International Foundation Programme

Arrival Information

Information for new arrivals and how to get to your accommodation from the airport, bus or train station.

Arrival date - Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September 2019

Student accommodation will be available from Saturday 7 September 2019. It is strongly recommended that you arrive on this date as your induction will begin on Tuesday 10 September 2019. All students must attend the induction programme.

Late Arrivals

If you come to Edinburgh too late, you will miss important orientation and induction events as part of the HSS International Foundation Programme.

You must inform the IFP Student Support Team if you think your arrival may be delayed. Please give details of the reason for the delay and your expected arrival date and time.

IFP Student Support Team

  • International Foundation Programme
  • Centre for Open Learning

Contact details

Address

Street

Paterson's Land
Holyrood Campus

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 8AQ

Travelling to Edinburgh

Airport arrivals

Edinburgh International Airport is small and it is very easy to find your way around.

eGates are now in operation at Edinburgh Airport and you may be eligible to use these on arrival. Remember, you must not use airport eGates unless you get your visa before you travel to the UK. If in doubt, please visit a border agent. 

You will find further information about eGates here.

Taxis are easy to find at the airport and the journey from the airport to Pollock Halls of Residence should cost £20-25.

You can gain access to University accommodation on Saturday 7 September 2019. It is essential that students move into their accommodation by this date. If you come to Edinburgh early, you will need to contact student accommodation to check whether your room will be available:

Information on how to travel to your accommodation

Accommodation Allocations

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Pollock Halls
18 Holyrood Park Road

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH16 5AY