International Foundation Programme | University of Edinburgh

Support for Students

Whether your problem is personal, academic or a mixture of both, there are many support options for you on the International Foundation Programme.


student support

Who will support me on the International Foundation Programme?

You will have a named academic member of staff who will offer you guidance and support with your studies and help you with any academic issues that you have.

You will also have access to a named Student Adviser who can help you if you need help with your wellbeing, health and other non-academic matters.

Your Student Adviser will also be able to signpost you to other support services in the University should you require specific assistance.

If at any time during the programme you have questions, concerns or are looking for advice, the IFP team can be reached by e-mailing

This e-mail is monitored by a team of people so you will receive a response quickly. The University’s support teams are available 24 hours a day including out of office hours and at weekends.


Learn more about the COL student support available

If I have any difficulties, they are immediately solved by tutors. They want to help us and encourage us a lot.

Haein Cho, South KoreaFormer IFP Student

Who else can support me?

Your course tutor can offer advice and support on specific course matters whilst you are studying on the course. As a matriculated student at the University of Edinburgh, you also have access to all of our student support services. You can contact them directly and confidentially through the below University websites or through our support team.

Helpful Links:

The Student Counselling Service

Student Immigration Service

The EUSA Advice Place

Student Disability and Learning Support Service


Additional University Support Services and Resources

Student Life and University Facilities

IFP Student Support Team

  • International Foundation Programme
  • Centre for Open Learning

Contact details



Paterson's Land
Holyrood Campus

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