New Students

Prepare for University

Information on useful resources and information to help you to get fully prepared and ready to start University

From July onwards, it is time to start imaging yourself as a new student to the University of Edinburgh. We are looking forward to welcoming you in September, wherever you are in the world.

As you prepare for University it can feel a bit overwhelming as you may have no idea where to start! These helpful resources will provide key information for the academic year 2020/2021, to help you get fully prepared and ready to start University.

What to do next: 

In the meantime please remember to keep an eye on your emails for further university communications. Also once you receive a student email address you may start receiving other information via your university inbox account.


Getting Started Guides

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We have a helpful collection of guides that are essential for you to read through before your first few weeks of study with us and to keep referencing during the first few weeks of term. They will provide you with all of the information that you need to get started successfully!

Essential Top 6 Tasks

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These essential 'Top 6 Tasks' must be addressed and completed by all new students either before, or when you start/arrive, to enable you to get started at the university.

'How-to' Online Information Sessions

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Thinking ahead to starting University can be daunting and you will have lots of questions. We have organised 'How-to' online information sessions that you can attend from anywhere in the world to speak to our teams and ask us any questions.