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University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities. We are globally recognised for our research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study here.

Choose to study with us and you will be investing in an education that will help you build a successful future.


By train or bus

Trains come in to Edinburgh Waverley Station, and buses and coaches to the nearby St Andrews Square bus station. The University can be reached quickly by local buses from Princes Street or by taxi.

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By car

Edinburgh is well connected to the UK road and motorway network. You can visit the University by car but in some campuses parking can be limited. For more information, view our Campus maps.

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By air

Edinburgh International Airport has regular scheduled services to many UK and International destinations. You can catch an airport bus that will drop you off in the city centre or take a taxi direct to the University. For more information, visit the Edinburgh International Airport website.

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Local transport

As an urban University, you'll have no trouble finding us if you arrive in the city centre by train or bus. Student Recruitment and Admissions (SRA) is at number 57 on the east side of George Square.

Local buses

  • For the George Square campus, look for bus routes that go past Nicolson Street, Potterrow, Teviot Row or Forrest Road.
  • For the King's Buildings campus, look for bus routes going past West Mains Road or Mayfield Road.
  • For the New Royal Infirmary, look for buses that will take you to Little France or the New Royal Infirmary.
  • For Easter Bush, look for buses going to Easter Bush.
  • Lothian Buses
  • First Group buses

Visit our website for more information: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/visiting/getting-here

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Key facts & figures

  • We are consistently ranked as one of the best 50 universities in the world. (Times Higher Education World University Ranking (2016/2017). We are currently 23rd in the QS World University Ranking (2017/2018)
  • Six months after graduating, 90 per cent of our students are in employment or postgraduate study (Latest Emerging Global Employability University Ranking).
  • We are currently ranked 3rd in the top sporting universities in the UK (BUCS University Sport Table 2016/2017).
  • We're ranked 13th in the world's most international universities. Students from two-thirds of the world's countries study here (Times Higher Education: The World's Most International Universities 2017).
  • We are 4th in the UK for research power, based on the quality and breadth of our research (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014).
  • Edinburgh is ranked the second best student city in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2017).

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Edinburgh Global
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9JT

t: +44 (0)131 650 4296

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Edinburgh Global
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9JT

t: +44 (0)131 650 4296

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