New Students

Welcome to the University of Edinburgh!

There are lots of things to consider when becoming a student and this website should make it easier for you to find all of the information about how to prepare for your next step and also additional information and resources to help you get ready nearer to your start date. We look forward to welcoming you soon! 

Students in Old College walking

Discover what you can expect from student life in Edinburgh, what living in the city is like, and hear from our current students' experiences.

Find out more about accommodation options

Learn more about the University accommodation options and advice on seeking private accommodation.

Two student ambassadors showing the way

The University provides support services to help with your study, finances, health and wellbeing.

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Learn how to help the new student in your life transition into university.

First-year students in Semester 2! Tell us how you feel about your time in University so far, what three words would best describe how you feel in this moment about University?

Welcome Week includes many important and fun events and activities dedicated to helping all new students prepare and be ready to start their academic study. This is what was arranged last year.