School of Mathematics

Visit Us

There are a number of opportunities for prospective students to visit the School of Mathematics throughout the year.

Events and Covid-19

To see the latest event updates for prospective students, in relation to Covid-19, please see the 'Attending our events' webpage on the University's Covid-19 FAQ page.

Open Days

The entrance of the James Clark Maxwell Building

The University of Edinburgh Open Days typically take place in June, September and October each year. During the open day there will be talks about studying with the School of Mathematics, as well as on practical issues such as accommodation and making your application. You will be able to talk to lecturers and current students and find out more about studying here.

We also offer a teaching showcase on the day so you can experience our interactive teaching style.

To find out more about our open days, please see the below:

University of Edinburgh Open Days

Offer Holder Visit Days

Offer Holder Visit Days provide the opportunity for you to visit the School of Mathematics and take a closer look at what studying Mathematics at Edinburgh would be like. These days offer a different insight to University Open Days and cover many aspects of university life through a structured programme.

These scheduled visit days will also introduce you to key members of staff and current students, give you the chance to see student accommodation, and allow you to experience our Year 1 interactive teaching style. Visits typically take place between November and April.

We will send Offer Holder Visit invites on a rolling basis as offers are made to students. Invitations will be sent to students via email.


Our priority is the health and well being of our students, staff and visitors. Recognising the rapidly evolving impact of Covid-19, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel on-campus offer holder events for 2020. This affects offer holders who are currently booked onto our March and April 2020 offer holder days.

The University are working to develop an online alternative for offer holders and the University will be in touch with you soon with further information on this.

Please also see the University COVID-19 webpages, which we are updating regularly, for detailed advice and support.

Virtual Visits

If you are unable to attend one of our Offer Holder Visit Days, or live overseas, you will be invited to participate in one of our Virtual Visits. These events allow offer holders to hear more about our programmes from senior academics, and speak with current students in an online setting.

We will send Virtual Visit invites to students via email.

All participants are encouraged to find out how Collaborate works by looking at the Blackboard Collaborate Getting Started page.

Individual visits

While it's best if you can come to visit on one of the organised Visit Days, we know this is not always possible and we will do our best to accommodate you at other times – please get in touch to arrange a visit.

The main University page about visiting the University also has useful information about how to get here and where to stay, as well as maps which you could use for a self-guided tour.

Undergraduate Recruitment Team

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