Biological Sciences

New students

When you have received your offer of acceptance with the School of Biological Sciences, we expect you will have many questions ahead of starting your programme in September.

Students in biological sciences lab

Before you arrive

Before you arrive you will need to accept your offer online and make sure we have your contact details. The University also provides support for registering, paying tuition fees and arranging accommodation.

International students

If you are not from the EEA, you may need to apply for a CAS and a visa.


If English is not your first language, we can offer support.

English language and TEAM

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is the start of your time at Edinburgh; you will register for your programme, explore the University and have the chance to socialise with future classmates. Please check the following link for important information for your Induction Meeting on Monday 9th September at 11:00am.

Semester dates 2019/2020

The 2019/20 academic year begins on 9 September 2019. Find out full semester dates for the year.