New Students

When to arrive

Important dates and times for students travelling to Edinburgh to begin their studies.

Airport arrival sign

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.

Arrival Dates

The Arrival Weekend for September 2017 is Saturday, 9th and Sunday, 10th September.

Airport welcome

New students who are coming to Edinburgh by air on Arrival Weekend can be met by our airport welcome team.

Airport welcome


Moving into accommodation

How and when you can access University accommodation.

Moving into 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.