The application process consists of the following:
You must arrange a visa before leaving for China. Please note that Consular and Visa Office hours are between 09:00am and 12:00pm from Monday to Friday. See below the address of the Chinese Consulate in Edinburgh.
You can either stay in a hall of residence or rent a room with a local family. The latter allows you to fully inmerse yourself in Chinese culture, exposing you to aspects of daily life within a Chinese household, all of which will enrich your overall experience and help your language proficiency. Typically, in the past Edinburgh students have done homestays.
All homestays are around the university campus and within walking distance from your school. The halls of residence are within campus.
This article was published on Feb 11, 2013