Visa & International Support

The Visa and International Support offer a professional and friendly welcome to all international students while providing advice on a range of immigration matters relating to study and life in the UK. The team also provide support during and after your studies.


New students

Are you a new international student who joined us for the January 2024 intake? If so, join us for our International Welcome event!

Visa and International Support are hosting a welcome events for all new international students. Here you will have the opportunity to learn more about Edinburgh Napier University and tips to prepare yourself for your new academic career, meet fellow international students and take the first steps to embracing your university experience in Edinburgh.

The event will run online on Wednesday 6 March at 1pm (UK time). All students will be emailed with further information prior to the event. We look forward to seeing you then!

What we do

We provide specialist advice various areas such as the below:

  • Visa applications, both within the UK and outside of the UK
  • Appropriate visas for studying/right to study checks for non-UK/EEA students
  • Visas for attending graduation
  • Issuing various letters for immigration purposes (employment, visas for travelling in Europe and for attending graduation)
  • All UK visa related matters for current students, including returning students following a break in studies and dependants
  • Visas for working in the UK during and after studies
  • License Compliance & UK Visas and Immigration Audit
  • Attendance monitoring of student visa holders

We also work closely with various teams at the University such as the Admissions team to provide immigration advice to new and continuing students when they apply to study at Edinburgh Napier University.

If you have any questions for the team, please see our details in the 'Contact Us' section below.


UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

In addition to the UKCISA advice line for students, they provide up-to-date information about Brexit, immigration, fees, student support, working and living in the UK for current and prospective international students.

If you have a query about studying in the UK we recommend you have a look at the UKCISA website information first.

UKCISA - Information and Advice

Stay safe from scams

Scams and frauds are crimes in which deception is used for personal gain, usually to make money or obtain information.

With technology improving, fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated. Many types of scams and frauds exist, including phishing, rental and parcel fraud, money muling, ticket fraud, fake job scams, purchasing essays and sextortion.

By understanding the motives and signs of various scams, you can protect your personal information from scammers who may operate across international borders. Please read the Police Scotland Student Online Safety Booklet for more information and help keep yourself protected against scams.

Student Online Safety Guide Student Online Safety Guide - Simplified Chinese translation

In-sessional English Language Support

Are you a student who speaks English as your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, (etc.) language?

Do you speak English as your 1st language but are from a different educational system to the UK?

We are here to help you with your Academic English and thereby help you become more familiar with the expectations of the UK system. 

In-sessional English Language Support
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Our details

Our Team

Cat Morrison, Head of Visa and International Support
Jessica Doyle, International Support Officer
Megan Jones, International Support Officer
Harry Grierson, International Support Officer (Attendance Monitoring)
Maxine McCullough, International Support Officer (Attendance Monitoring)
Catarina Silva, Visa & International Support Assistant
Zarina Dinassylova, Visa & International Support Assistant

Contact Us

Call: +44 131 455 2272


Office: Sighthill Campus, Room 5.B.29 (Opening hours are 09:00 - 17:00)


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