International Students

What is it like for an international student to live in Edinburgh? Immerse in the culture, join Edinburgh Buddies, visit the International Student centre. Get help with visa and passport issues.

Take advantage of the rich array of activities available to students at the University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Global website

About Go Connect

International Student Centre

Be A Buddy!

Womens' Club


Immigration issues

If you are an international student there will be a lot of additional things you need to think about and plan for when joining Edinburgh. Visa regulations can be hard to understand, and a great concern when things go wrong, but try not to worry – our Edinburgh Global office is available to help you. Here is a list of key issues you may face and relevant information to help you navigate the process:

What to do if your visa is refused

What to do if your passport is lost or stolen

How to get a visa extension

Applying for your visa from your home country


Who to contact

If you have any queries about being an international student at the University of Edinburgh, please contact Edinburgh Global via the details below.

Edinburgh Global

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



33 Buccleuch Place

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