New Students

Travel and immigration

Advice and links to help you plan your journey to Edinburgh.

When to arrive

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Important dates and times for students travelling to Edinburgh to begin their studies.

Airport welcome

Airport Arrival Team
Our Airport Welcome Team meets new students travelling to Edinburgh by air during the Arrival Periods.

Arriving via the Republic of Ireland

Airplane in sky
Important information for international students planning to enter the UK via the Republic of Ireland.
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How to get here

Getting to Edinburgh and the University is easy, no matter where you are coming from or how you choose to travel.

How to get here