New Students

January Welcome - 10th - 14th January 2018

The University hosts welcome events specifically for visiting and exchange students who are joining the University in January each year.

Starting in January 2018

Visiting students who are joining us in January should plan to arrive on the arrival day (Wednesday, 10th January 2018) to ensure that you can attend all of the welcome events that are hosted to introduce you to the University and your programme. The first event is a 'Taste of Scotland' on Wednesday evening. Resident Assistants in your accommodation sites will walk you to this event and we hope you will join us! If you are not living in University accommodation please make your own way to Teviot Rowhouse in Bristo Square.

While this event is not compulsory it is a good way to meet new students and it's free! To help us cater for the appropriate amount of people please register via EventBrite (this booking link will be live in late November 2017)

Compulsory sessions begin on Thursday, 11th January. 

Event app

You will be able to find information about all the events being hosted during January Welcome by downloading our app or using your web browser.  The event App will be live in December 2017.

See what events are specifically for Visiting Students and International Students - simply go to the Events Section and select 'Browse by Audience' then choose 'Visiting Students' and 'International'.

We also encourage you to follow #EdWelcome on social media and use it to share your experience of joining the University of Edinburgh

 

General dates to remember
Important dates for January Visiting student welcome
Date Event
Wednesday, 10th January
  • Move into University accommodation
  • Taste of Scotland event - 19:00-21:00 
Thursday, 11th January Compulsory orientation/induction talks - more specific details will follow
Friday, 12th January
  • Time to get settled - explore the campuses, city and finalise tasks like getting your student ID
  • Students studying in the College of Science & Engineering - meet with your Personal Tutors today
Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th January Explore the city and get ready to start classes - you have the weekend to get settled
Monday, 15th January Classes begin!

 

Visiting students starting in September 2018

 

Visiting students who are joining us in September should plan to attend the University's Welcome Week (arrival weekend begins 8th September 2018 with events beginning that day). During this time the School which you will be studying will host events to introduce you to the academic programme as well as other students.

You should also attend the specific 'Visiting Student' events that are hosted by the Visiting Student Teams in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science and the Admissions Team in the College of Science and Engineering.

You will be able to find information about all the events being hosted during Welcome Week by downloading our app or using your web browser. The app will be available at the end of July.

See what events are specifically for Visiting Students and International Students - simply go to the Events Section of the app and select 'Browse by Audience' then choose 'Visiting Students' or 'International'.