International student support

Our 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: 

  • assistance with visa applications for Tier 4 Student Visas, Dependant Visas and Visit Visas
  • offer information and provide confidential advice
  • provide online support
  • provide a range of information guides and leaflets
  • provide an airport welcome for our new students

Contact us

If you need help with your visa application or have any immigration queries, get in touch with the international support team by email at or phone on +44 (0)131 455 2272.

Drop-in sessions

We run two sessions a week during term time where you can meet with international support staff and discuss any problems you might be having. There's no need to book - just turn up.


Our international support team also offer appointments throughout the academic year, if a drop-in session doesn't suit you. Just get in touch to set one up.


Edinburgh Airport Welcome Service

Reliable, comfortable free travel from Edinburgh Airport to your accommodation in Edinburgh operating on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th January 2018 from 07:30 to 19:30 hours.

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 outwith the above dates, then please email to let us know and we can give you alternative transport advice.