Relocation Support

Welcome to Edinburgh!


Edinburgh is one of the most diverse Universities in the UK, with staff and students from over 160 countries. This Relocation Support website has been created to assist you, and your family,  with settling into life in Edinburgh.

You can use the pages as a source of information but if you have any specific questions please contact us:


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For those international staff coming to the UK, there are a number of things you need to consider and do to obtain your visa, and when you arrive in the UK.

International Staff Coming to the UK

To be sure we are providing the best support for you, we work with carefully chosen partners, HCR Ltd and


HCR Ltd provide a broad range of relocation services to make sure your relocation is as easy as possible. work with partners of our staff to help them adjust to the Scottish job market and to give them the skills and support to find work in their new home.


Edinburgh is a beautiful city that has something to offer everyone. Whether you prefer a quiet restaurant, a lively night out or something in between, you are bound to find it in Edinburgh. Visit our page to find out more about what life is like in this thriving cosmopolitan city.

Living in Edinburgh

Whether you are coming to work in our research-led community of international academics or our team of talented and committed professional support staff we have put together some information about what life is like working in the University.

Working at the University

Relocation Policies

For more information around relocation expenses, entitlements and support for your partner, please review the policies below.

Relocation Policy

Partner Career Transition Policy