New Students

Your Essential Top 6 Tasks

You must complete these essential Top 6 Tasks before you start and during your first week, to enable you to begin your studies with us.

All of the following tasks require some steps to be taken before you begin your studies and some to be taken after you have started. Each task is explained below with further information about how to complete each one. 

Register your University Login and log in to MyEd

Task 1
Register your University login and log into the University of Edinburgh's web portal, MyEd, to find and access online resources.

Get started on Office 365

Task 2
Set up your email, free software and personal timetable with Office 365. Most future communications from the University will go to this email, so it is important to access this account regularly, including before you start your studies.

Complete the matriculation process

Task 3
Matriculation is the process by which you officially enrol at the University. Every student needs to complete the steps, with additional steps if you are coming from outside the UK, the EU, or the EEA.

Pay your fees and prepare your finances

Task 4
Pay your tuition fees, find scholarships and funding, and prepare finances including opening your UK bank account.

Apply for and receive your University student card

Task 5
You are required to have an up-to-date University student card that you should carry with you at all times. This card serves as your official student ID, your library card and door access control card to university buildings, as well as identification to benefit from various student discounts.

Register with a local doctor and access your health services

Task 6
Register with a local doctor to access NHS healthcare as a student, arrange learning adjustments if you have a disability, and find out how the University can support your health and wellbeing.

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