New Students

Let's get started and stay connected - Welcome to the University of Edinburgh

This website is for all new students. Here you will find all of the information and resources you need to help you get ready to start University.  

Join the New Student Facebook Group 2020-2021 to start meeting your fellow students! 

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The Course Options Hub will allow you to explore and discover more about the optional courses you are interested in, before making your final choices.

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Whether you are a UG or PG student, you can find out more about and enrol on one of our short courses, developed to enable you to make a successful transition into the University and your studies.

Principal Peter Mathieson

Watch our video of Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, welcome all new students on 14 September.

Our Good Citizen Guide provides details on:

  • the Covid-19 guidelines in Scotland
  • what is expected of our students
  • how to report breaches to the University
  • how failure to comply with these guidelines will be dealt with, including possible disciplinary action
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Help your new student transition successfully into university.

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Prepare for the start of University life as a postgraduate student whose degree is taught only online.