Study abroad in Edinburgh

Pre-arrival checklist

​​​​​​​Eight things to consider before you arrive in Edinburgh.


Familiarise yourself with MyEd and ensure you have accepted your offer to study at the University of Edinburgh using the EUCLID Applicant Hub

MyEd and the EUCLID Applicant Hub


Apply for accommodation or arrange your own accommodation Accommodation


Check whether you need a visa to study here Immigration - applying for a visa


Find out about the medical treatment available and check if you need private health insurance and personal insurance

Health & insurance


Four weeks before your programme start date you will be invited to complete the Online Registration process

Student systems - online registration


Keep an eye on the New Students website. There you will find the information and resources you need to help you get ready and be fully prepared for your time in Edinburgh

New Students website


Explore how and when you should travel to Edinburgh

International travel to the UK

Getting to Edinburgh


Preparing your documents (Erasmus exchange students only)

The University’s Visiting Student Offices will sign and verify any documentation required to ensure you receive Erasmus funding from your home university.

This includes Erasmus Learning Agreements and Certificates of Attendance/Enrolment/Departure.

Documents which you need to be signed/verified before your arrival in Edinburgh can be sent to the relevant team by email.

Applicants to the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences:

Applicants to the College of Science and Engineering:

Before submitting your Erasmus documents please make sure you have accepted an offer to study on Erasmus exchange at Edinburgh.