College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Applying

How to begin your application as a visiting student.

There are a number of different routes to applying as a visiting student, depending on your status and what part of the College you are interested in visiting.

Please read the following information carefully and familiarise yourself with our College structure to ensure your query reaches the correct person. They will then be able to advise you of the next steps in the application process. 

 

Undergraduate visiting and non-graduating students (NGS)

Type of student Location of proposed visit Contact
Undergraduate visiting/NGS

Edinburgh Medical School - Deanery of Clinical Sciences

The deanery welcomes students who wish to visit Edinburgh to gain research experience in one of our research laboratories but only where prior agreement has already been given by the host supervisor. Visits are restricted to three months.

Dcs.postgraduate@ed.ac.uk
Undergraduate visiting/NGS

Edinburgh Medical School - Deanery of Biomedical Sciences

The deanery welcomes students who wish to visit Edinburgh to gain research experience in one of our research laboratories but only where prior agreement has already been given by the host supervisor. Visits are restricted to 12 months.

Anne.Aitken@ed.ac.uk

Undergraduate visiting/NGS

Edinburgh Medical School - Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences 

The deanery welcomes students who wish to visit Edinburgh to gain research experience in one of our research laboratories but only where prior agreement has already been given by the host supervisor. Visits are restricted to three months.  Students are not permitted in the Usher Institute.

student-admin@igc.ed.ac.uk
Undergraduate visiting/NGS

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

For students interested in research laboratories: students are only permitted in the Roslin Institute.  

For students interested in animal hospitals:  a limited amount of places are available for undergraduate veterinary medicine students from external universities to see practice in our animal hospitals.  Students are only permitted in animal hospitals if they are enrolling under "Seeing Practice". 

 

Laboratories:

g.t.pearson@ed.ac.uk

 

Animal hospitals: 

Visit Seeing Practice

 

Please also note that no visiting students are permitted in in hospitals. If you are a medical student looking for a medical elective placement at Edinburgh, visit the link below.  The electives applications for 2021 are now closed and the future process is currently under review.

Medical electives programme

 

 

Undergraduate Erasmus students

 Currently, the College of Medicine only has the following reciprocal ERASMUS agreements for visiting students:

Biomedical Sciences

  • Karolinska Institute
  • Leiden University Medical Centre

Veterinary Medicine

  • University of Oslo
  • University of Toulouse

 

Type of student Location of  proposed visit Contact
Erasmus undergraduate student Deanery of Biomedical Sciences BMTO@ed.ac.uk
Erasmus undergraduate student Veterinary Medicine g.t.pearson@ed.ac.uk

 

Undergraduate Erasmus+ students

Type of student Location of proposed visit Contact
Erasmus+

Edinburgh Medical School - Deanery of Clinical Sciences

The deanery welcomes students who wish to visit Edinburgh to gain research experience in one of our research laboratories but only where prior agreement has already been given by the host supervisor. 

Dcs.postgraduate@ed.ac.uk
Erasmus+

Edinburgh Medical School - Deanery of Biomedical Sciences

The deanery welcomes students who wish to visit Edinburgh to gain research experience in one of our research laboratories but only where prior agreement has already been given by the host supervisor. 

Anne.Aitken@ed.ac.uk

Erasmus+

Edinburgh Medical School - Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences 

The deanery welcomes students who wish to visit Edinburgh to gain research experience in one of our research laboratories but only where prior agreement has already been given by the host supervisor. Visits are restricted to three months.  Students are not permitted in the Usher Institute. 

student-admin@igc.ed.ac.uk
Erasmus+

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

For students interested in research laboratories: students are only permitted in the Roslin Institute.  

For students interested in animal hospitals:  a limited amount of places are available for undergraduate veterinary medicine students from external universities to see practice in our animal hospitals.  Students are only permitted in animal hospitals if they are enrolling under "Seeing Practice". 

Laboratories:

g.t.pearson@ed.ac.uk

 

Animal hospitals: 

Visit Seeing Practice

 

Postgraduate students

Visit the Postgraduate Study pages for application details and selection criteria. 

Visiting Students - Postgraduate Study

 

 

Further information

 

Applicants with a disability

We encourage enquiries and applications from disabled applicants and students, including those with specific learning impairments. The Student Disability Service gives a general guide to facilities for disabled students and information on access to specific support can be provided on request.

Eligibility criteria

All visiting students must meet College entry requirements for our degree programmes, including English level requirements.

Undergraduate Student Requirements

 

Entry requirements and visas

All visiting and students must meet standard College entry requirements for undergraduate students, including English level requirements for students whose first language is not English.

Visas and Immigration

If you are a non-EEA national, our Edinburgh Global Office can advise you on what type of visa you will require to come here as a visiting student.

Edinburgh Global

 

Evidence of English language proficiency

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of good written and spoken English skills. The level of English language qualifications that are required depends on your programme.

 

Tuition fees

Tuition fees will be charged as appropriate.

Visiting undergraduate tuition fees

 

Related Links

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine organisational structure

Study abroad in Edinburgh