Student Recruitment & Admissions

Visits to our campus

Due to Covid-19, our on-campus visits have currently been suspended. We are now offering self-guided audio tours, online information sessions and other alternatives.

Self-guided tours now available

As Covid-19 travel restrictions in Scotland are gradually being lifted, we are looking forward to seeing more visitors returning to the city of Edinburgh over the summer period.

At the University of Edinburgh our priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and visitors, and during this period the University will be prioritising learning and teaching activity on campus.

Sadly this means that we are not yet able to meet with students and introduce them to the University in person, although we are working towards reintroducing the Campus Visit later in the year.

If students do plan to visit the city of Edinburgh over the summer however, we are pleased to confirm that we are now able to offer self-guided audio tours of both the George Square and King's Buildings campuses. The tour does not need to be booked in advance, is easy to download to your phone, and will allow you to take the tour at a time that suits them.

Find out more about self-guided tours:

We also continue to offer lots of ways for students to find out more about the University, and studying with us at Edinburgh from the comfort of their own home:

Contact the campus visits team:

Open Days

Here at the University of Edinburgh our priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and visitors.

We are currently working on our Autumn 2021 Open Days.

We will let those on both our student and teacher mailing lists know by email when these events are announced and when registration goes live. 

Further information on Open Days:


Online information sessions 

In lieu of our campus visits we are running a range of online events that you can access wherever you are in the world. 

You can view the event details and book on to the sessions below. Please use the tags to select sessions appropriate to your study level of interest:  PG indicates postgraduate, UG indicates undergraduate.


Session recordings

Some of these sessions may be recorded. If they are being recorded you will be told about this during booking and at the beginning of the session. Any information that you provide during a session is optional and in doing so you give us consent to process this information.

Recorded sessions will be stored by the University of Edinburgh for one year and published on our website during that time.

By taking part in a session you give us your consent to process any information you provide during it.


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In order to facilitate online bookings for our events we use GeckoEngage and EventsAir -  third party services which are not operated by the University of Edinburgh. 

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