Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Latest updates:

  • Current student FAQs: information for final year undergraduates who can receieve a 20% scholarship for postgraduate programmes starting in September; updates regarding accomodation lease breaks. 
  • Prospective students FAQs: updated information for prospective students on deferral requests for the 2020/21 academic year and University accommodation.
  • Staff FAQs: updated guidance on staff access to University buildings 
  • Health, safety and travel FAQs: updates regarding quarantine measures if travelling into the UK.

The information provided reflects current UK Government advice. If you have any concerns about your own health, please consult with your own GP (in hours) or NHS 24 (out of hours). For general information, you can call the NHS coronavirus hotline on 0800 028 2816 or visit the NHS Inform website.

Updates and information on the current Novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

The University of Edinburgh has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and liaising with government and NHS agencies to get their latest advice on public health guidance.

Following lockdown restrictions implemented by the UK and Scottish Governments, only ‘essential-services’ should be operating on campus from Tuesday 24 March 2020 onwards.

Online provision of teaching and administrative support is now in place and will be improved further, with counselling, research and study spaces adapting to the changing situation to ensure the health and safety of our students and frontline staff is protected as much as possible.

The FAQs below provide the latest health advice and support, along with additional guidance for applicants, students and staff. We will update these pages daily and continue to email students and staff with the latest guidance.

General advice and support for all students and staff including information on University services, health and self-isolation, travel and official resources.

Additional guidance on academic matters and the support available for students currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.

How the University will support and continue to pay staff during the Coronavirus outbreak, including guidance for those able to work from home.

Information for prospective students on our application process, entry requirements, events and accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Find out how The University of Edinburgh community, researchers and experts are responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

A complete list of the Covid-19 updates that have been emailed to all students.