Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: International Students

Student wearing a face mask standing in front of a sign display

Reading Time: 5 minutes …by Mia / from the USA / studied Palaeontology and Geobiology / graduated 2023 Last month, I appeared in an episode of the BBC’s The Sky At Night about the search for alien life. Being on TV talking about my astrobiology research literally felt out of this world. How did I get here? As a […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Sandra / from Nigeria / studying Africa and International Development / Postgraduate I received my UK student visa via courier on a warm Friday afternoon in July 2021. It was one of the best moments of my life. I was over the moon with joy. I was finally certain of going to my dream […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Scarlett / from the USA / studying MA (Hons) History and Politics / 4th year At times as an international student, it can be difficult to be so far away from home. But trust me when I say it’s worth it! Now, as a third-year student I can say I’ve found a home in […]

Student accommodation hallway

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Faith / from Kenya / studying Innovation Technology and the Law (LLM) / 1st year (PG) Finding accommodation in a new city is by far one of the most challenging and confusing tasks for a student (at least it was for me). The challenge comes in when you have various options but are not […]

Monjurul in a skype cal

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Monjurul / from Bangladesh / studying MSc One Health / 2nd Year I’m a distance student at the university from Bangladesh. I joined the programme in 2019 and I’m now at the end of diploma level study. When I joined the programme, I was within a break of work for a while. Studying via […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Elsa / from Finland / studying Architecture / 1st year postgraduate We’re locked up, separated from our lives, our people, our habits and essentially our support system. Despite this shock to our norm, the world still needs to continue. Time still ticks by and therefore we still have responsibilities and deadlines we need to […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Elsa / from Finland / studying Architecture / 1st year postgraduate Do you need to think twice when someone asks, “where’s home?” Is answering “where are you from” not as straight forward as it should be? You’re not alone my fellow international students. Here is a short, but sweet, relatable ten-point checklist: One: You […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Jana / from Germany / studied at The University of Edinburgh on exchange as part of ERASMUS+ Internationality and the University of Edinburgh – these two go hand in hand. An idea that caught me right when I typed Edinburgh University into my web search for the first time that has now turned into […]


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