Summer in Scotland Mail

Mail call! For any length of period you’re abroad, your friends, family, and loved ones may want to send you a care package, important mail, debit or credit cards, or even cell phones if you need a replacement.

When giving out your address please ensure to include your room number and the correct postcode. If you are new to the UK, the correct format of your address is available at your Operations Assistant desk.

When you sign for your keys you will also be asked to sign to say that you are happy for staff to sign for your mail as it arrives.  Please note that we don’t accept any responsibility for mail and if you are not happy with this you should make alternative arrangements.

You will be sent an email letting you know you have a mail item to pick up, we would ask you to note that staff won’t issue items to anyone other than the named recipient and ID will be required on collection.

Residences staff do not accept mail for anyone who is not a resident of a University residence.

Below are some resources you may use and send to your family explaining the mailing process in different countries. The USPS has a great website with the Index of Countries that included postal codes, postage prices, and mailing conditions.

When shipping internationally, please make sure that your envelope or package has everything necessary to ship.

Please note, that when shipping cell phones, hefty customs taxes may be added on before you receive it. In some locations, you may have to go to the airport to pick up your package and pay the import/customs tax before collecting your mail.

Index of Countries and their postal codes, instructions

FedEx International Resource Center 

Shipping Internationally with DHL; Customs Support

Travelling after the program for an extended period? Don’t want to carry your semester’s worth of luggage around with you and pay hefty luggage overage charges? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to look into whether or not luggage shipping services fit your travel needs.

No matter how long you are abroad, you should plan ahead and try to pack light to avoid needing to ship your luggage! You will acquire plenty of souvenirs and gifts while abroad, so make sure you have space for them when you return!

Here’s a list of companies that offer shipping services:

Lugless program 

Luggage Forward 

UPS Luggage Shipping