International student support

Our Visa and International Support team provides a professional and friendly welcome to all international students while providing advice on a range of immigration matters relating to study and life in the UK.

We provide: 

Visa support

Contact our Visa and International Support team to get qualified advice on the visa process, or support with immigration questions while you're here. Get in touch by email or call +44 (0)131 455 2272.


Appointments are available to you if you would like to speak to a trained immigration advisor. Email us to arrange an appointment.

Day Time Venue
Tuesdays 10am - 12noon
iPoint, Merchiston Campus
Wednesdays 11am - 1pm iPoint, Craiglockhart Campus

Drop-in sessions 

Drop in sessions are available to you if you would like to have a quick chat with an International Support Officer without arranging a specific appointment. You may be referred to an appointment slot should further advice be needed.

Day Time Venue
Tuesdays 2 - 4pm
iPoint, Merchiston Campus
Wednesdays 2 - 4pm iPoint, Craiglockhart Campus

Book our airport welcome service

Reliable, comfortable free travel from Edinburgh Airport to your accommodation in Edinburgh operating between Friday 7 and Sunday 9 September 2018 from 7.30am to 7.30pm (UK time).

To arrange for collection, please submit your request by emailing and provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number
  • Departure airport
  • Date of arrival to Edinburgh
  • Arrival time
  • Flight number
  • Accommodation address
  • Items of luggage (including carry-ons)

Please submit your request as early as possible and preferably no later than 5 days before your date of travel.

If you are arriving outside the above dates, then please email us and we can give you alternative transport advice.