edinburgh's Open Days please see:

Virtual tours

If you can not visit us in person, you can view some of our facilities in our virtual tours:

Virtual tour of the Informatics Forum - The Informatics Forum is used for postgraduate research only.

Virtual tour of Appleton Tower - Appleton Tower is currently undergoing renovations and will not be in use till session 2017/18 at the earliest.

Student-led guided tours

The University offers student-led guided tours most Friday afternoons, which are for students and their families who are unable to attend an Open Day.

Self-guided tours

If you would just like to look around the University, you are welcome to pick up a self-guided tour leaflet from Student Recruitment & Admissions.

Self-guided accommodation tours, which take you round Pollock Halls, the University's main undergraduate Halls of Residence, are also available for visitors.

Other visiting opportunities

If you are unable to attend any of the above visits, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate an individual visit for you.