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 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.
Our visits to you
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.
The British Council also provides advice to applicants and can help you plan your studies.
Studying at Edinburgh
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.
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.
International and Exchange Student Society
Run by student volunteers, our International and Exchange Student Society is a place where all our students can meet and socialise.
The society runs a programme of events throughout the year tailored to international students, including subsidised trips around Scotland, social evenings, parties and regular coffee gatherings.
Meet the locals
Our Go Connect scheme links international students with Edinburgh residents to help settle into University life, learn more about Scotland and enhance your experience of studying abroad. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about Scottish culture.
Clubs and societies
You’ll find more than 240 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.