When to arrive
Important dates and times for students travelling to Edinburgh to begin their studies.
PG students starting mid-semester
Postgraduate students who are beginning their studies any time outwith the University Arrival periods in September and January should discuss with their Supervisor and/or Graduate Office dates for arrival.
Starting in September
Unless you have made arrangements to arrive early, you should try to schedule your travel plans to arrive on the official arrival dates.
The Arrival Weekend for September 2017 is Saturday, 9th and Sunday, 10th September.
New students who are coming to Edinburgh by air on Arrival Weekend can be met by our airport welcome team.
Moving into accommodation
How and when you can access University accommodation.
Visas for travel
Your visa is valid for travel to the UK from the "valid from" date on the visa itself. This date is the earliest point that you can arrive in the UK on your visa.