New Students

New Student Life

Being a student is about more than just your academic studies, preparing yourself for your new life as a student in Edinburgh is really important too.

Hybrid teaching

Photo of a female student working on a laptop
While physical distancing measures continue, you’ll receive your teaching via on-campus and digital learning.

Hear from Current Students

Read our student blogs and find out what you can expect from student life in Edinburgh.

Students' Association and Societies

New Scotland Country Dance Society in the Debating Hall at Teviot
As a new student, you automatically become a member of the Edinburgh University Students' Association, with access to over 280 societies.

Sport and Exercise

Firbush outdoor centre
To help you to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing, sport is a huge part of the student experience for many students at the university, making memories and life long friends.

Staying safe

staying safe
Edinburgh is a safe city with a low crime rate, but it is still important that you pay attention to your personal safety. You should be aware of the laws in the UK and Scotland while you are living here.

Campus safety (Covid-19)

We are working hard to ensure all of our buildings are accessible and safe for your arrival in September. Please familiarise yourself with the following health and safety measures which will be in place when you arrive.

Life in the City of Edinburgh

A view of Edinburgh at night
The City of Edinburgh is one of the greatest cities to live in, with so many cultural and historical attractions, beautiful scenery and places to visit, we have listed the best places to go.