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 the information and resources you need to help you get ready to start University.  

Join the New Student Facebook Group 2021 - 2022 to start meeting your fellow students! 

The official Facebook group is for all students holding offers from the University of Edinburgh in the academic year 2021/2022;

  •  to ask questions
  • to find out information about the University
  • to meet other new students
  • to feel part of the University before you start your student life here! 

Our new student guide within the University of Edinburgh Events app brings together a collection of event details, to-do lists, useful web pages, and general advice to prepare you for the start of your studies.

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The Good Citizen Guide provides guidance and information about how our University community can act responsibly to help slow the spread of Covid-19. 

If you are new to Scotland, then it’s important to realise that the Covid-19 rules in Scotland are different to the rules in the rest of the UK, and of course internationally.

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Read further guidance on government travel restrictions, University travel, and fieldwork with regards to travel advice.

  • Travel within the UK and Common Travel Area
  • International travel to the UK
  • Travel as part of field trips and placements
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Keep informed about the latest guidance, advice, and support for students self-isolating.

  • How to inform the University if you are self-isolating and what to do if you need to self-isolate
  • Self-isolating information in University-managed accommodation
  • support for self-isolating in private accommodation 
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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.