New Students

Guide for international students

Our International Arrival Guide is for all new international, visiting and exchange students starting at the University during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Settling into a new home, grappling with a new culture, and living and working through a second language is a challenge, but you are not alone. We have many services available to assist you in settling in and diving into your work, studies and life in Edinburgh.

This guide provides information on a range of topics such as preparing to come to Edinburgh, your first week at the University and settling into your life here. We have provided advice on planning your accommodation, opening a bank account, support services, staying safe and more.

Download our guide for international students