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Study in Edinburgh

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Why study in Edinburgh?

Studying in Edinburgh will allow you to live in one of the UK’s best cities. Famous for festivals, castles and whiskey, Edinburgh is a perfect destination for international students.

Edinburgh is known as a creative hotspot, especially every August as the annual Edinburgh Festival brings thousands of tourists to Scotland’s capital. However, Edinburgh is an exciting city all year round and provides students from overseas with excellent education prospects.

It’s a compact city which is easy to explore on foot, so if you choose to study an undergraduate or postgraduate program in Edinburgh you can get to know the city easily.

Universities in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is home to some of the UK’s top universities. Most of Edinburgh’s institutions have a student’s union, providing students with representation, social activities, and sports opportunities.

What to study in Edinburgh

The standard of education offered by universities in Edinburgh is regarded as high; the city’s universities offer a wide range of programs at undergraduate and graduate level open to international students.

Edinburgh’s high quality institutions attract international students from all over the world, especially those looking to work towards medical, business, engineering, and science qualifications.

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How to study in Edinburgh

As with all UK university and college applications, you would need to apply through UCAS in order to study at undergraduate level in Edinburgh. For an application to an Edinburgh institution through UCAS you would need a personal statement and a reference for your application.

Postgraduate applications for Scottish universities are usually arranged directly through a university. Always check the exact process and requirements for the university you are interested in studying at.

When your place is secured at an Edinburgh university, you’ll need to apply for your UK student visa.

Cost to study in Edinburgh

At undergraduate level, it’s free for EU students to study at Edinburgh universities. International tuition fees for those outside of the EU can be slightly cheaper than in England, ranging between £8,000-£30,000 a year; this depends on the type of subject and institution you are studying at.

At postgraduate level EU and international students need to pay the tuition fees set by the institution.

Living costs in Edinburgh aren’t as high as other places in the UK such as London — this is especially true for accommodation.

Key facts of Edinburgh

  • 59/40°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 430,000 Population
  • 10 Universities
  • UK Country