International student resources

International CafÉ

Here in Edinburgh, we want to make every international student feel welcome! Through weekly sharing, chats over tea, and an optional bible study. We seek to build relationships with our international friends and to offer them the best gift we can – the gospel of Jesus Christ!

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International Churches

There are loads of churches in Edinburgh with some that do services in languages other than English- to find out what services each Church runs just click the name to go the their website.

Church name with website link
Edinburgh Chinese Christian Church
Edinburgh Japanese Church
Edinburgh Korean Grace Church
Ross Chapel Korean Church
Edinburgh Korean Church
Polish Church
Chinese Evangelical Church in Edinburgh

Living in Edinburgh

Some helpful information about the facilities and services in Edinburgh such as shopping, banks, travelling, storage, and health.

Health
Banks
Travel
Storage
ShopsChinese grocery stores
Halal stores
Polish stores

Health

You can apply for the University Health Service at http://www.health-service.ed.ac.uk/

You can only book for an appointment with the doctor once you have registered with the GP at the University. Make sure you do this in the first week of university!

If you want to be registered with a dentist then Vitality Dental and Optical is one of the closest- located inside Potterrow, Central Campus of Edinburgh University.

Banks

RBS (Edinburgh University)
61 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QP
T. 0131 226 6061

RBS (Edinburgh North Bridge)
31 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SF
T. 0131 556 2499

HSBC Bank (Edinburgh - Princes Street)
118 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AA
T. 0845 7404404

Barclays Bank (Edinburgh)
10-15 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AN
T. 03457 345345

Bank of Scotland (Head Office)
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ
T. 0845 7801801

NatWest Bank (Edinburgh)
8 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2SB
T. 0845 366 1965

Santander (Edinburgh Newington Road)
82 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QN
T. 0845 765 4321

Travel

If you will be using buses a lot then the bus pass (ridacard) could be worth considering. Be careful to compare the price of the card with the price of adult single tickets. For example, the 4 week pass only saves you money if you make more than 28 journeys.

For bus routes and ticket prices see lothian buses website.


Alternatively, if you plan to travel around the UK by train, a rail card will be very handy. Remember to choose the correct Rail Card type (the 16-25 railcard is usually the best one for students).

www.thetrainline.com/railcards

Storage

Lovespace
Tel.: 0800 802 1018

Big Yellow
Tel.: 0131 453 5769

SafeStore
Tel.: 0800 444 800

Edinburgh Self Storage
Tel.: 0131 337 7277

Shops

Asian Grocery Stores

PCY Oriental
Chinese supermarket
199, 201 Leith Walk
Closes 5PM · +44 131 554 0358

星光便利
Starlight Chinese Supermarket
25-29 Clerk St
Closes 8PM · +44 131 667 8951

Superior Oriental
Asian grocery store
84-86 S Clerk St
Closes 8PM · +44 131 667 6667

Aihua Supermarket
Chinese supermarket
36 W Crosscauseway
Closes 7PM · +44 131 662 8888

百兴行
Passion Hut Chinese Supermarket
68 Dalry Rd
Closes 9PM · +44 7402 680767

南洋亚洲华人超市,中国超市
Nanyang Chinese Supermarket
Quartermile, Lister Square, 6 - 7 Simpson Loan
Closes 7:30PM · +44 7921 854932

Nina's Mini market
Asian grocery store
18a Brougham St
Closes 10PM · +44 131 261 4792

Thai@Haymarket
Asian grocery store
39 Dalry Rd
Closes 8PM · +44 131 313 4888

Janatha Food Store
Indian grocery store
34-36 Montrose Terrace
Closes 8PM · +44 131 661 8000

Matthews Foods
Chinese supermarket
36 Inglis Green Rd
Closes 5PM · +44 131 443 8686

Hing Sing
Chinese supermarket
310 Leith Walk
Closes 6PM · +44 131 554 4333

Junction Food Store
Asian grocery store
33 Great Jct St
Closes 10PM
Maqbools Supermarket
Grocery store
36 Potterrow
Closes 9PM · +44 131 667 1778

Hut Bazar
Asian grocery store
160 - 162 Great Jct St
Closes 9PM · +44 131 554 2877

Hua Xing Chinese Supermarket
48-50 Ratcliffe Terrace
Closes 7PM · +44 131 662 9892

Edinburgh Trading Ltd
Supermarket
125 Lauriston Pl
Closes 7PM · +44 131 477 2534

星光便利
Starlight Chinese Mini Market
268-270 Gorgie Rd
Closes 6PM · +44 131 346 7998

朗御
LangYu
Chinese supermarket
Capability Scotland
Closes 6:30PM



Halal Stores

Ijaz Halal Market
Grocery store · 53 Nicolson St
+44 131 667 4375

Halal Meat
66 Gorgie Rd
+44 131 346 2244

Al Halal
Butcher shop · 42 Polwarth Cres
+44 131 221 9569

Al Medina
Grocery store · 10 Nicolson Square
+44 131 668 4704

Bismillah Food Store
Grocery store · 3 Nicolson Square
+44 131 662 4308

Maqbools Supermarket
Grocery store · 36 Potterrow
+44 131 667 1778
Continental Food
Grocery store · 368 Gorgie Rd
+44 131 346 2185

Crescent Foods
Butcher shop · 2 Strachan Rd
+44 131 332 7806

Akdeniz Mediterranean Supermarket
Grocery store · 82-90 Leith Walk
+44 131 467 3980

Rajah's Supermarket
Supermarket · 33 Albert St
+44 131 555 1619

Kebab Mahal
Indian · 7 Nicolson Square
Cult halal curry house & takeaway
+44 131 667 5214

Roti
Indian · 42 South Bridge
+44 131 557 8820

Zaza's Coffee House
Coffee shop · 21 Grassmarket
+44 131 226 5635

Elfalafel
Middle Eastern · 15 Bristo Pl
+44 131 477 2455

Beirut
Lebanese · 24 Nicolson Square
+44 131 667 9919

Kezban Mediterranean Restaurant
Mediterranean · 9-10 Commercial St
+44 131 553 1078

Laila's
Mediterranean · 63 Cockburn St
+44 131 226 5097

Hanam's
Middle Eastern · 3 Johnston Terrace
+44 131 225 1329

Polish Stores

Taste Of Poland
Grocery store
352 Leith Walk
Open ⋅ Closes 8PM

Edinburgh Supermarket Żabka Sklep
251 Leith Walk