International Foundation Programme

Prospective Students

Information for students who have been accepted onto the International Foundation Programme including what to bring and what to do when you arrive.

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In a few weeks, you will make your home at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. The University of Edinburgh is at the heart of one of Europe’s most loved capital cities. This is a city that is steeped in history but always looking forward with ambition. At the University of Edinburgh, you will find a thriving, welcoming community.

We are delighted that you are coming to Edinburgh to start the CAHSS International Foundation Programme. This information will help you best prepare for your academic year at the University of Edinburgh including:


Arrival Information

After You Arrive

Living in Edinburgh

Advice From Former Students

If you have unanswered questions, please get in touch.

Welcome to Edinburgh! We look forward to seeing you in September!