International Student Advice

Our International Student Advice Office (ISA) 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.

ISA 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 advisor

Our advisor is 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 Louise.

Our location

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

Opening hours

ISA is open:
Monday and Friday: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm, and 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm


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.