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

Airport welcome service

Meet a friendly face when you arrive at Edinburgh Airport on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th January 2019 between 7.30am and 7.30pm (UK time). 

Meet our ambassadors on arrival

On arrival at Edinburgh Airport our student ambassadors will be there to direct you to a taxi/bus/tram and help you with any questions you may have. Look out for them at the International Arrivals area, they will be easily identified in their red Edinburgh Napier 'Student Ambassador' t-shirts. If you have booked accommodation, make sure you print off any information you receive and carry this in your hand luggage. 


Please note that this is NOT a free service and you will be required to pay transport costs.  If you opt to travel by taxi, this cost could be reduced for you if you were happy to share a taxi with other students going to the same location as you. Our student ambassadors will be able help you with this.

Further information

Further information regarding transport can be found on the Edinburgh Airport website.  The Airlink bus (number 100) departs from the airport every 10 minutes and takes approximately 30 minutes to get into the city centre.  A single journey would cost you £4.50 GBP.  Alternatively, you could take the Tram which departs from the airport every 8-12 minutes and takes approximately 35 minutes to get into the city centre and a single journey would cost you £6.00 GBP.


To book email