New Students

Set up your University WiFi

Information you need to help you set up your devices on the University WIFI.

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For all campus-based students, there is reliable and free WiFi available across the University estate, including the halls of residence.

Launch the eduroam app on your device for the quickest way to connect to University WiFi.

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University Accommodation 

Wireless network available in University accommodation

4G mobile data will provide minimum suitable connectivity, although service provision will vary by time and location. Your available data usage will depend upon the contract you have with your broadband or mobile data provider. To help guide you on what will be required, 2.5GB of data would tend to allow you to watch 3 hours of standard definition video in a day, and so 75GB per month. Your individual requirements will therefore depend upon the number of lectures, videos and content you need to access throughout the month.

How to connect to eduroam video

This how-to video explains how to easily connect to the University’s secure network eduroam before you arrive on campus. It provides information on how to use the eduroam Connection App, and how you would use ResNet. 

Video: How-To: connect to eduroam
This how-to video explains how to easily connect to the University’s secure network eduroam before you arrive on campus. It provides information on how to use the eduroam Connection App, and how you would use ResNet - our alternative network in Halls of Residence.

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

Relevant Links 

Complete your matriculation | The University of Edinburgh

New Students – IT Requirements and Support | The University of Edinburgh

Pay your fees | The University of Edinburgh

Apply for your University card | The University of Edinburgh

Register with a GP/doctor | The University of Edinburgh