As a truly global university, we offer a range of specialist services designed to make your move to Edinburgh as smooth as possible.
Our International Office is the central contact point for overseas students, providing all the information and support you need to settle in.
You can contact our International Office for advice at any time during or after the application process.
33 Buccleuch Place
Our International Office’s trained Immigration Advisers are available to assist you with visa advice, from the initial stage of applying to study in the UK, through to graduation. We can help with bringing your family to Edinburgh or working during or after your studies.
We work with a network of agents that can guide you through the application process and advise on immigration matters.
The British Council also provides advice to applicants and can help you plan your studies.
We offer an airport welcome service before the academic year starts and arrange activities to help you settle in.
Once you have received an offer to study at the University you can check online for essential information about joining us.
We organise a series of year-round social events and information sessions.
We run a week-long programme of orientation events for new students at Edinburgh, including International Day - an orientation event for non-UK students - and other ongoing induction activities.
You can also attend our study-skills event, which introduces and explains the Scottish academic system to new international taught masters students.
Run by student volunteers, our International Student Centre is a place where all our students can meet and socialise.
The centre runs a programme of events throughout the year tailored to international students, including subsidised trips around Scotland, social evenings, parties and regular coffee gatherings.
Our Go Connect scheme links international students with Edinburgh residents to help settle into University life, learn more about Scotland and enhance your experience of studying abroad. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about Scottish culture.
You’ll find more than 240 societies catering for a multitude of interests at the University.
Among these are a number of international and multicultural societies, which not only offer support in settling in to a new environment but can also help you to locate students from your home country.