New Students

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

This website is for all new students and it is where you will find all of the information and resources to help you get prepared and ready from now and as you approach your start date.  

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

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Informing new students, with key information and the essential tasks to be completed (before and when you start) to help you settle into your new university life. 

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Take those first steps with connecting to Edinburgh, to keep connected with what to expect and know how you will be able to connect with fellow new students. 

Latest Information for prospective students who have applied to study at the University of Edinburgh.

Answers to key questions in relation to Covid-19

Dates for Welcome Week 2020 and what to expect

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Information about how to get to Edinburgh and the University and how to travel around the city

Find out more about accommodation options

Information about the choices of places to live when studying

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Guidance on how to find funding, open a bank account and manage your budget

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What it is like to live and study as a new student

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List of student support services and guidance about seeking support

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Information on when and how to access health services when you start 

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Information for new postgraduate online students whose degree will be taught 100% online and never on campus.

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Advice on how you can help your new student transition successfully into university.