Tours

Campus visit

The campus visit includes a student-led campus tour and an information session, and is ideal for those who are unable to attend an Open Day.

Our campus visits are for potential undergraduates and postgraduates from all over the world, interested in any subject. Family and friends are also welcome.

During semester time campus visits are hosted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-14:00. During July and August campus visits are offered every weekday (Monday to Friday). Available dates and times can be viewed on the booking page.

Book a campus visit

The campus visit is free to attend, but you must book your space in advance.

Book your place on a campus visit

Meeting point

You should check-in at the University Visitor Centre around ten minutes prior to your campus visit start time.

Vistor centre location

Central campus tour

The tour gives you an overview of the University of Edinburgh from someone who knows it best: one of our current students. We will take you around the George Square campus, sometimes referred to as Central, and give you an insight into what life is like as a student here.

The tour does not include visits to specific schools, departmental buildings or student accommodation, however, your guide will share their experience of studying and living in Edinburgh.

Information session

The information session is hosted by a staff member from Edinburgh Global or Student Recruitment and Admissions. This presentation covers:

  • an introduction to Scottish Higher Education
  • an overview of Edinburgh undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • the application process
  • accommodation options
  • fees and finance

You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions.

Please note that we are unable to offer detailed subject-specific information as part of this visit, and it will not include meetings with subject areas or potential supervisors. If you'd like to speak to a particular department we recommend you contact them directly in advance to see if this will be possible.

Schools and departments

Other campuses

If you intend to study a subject that is taught at our King’s Buildings campus, which houses the majority of the College of Science and Engineering, you will be prompted on the booking form to indicate you would like to add this to your visit.

At this time the campus visit does not include the Edinburgh College of Art campus, BioQuarter (Little France) or Easter Bush campuses, where the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine are located.

Our main Open Days offer the opportunity to visit all of our campuses.

Open Days

Other opportunities to visit

If you have already applied to, or are currently holding an offer from the University for an undergraduate programme, our Offer Holder Days would be the most suitable visiting option for you.

Offer Holder Days

Group Bookings

For bookings of more than 5 people please contact us directly: visits@ed.ac.uk