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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.

Edinburgh Global

Edinburgh Global is the central contact point for international students. It provides all the information and support you need when coming to Edinburgh for your studies, and also provides support for all Edinburgh students going abroad on international experiences.

You can contact Edinburgh Global for advice at any time during or after the application process.

Edinburgh Global

Contact details



33 Buccleuch Place

Post Code

Our visits to you

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 assistance

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 help with 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

Settling in

We offer an airport welcome service before the academic year starts and arrange activities to help you settle in.

Once you have received an offer to study at the University you can check online for essential information about joining us.

Student life

We organise a series of year-round social events and information sessions.

We run a week-long programme of orientation events for new students at Edinburgh, including International Day - an orientation event for non-UK students - and other ongoing induction activities.

Student life

Erasmus Student Network

The ESN Edinburgh is a social and support society for all Edinburgh University students, especially from abroad or on exchange in Edinburgh. Staffed by a volunteer student committee, the ESN runs regular activities designed to create new friendships while experiencing the best of Scotland and beyond.

Erasmus Student Network

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.