Campus visit

Our campus visit includes a student-led campus tour, a supporting information video emailed prior to your attendance and tailored onward signposting to your next points of interest for your visit to Edinburgh.  

Student-led tours are ideal for visitors to the city who want to find out more about student life and our campuses. We provide tours for both the Central Campus and King’s Buildings Campus.  

Our campus visits are for potential undergraduates and postgraduates from all over the world,  interested in any subject.  The campus visit is free to attend, but you must book your space in advance.

Family and friends are also welcome, however, as we have been unable to run visits for a large part of the year and due to reduced capacity on the tours we kindly request only  one additional guest  is brought, in order to ensure there is availability for prospective students.

If you have travelled to visit us with more than one guest they are welcome to explore the university at their own pace using our self-guided audio tour. Alternatively, our university has many wonderful cafes and a beautiful local area to walk around.

 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.   

We will explore all options to avoid cancelling our tours, however there may be rare occasions where tours are cancelled at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. We are unable to accept liability for any costs incurred by visitors (e.g. travel, accommodation). You might want to consider travel insurance or flexible ticket.

Register now to attend a Campus Visit


Tours in August

The Fringe starts in August and many festival venues are based along our regular Campus Visit tour route. We are therefore unable to offer student led tours for the month of August. If you are in the city and want to look around the University we would encourage you to do this at your own pace by using our self-guided audio tour. Student Recruitment and Admissions are delivering ‘Introduction to the University of Edinburgh’ presentations and Q&A sessions throughout the month for prospective undergraduate students.

Details and registration for 'Introduction to the University of Edinburgh' presentation

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Virtual Alternatives

We also continue to offer lots of ways for you to find out more about the University, and studying with us at Edinburgh from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.


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