School of Informatics

Visit us

There are a number of opportunities for prospective undergraduate students to visit the University of Edinburgh throughout the year.

Virtual Visit

Take our virtual tour and explore what it's like to study and live in Edinburgh:

Virtual Visit

As an undergraduate student you will primarily be based in Appleton Tower - all your classes will be held on the University's Central Campus (George Square).

The Informatics Forum is used for postgraduate research only.

Campus Tours

Our student-led campus tours take place regularly throughout our academic semesters:

Campus Tour

Self-guided Tours

Follow our self-guided audio walking tours for a flavour of the University, the city and student life:

Self-guided Tours

Open Days

Should you wish to speak to staff and students before you apply, you can do so by attending one of our pre-application visit days.

October/November 2022 - Open Days

The University's next Undergraduate Open Days will be held on various Saturdays in October & November.

The School of Informatics Open Days will be on 8 October & 5 November.

For more information about the University of Edinburgh's Open Days please see:

Visits to Informatics Buildings

If you are unable to come to one of the planned University visit days, we may be able to show you around the Informatics teaching facilities. Please complete the below webform with at least 3 days notice and we will respond to you.

Please note: staff are currently working in a hybrid mode so we cannot accommodate unplanned visits and would appreciate if you could give as much notice as possible. 

Informatics Visit Request

Offer Holder Events

Once you have applied and received an offer you can attend one of our virtual or in person offer holder events.  Email invites to the Offer Holder events are sent from Spring. 

Online Events

Our regular 'Introduction to the University of Edinburgh' sessions provide an overview of what it's like to study with us, and events specific to a particular subject area, or aspect of student life, run at various points throughout the year:

Online Events

Chat to our Students

Chat to current School of Informatics students about their student experience

Chat to our Students