The process by which you will be formally admitted to the University of Edinburgh is called matriculation. Registration is one step of that process.
Approximately 6 weeks prior to your programme start date and if you hold an unconditional firm offer, you will receive a prompt sent to your student email account asking you to Register Online via your MyEd portal.
Further guidance about how to complete the Online Registration process is available at:
You can pay the fees on arrival or make banking arrangements to pay your fees before you arrive.
More information on registration and the wider matriculation process is available from Academic Registry.
If you are a non-EEA/Swiss national, then you need to provide evidence that you have the correct visa permission to study at the University of Edinburgh.
All degree programme students require a Tier 4 General student visa, sponsored by the University of Edinburgh.
If you have a Tier 4 visa already and it is not sponsored by the University of Edinburgh then you must apply for a new Tier 4 visa before enrolling at Edinburgh and provide evidence of that at enrolment.
The visa application you make does not need to be decided by the time you enrol. However, evidence - a proof of application such as a letter of acknowledgment from UKBA or a receipt from the International Office Visa Application Service confirming you have made an application - is accepted.
For more information about the Tier 4 visa and the conditions of sponsorship, please see our immigration advice at:
This article was published on Dec 12, 2013