International Student Advisory Service

Welcome and orientation

Find out more about our September 2017 welcome and orientation events for international students - these events are run by the International Student Advisory Service every year.

You can find full details, including how to register where required, in our International Arrival Guide and on the Events App.  

Events App

Airport Welcome

Location: Edinburgh Airport

Time & date: 8am - 10pm, Friday 08 September - Sunday 10 September

Our Airport Welcome Team meets new students arriving at Edinburgh Airport in September each year. We will help you find your way to your accommodation, so make sure you know your Edinburgh address!

If you arrive outside the official arrival period, it is still very easy to find your own way to your accommodation.

For more information see our Transport in Edinburgh page.

International Students' Meet and Greet

Location: Main Foyer of 7 Bristo Square

Time & date: 10am - 4pm, Friday 08 September 2017

This is an opportunity to meet Edinburgh Global staff and other new students, have your questions answered and have a cup of tea or coffee in an informal environment. Come along to see us anytime!

International Students' Information Point

Location: Main entrance of Teviot Row House

Time & date: 10am - 3.30pm, Saturday 09 September 2017

If you have any questions or need some help, come along and speak to one of our specially trained Ambassadors who will be only too pleased to offer their assistance.

International  Day

Location: McEwan Hall

Time & date: 10am - 4pm, Sunday 10 September 2017

International Day is a great opportunity to get off to the best start. You’ll learn about practical and important things to do in your first week, the academic and social experience at Edinburgh, and meet new friends. Learn about the Students’ Association, clubs and societies, volunteering opportunities, and the support available to you as an international student.

Finish the day trying your hand at some traditional dancing at the Ceilidh in the Teviot Debating Hall.

Parents and Family Reception

Date: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September

Please check the International Arrival Guide or Events App for times and locations

This event is for the parents and relatives accompanying new students. It is an opportunity to meet some of the Edinburgh Global team and learn more about the University and the wide range of services provided. Parents and family can attend either session on September 9 or 10 2017.

Events App

Opening Student Bank Accounts on Campus

Location: Room 2.04, Appleton Tower

Time & date: 10am - 4pm, Monday 11 September 2017

The Royal Bank of Scotland will be on campus to provide information during a drop-in service about what they offer and open bank accounts for matriculated students.

Police Registration

Some international students may need to register with the police, normally within seven days of collecting your BRP. It will say on your visa if you are required to register.

Further details are available on the Police Registration page of the Immigration website.

Police Registration 

Make Yourself at Home: a Networking Event for International Students' Families and Partners and all Student Parents and Carers

Location: Room 1.06, 50 George Square

Time & date: 3pm - 5pm, Tuesday 19 September 2017

Every September, we host an informal get-together for all families and partners of international students and for all student parents and carers. This offers the chance to meet peers and find out what support is available at the University and beyond. This a free but ticketed event.

Book your place for Make Yourself at Home on Eventbrite

International Families and Partners Network

Edinburgh University Student Parents - Facebook Group

Edinburgh University Student Carers - Facebook Group 

Go Connect

This is a popular hospitality scheme helping international students connect with local people. Please see the Go Connect page on our website for further information on how you can join.

Go Connect


More information on welcome events can be found on the New Students website