New Students

Set up your University WiFi

Information you need to help you set up your devices on the University WiFi, plus other information on the IT requirements for starting University.

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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.

WiFi in 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.

Other IT Requirements and Support

We have put together more useful information on the IT requirements you’ll need for your studies along with some of the services available to you including how to get a free copy of Microsoft Office.

New Students - IT Requirements and Support

Relevant Links 

Complete your matriculation | 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