Student-led tours

Our student-led campus tours are ideal for students and their families who are unable to attend an Open Day.

Central campus tour

Who is this tour for?

This tour is designed to give you an overview of the University of Edinburgh from someone who knows it best: one of our current students.

It is suitable for potential undergraduates and postgraduates for all subjects. Family and friends are also welcome.

What does the tour include?

The tour will take you around the George Square campus, sometimes referred to as the central area. You’ll see inside the Main Library, our students’ union buildings and one of our lecture theatres (depending on availability).

The tour doesn't include any visits to schools or departmental buildings, however your guide will point out all the University buildings on the route and explain where subjects are based.

Please note that tours during August will normally be entirely outside, as many of our buildings are used as venues for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

When are the tours?

We run these tours on weekdays. Available dates can be viewed on the booking page. Tours take approximately 60 minutes.

Book online

Our tours are free but you must book to attend.

Book a student-led tour of George Square campus

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Information session and central campus tour for international students

If you are an international student you can attend one of the information sessions we hold on our central campus every Monday and Friday. 

Information sessions

Accommodation tours

Access inside our student accommodation is not normally possible, as our students live here for the majority of the year, but we have 360° virtual tours available online so that you can see what our accommodation looks like inside.

You can get more information on University accommodation on the Accommodation Services website.

Disabled access

If you have any special access requirements, please contact us in advance to discuss your needs.

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