Every year students from all around the world join us for a unique and special experience. The quality of our academic programme, our international campus, our stunning location and the travel opportunities are cited as being influential factors.
The University of Edinburgh founded in 1583 is one of the UK's oldest and most prestigious universities. Over the last four centuries, we have built an enviable reputation for excellence in both research and teaching, attracting some of the world's leading thinkers to work and study here. The University is located in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Some Key facts and figures:
. Over 26,400 students with over 7,000 international students from more than 132 countries
. A member of the Russell Group which is the UK's Ivy League
. Scotland's leading research university (UK
Government's Research Assessment Exercise, 2008)
. Over 200 student societies and sports clubs
. Famous alumni include Charles Darwin (Naturalist), David Hume
(Philosopher), Joseph Lister (Surgeon), Robert Louis Stevenson
(Writer), Ian Rankin (Writer), Piers Sellers (NASA Astronaut)
Courses Highly demanded by students
. Informatics and Computing Sciences
. Bioscience and Biomedical Science
. Electronic and Electrical Engineering
. Sustainable Energies and Carbon Management
Location & Facilities
Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan capital city, with national museums, theatres and galleries to rival the best in Europe. At the same time, it is small enough to explore on foot and with a population of 468,000 is not overwhelming. New students soon feel at home in the city which, in a recent national survey, was voted the "friendliest city in the UK".
Most full year and many part year visiting students are guaranteed University housing as long as you comply with the deadlines. There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from close to the main campus including self-catering flats and halls of residence with a full meal plan.
The University has a number of support services to help and support you during your time in Edinburgh:
. The University Health Centre- many international students are entitled to free or subsidised treatment on the NHS (National Health Service
. Student Counselling Service- Our free, confidential counselling service provides professional short-term help for any personal concerns, study-related or not
. The Advice Place- Our drop-in advice centre, offers free, confidential and independent advice on a range of issues
. Immigration Clinic- Our trained immigration advisers offer advice on visa applications and an appointments system the visa extension service, should you need to extend your stay in the UK.
. Disability Office- Our Disability office works to create an environment that helps disabled students participate fully in the mainstream of University life
. Careers Service-We are only a handful of UK Universities to receive a Matrix Award for Excellence for our Careers Service. The service offers advice, guidance and careers information for all students and our recent graduates.
List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
Schools within the College of Humanities and Social Science:
. The School of Arts, Culture and Environment
. The Business School
. The School of Divinity
. The School of Economics
. The School of Health in Social Science
. The School of History, Classics and Archaeology
. The School of Law
. The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
. The Moray House School of Education
. The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
. The School of Social and Political Science
Schools within the College of Science and Engineering:
Collaborative Optical Spectroscopy Micromanipulation & Imaging Centre (COSMIC)
Communication Interface Research, Ctre for (CCIR)
Contaminated Land Assessment and Remediation Research Centre (CLARRC)
Edinburgh Centre for Bioinformatics (ECB)
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)
Edinburgh Protein Interaction Centre (EPIC)
Environmental Change & Sustainability, Centre for the Study of (CECS)
Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC)
Materials Science and Engineering, Centre for (CMSE)
National e-Science Centre (NeSC)
Neuroscience, Centre for
Reproductive Biology, Centre for
Science at Extreme Conditions, Centre for (CSEC)
Scottish Institute for Enterprise
Speech Technology Research, Centre for (CSTR)
Schools within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
. School of Biomedical Sciences
. School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
. School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
All of our scholarships have to be applied for in advance of admission.
January 2012- Study Abroad Visiting Student intake for one semester.
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