Most students will arrive in the UK by plane, although some will arrive from Europe by ferry or through the Channel Tunnel.

For further information on what to expect when you arrive in the UK and how to travel around, please check the UKCISA website.

At the airport

At the airport you will have to go through immigration (with a different queue for EEA nationals and non-EEA nationals) and then customs. Please note travellers from outside the EU who are travelling to the UK with the equivalent of €10,000 or more in any currency whether in cash, bankers draft or cheques, will have to declare this at customs (red exit).

For more information on entry and customs rules, please check the UKCISA website.

Shuttle bus

The ISAO organises a free shuttle bus service from Edinburgh Airport to the Edinburgh Campus at the start of Welcome Week in September. The shuttle bus will run on Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 of September 2018, leaving Edinburgh Airport every hour on the hour from 09.00 to 22.00.

When you arrive at Edinburgh Airport look out for the ‘Scottish Universities Welcome Desk's at UK and International arrivals. Student Ambassadors will be able to direct you to the pick-up point for the free shuttle bus – you do not need to pre-book a place for this service.

If you will be studying at the Scottish Borders Campus there will be a free shuttle bus running from the Edinburgh Campus at 2pm on Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 September. Please e-mail isao@hw.ac.uk by 31 August 2018 to book a seat on the weekend bus to Galashiels.

If you are arriving at Edinburgh Airport on any other day, or at a different time of year, the easiest way to get to the Edinburgh Campus is by taxi. There is a taxi rank at the airport and the journey is likely to cost you between £15 and £20.