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! 

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Our live 'How-to' information sessions are now over - but these were all recorded so if you missed any or would like to watch them again, visit our 'How-to' on-demand videos page. 

These are presentations from professional support services across the University, to help support you and get you prepared for University.

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

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

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Help your new student transition successfully into university.

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Keep informed about the latest information and guidance about our Semester Two plans :

  • Key covid-19 information
  • Hygiene and safety measures
  • Travel advice 
  • Latest communications to students