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International students

As a truly global university, we offer a range of specialist services designed to make your move to Edinburgh as smooth as possible.

Meet our staff

Our staff regularly make trips abroad to attend education exhibitions and to hold a range of events for prospective applicants as well as pre-departure briefings for offer-holders.

Immigration support service

International students can receive information from the Student Immigration Service’s trained Immigration Advisers, who are available to assist with visa advice, from the initial stage of applying to study in the UK, through to graduation. They can also help with advice on bringing your family to Edinburgh or working during or after your studies.

Advice in your country

We work with a network of agents that can guide you through the application process and advise on immigration matters.

Our agents

The British Council also provides advice to applicants and can help you plan your studies.

The British Council

Studying at Edinburgh

Photo of international students at the University Labyrinth

Clubs and societies

You’ll find more than 320 societies catering for a multitude of interests at the University.

Among these are a number of international and multicultural societies, which not only offer support in settling in to a new environment but can also help you to locate students from your home country.

International student societies


Social media

Follow the Global student Instagram channel for student welcome, global community stories and international opportunities.

Instagram: University of Edinburgh - Global

Related links

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements for international students

Scholarships and funding for international students