International Student Advice (Global Student Office)

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

GSO 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 Wellbeing Services, and the University Chaplaincy.

Our Team

GSO has two Global Student Advisers and three Global Student Assistants who can provide you with support and advice.  You can attend one of our daily drop-in sessions to talk with a Global Student Assistant.  If you query is more complex, a one-to-one appointment with a Global Student Adviser will be arranged.

Our location

GSO is based in the Student Service Centre (SSC) in the Hugh Nisbet Building on the Edinburgh Campus. You'll find the office within the Student Service Centre.

Opening hours

The Student Service Centre is open 09:30 to 16:00 during semester time.  Please call in to find out the current drop-in sessions for the Global Student Office.

Visas and immigration

Our Global 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.