International Students

What is it like for an international student to live in Edinburgh? Immerse in the culture and connect with other students by joining Edinburgh Buddies. Get help with visa and passport issues.

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

The University of Edinburgh's International Women's Club

Edinburgh Global website

Be A Buddy!


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 University's Student Immigration Service is available to help you. 

Student Immigration Service

Travelling to Edinburgh

Information to help you plan your travel back to Edinburgh for the start of the academic year.

If you are travelling to Edinburgh in September, make sure you thoroughly plan your journey and adhere to physical distancing measures, especially when on public transport. 

Information to help you plan your journey

If you are travelling to another country from the UK, please check GOV.UK to see if there are entry requirements for any countries you're travelling to.

Foreign travel advice