New Students

Apply for your University card

You are required to have an up-to-date University student card that you should carry with you at all times and you must apply for your University card in advance of starting. 

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Your university student card allows you to:

  • provide a form of student identification 
  • borrow books at the Library
  • access university buildings around campus
  • get student discounts on products and services

University card functions

Step 1 - Before you arrive - submit your photo

Upload and submit a passport-style photograph of yourself to MyEd

You will receive an email to your personal email address (the one you used to apply with) with details on how to complete this step.

Full step by step guide on how to submit your photo

Important - submitting the photo late (or not submitting it at all) will result in the card not being ready for you at the start of the semester.

There is no direct transfer of your medical records between general practices. You will need to register with a practice in Edinburgh, and they will arrange to transfer your records from your previous GP.

It is important to note that this can take some considerable time at present so if you do have an ongoing health condition please bring a summary of your condition with you and provide this to your new GP.

 

IGMM Student Card

Step 2 – When you start - receive your card 

Cards can be collected and printed at the EdHelp desk which is located at  the Main Library from Welcome Week onwards.

Main Library location

If you are an online learner, you card will be sent to the address on your Student Record (information you provided during Matriculation) 

How to apply for and receive your student card video

This video explains how to apply for your University of Edinburgh student card and how to receive your student card.

Video: How-to apply and receive your student card
This how-to video explains how to apply for your University of Edinburgh student card and how to receive your student card.

Please note: every effort has been made in producing accurate subtitles, however, there may still be some errors.