College of Science & Engineering

Visit us

Information on visit opportunities and events for prospective students

It isn't easy to make the right decision about where you want to study. That's why at the University of Edinburgh we want you to experience the College of Science and Engineering for yourself.

Visiting us will give you a real feel for student life.  You'll discover why we have an international reputation for teaching and research, and why people like you who have chosen to study science and engineering at Edinburgh.


Visit us 

Student-led tours 

Our student-led tours are ideal for visitors to the city who want to find out more about student life and our campuses. We provide tours for both the Central Campus and King’s Buildings Campus.  

Register now for student-led tour

Self-guided tours 

We also offer a self-guided tour for both Central Campus and King's Buildings Campus, The audio tour allows you to explore our beautiful campuses at your own pace, at a time that suits you. The app is free to download and is compatible with most iOS and Android devices.

Download the self-guided tour

Virtual Visit

Our Virtual Visit platform can take you on a guided tour through historic Edinburgh, and show you in and around the University's campus buildings and facilities. It also has a chat facility, where you can chat to current students.

Virtual Visit



Online events

The University runs a range of online events that you can access wherever you are in the world.  These online sessions run regularly and provide an overview of what it's like to study with us, as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Open Days

At our Open Days you'll have the chance to meet academic staff as well as chat to current students to find out more about our programmes and what it's really like to be a student here at Edinburgh.

Offer Holder Events

Each year our academic Schools hold events for those who have been made offers to study with us.

Details of these events will be sent directly to offer holders.