Travel arrangements and arrival


Malaysia Campus students travelling to the UK or Dubai on a Go Global campus transfer will need to obtain a visa before travel.

Visa requirements for the UK

Most Go Global inter-campus transfer students will require either a student route visa or a short-term study visa (for single-semester transfers).

The first stage of applying for a student route visa is to complete the Malaysia students' CAS evidence request form.

Please note: you should not submit the form until after you have received your progression decision and a notification that your inter-campus transfer can proceed. This will normally be by early July.

Please read our information on Visas and immigration and Living in the UK. If you have any queries about visas, immigration or life in the UK, please contact the Student information desk or call +44 131 451 4015.

Visa requirements for Dubai

Students going to Dubai on a Go Global campus transfer will need to obtain a Student Residence Visa before they travel. Read the visa requirements for Dubai Campus study.

Staff in the Dubai campus Visa Office can provide assistance and support for student visas. Contact Mr Ilyas Abdul Wahab: email ( phone + 971 4 435 8628.


Student accommodation is available at our UK and Dubai campuses. The Edinburgh Campus do not guarantee on-campus accommodation availability - see below.

UK campuses accommodation

Edinburgh Campus

On-campus student accommodation may be available. We cannot guarantee an offer of on-campus accommodation so please contact the Edinburgh campus On-campus Accommodation Officer at or on +44 131 451 3385.  The Accommodation Office also provides advice and support for accessing off-campus private accommodation.

Scottish Borders Campus (Textiles and Design students)

On-campus student accommodation is available. If you have any questions, please contact the Scottish Borders Accommodation Office on or on +44 1896 892273

Dubai Campus accommodation

Check our student accommodation details including fees and terms and how to apply. Accommodation fees are paid upfront. Accommodation is based on-campus. Accommodation can also be provided off-campus at Etisalat Academy and Uninest. A transport service is available from the campus to the student accommodation (if required). If you have any questions about student accommodation please contact or call +971 4435 8700.

Tuition fees

The fees you pay depend on your fee status and whether you are applying for a first or a second year abroad.

UK campuses tuition fees

Malaysia campus students transferring to the UK campus pay the international fee minus a 20% discount.

Banking and budgeting

Read our guidance for opening a UK bank account and managing your finances while in the UK.

Dubai Campus tuition fees

Malaysia campus students transferring to the Dubai campus pay the International fee minus a 10% discount.

Academic timetable

The academic calendar lists semester dates, examinations and other key dates throughout the year.

Cultural differences and travel

Visitors to the UK

The Global Student Office is based in the Student Service Centre at the Edinburgh campus. The GSO provides advice and assistance to international students based at our UK campuses.

Starting at the UK campuses

Find out about what will happen during your few first weeks at the UK campuses, including induction and enrolment. There are also new A-Z Student Guide for Edinburgh and Scottish Borders with information about the campus such as student services.

Exploring Scotland

Skyscanner has an article on ‘10 beautiful places to visit in Edinburgh’. TripAdvisor also has an overview of Edinburgh and a Scotland Guide

Visitors to Dubai

TripAdvisor has an overview of Dubai city which outlines the main sights, places to eat and stay in Dubai, and a Dubai Guide.