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International Student Advisors Office

Our International Student Advisors Office (ISAO) provides advice and assistance to international students based on our UK campuses. If you have any concerns or queries, our advisors will be happy to help you. They can provide a wide range of information and support, from immigration advice to welfare issues.

ISAO has close links with all academic Schools within the University across all of its campuses, and with support services such as Recruitment and Admissions (International Recruitment Section), Student Support and Accommodation, and the University Chaplaincy.

Our advisors

Our advisors are Peter Reinbold and Louise Bingham, supported by two International Student Support Assistants Pauline Cowan and Gillian Mitchell. Pauline and Gillian are your first point of contact and can be reached by email or phone. If they can’t answer your query, you can arrange a one-to-one appointment with Peter or Louise.

Our location

ISAO is based in the Hugh Nisbet Building on the Edinburgh Campus. You’ll find the office within the Student Support and Accommodation offices which are located opposite the bank.

Opening hours

ISAO is open:
Monday and Friday: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10.00am - 1.00pm, and 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Visas and immigration

Our International Student Advisors are here to help you with any aspect of applying for a visa or your queries around immigration.

Living in the UK

On these pages you will find a variety of information about living in the UK, including accessing healthcare and practical advice for students with families.