Online Students

On behalf of all students and staff at the University of Edinburgh, the Principal and  Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson welcomes all new online postgraduates. Watch his welcome film here.

Who is this website for?

This website is for new postgraduate students embarking on an online degree which will be taught 100% online and never on campus. 

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

Use the app to browse online events taking place for new students during Welcome Week and throughout your first year of study. 

Essential steps you must take in order to become a fully registered student on an online degree. 

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As an online student you will have remote access to one of the world's biggest academic libraries.

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It may have been a while since you last studied a degree. Our range of online courses and learning resources can help support your academic development. 

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We support our online students in the same way we do our campus students. Find out more about services which will support your personal development. 

Contact our helpline 24 hours a day and 7 days a week or access our extensive IT and computing help section on the website. 

Tips, advice and links to support and services that we hope will ease your transition into university and throughout your journey as an online student.

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You may be studying online but you are still very welcome to visit the campus in Edinburgh.