Student Administration

Bank Introduction Letter

For international (non-UK) students. This will be accepted by a selection of banks as proof of student status and proof of semester time address.

How to get a Bank Introduction Letter

Students living in University of Edinburgh accommodation

  • If you are in University accommodation (and have checked into your accommodation) a Bank Letter can be provided by the 'Print Bank Letter' facility available via the MyEd student portal.

[Print Bank Letter]

Students NOT living in University of Edinburgh accommodation

  • If you are fully matriculated a Bank Letter is available via our Electronic Document Service which is accessed via the ‘Launch self-service’ button on Personal Details in MyEd. The Bank Letter can be printed or sent electronically via this method.

     [Print/Send Bank Letter]

  • If you are NOT yet fully matriculated (but you have registered) with the University a Bank Letter can be provided in person at the Student Information Point (Old College). You must be registered, have an Edinburgh address recorded as your semester address in MyEd and provide either your University Card or alternative form of identification e.g. passport.
  • If you are fully matriculated a Bank Letter can be ordered and mailed to your semester address (within 10 working days).

Please Note:

1. Letters cannot be addressed to specific banks.

2. Students must have a local semester address recorded on their student record (please check address on MyED prior to requesting a letter).

3. You must also take the following to the Bank:  your Passport (all students), your Biometric Residence Permit (Tier 4 students), or your EU Identity Card. 

 

Banks which will accept a Bank Introduction Letter