New Students

January Welcome 2019

The University hosts welcome events specifically for visiting and exchange students who are joining the University in January each year.

Visiting and Exchange/Erasmus students who are joining us in January should plan to arrive on the arrival day (Wednesday, 9th January 2019) to ensure that you can attend all of the welcome events that are hosted to introduce you to the University and your programme.

Join us for a truly Scottish experience at the Taste of Scotland event on the evening that you arrive, make sure that you do not miss the compulsory academic induction/orientation talks the following morning and use that afternoon to join a campus tour and get some of your outstanding tasks completed! There is loads of time for you to get settled, to explore, to meet new people and to get involved! 

Compulsory orientation/induction talks as follows:

Students joining:

  • The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), are invited to their induction talk in McEwan Hall, Bristo Square, 10.00 - 11.30.  
  • The College of Science & Engineering (CSE), are invited to their induction talk will take place in Lecture Theatre 5, Appleton Tower, 10.00 - 10.45 (updated venue). 

Optional Student-led campus tours (Central Campus, ECA and KB Campus)

  • Central Campus: Choose between three 60 minute student-led campus tours; 13:00 - 14:00, 13:20 - 14:20 or 13:40 - 14:40. Limited spaces and students who have booked a space in advance will be prioritised on the day to join the group. BOOK A PLACE ON ONE OF THE CENTRAL CAMPUS TOURS HERE 
  • Edinburgh College of Art Campus: Students studying at ECA have an opportunity to join the ECA student-led tour from 14:00 - 15:00 - meet at the Visitor Centre, Central Campus. No booking required.
  • Kings Buildings Campus: Students studying courses at KB will have an opportunity to join a custom-built tour to show you the KB Campus and your own school-specific facilities. The student guides will meet you at the KB Stop after you arrive from Central Campus and take you on a bespoke tour. BOOK A PLACE FOR ONE OF THE KB CAMPUS TOURS HERE 

For more information in getting prepared for the transition to Scotland, we recommend looking at the following pages: 

International Students - Life in Edinburgh website 

Taste of Scotland

Edinburgh University New Scotland Country Dance Society
In association with the Students’ Association, the University of Edinburgh welcomes you to the ‘Taste of Scotland’ on Wednesday 9th January. This evening event welcomes new students joining the University of Edinburgh to become immersed into Scottish culture and learn more about Scotland.

Compulsory academic welcome sessions

Important information about the compulsory academic welcome sessions and optional extra activities organised to help you get ready for classes starting in January 2019.

Related links

Visiting Students in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Study Abroad