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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.


Location

Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city that offers a unique living and learning experience. One of the most vibrant cities in Europe, Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Edinburgh also regularly receives high satisfaction ratings for safety and security in the International Student Barometer survey. This cosmopolitan, safe and welcoming atmosphere encourages international students to feel at home quickly.

The University is located at the very heart of the city, which ensures that our campus and our students are an integral part of everything that is going on.

Visit our website for more information: www.ed.ac.uk/about

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Accommodation

Accommodation is more than just a place to live. We recognise how important it is to provide an environment in which you can thrive. Moving away from home for the first time should be exciting but it can be daunting too. We know it’s vital to make that transition as easy as possible for you and we are committed to doing just that.

We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all first-year undergraduate students from outside the city of Edinburgh, who are studying for the full academic year and who apply by the deadline. We aim to do the same for most students studying for part of the year.

Visit our website for more information: www.ed.ac.uk/accommodation-services

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Student life

The friends you meet, places you discover and experiences you share contribute as much to your university life as your formal degree certificate at the end of it all. Your social calendar at Edinburgh can be as packed with activities as you want it to be.

You'll enjoy:

  • access to more than 260 student societies covering all areas of interest across sport, music, drama and the arts
  • superb sport and exercise facilities, ranked among the best in the UK
  • access to more than 65 different sport clubs, including everything from fencing to skydiving, horse riding to ice hockey

All year round, Edinburgh is a cultural hub attracting the best in film, music, art and entertainment to its many cinemas, galleries, theatres, gig venues and concert halls. And, of course, the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival and the accompanying Edinburgh Festival Fringe deliver a billing of international acts in comedy, theatre, music and dance that attracts visitors in their thousands every summer.

 Visit our website for more information: www.ed.ac.uk/studying

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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 2012, QS World University Ranking 2013/2014)
  • We are currently 17th in the QS World University Ranking. (2013/2014)
  • 95% of our graduates go into employment or further study. (HESA Destination of Higher Education Leavers Survey 2010/2011)
  • We are one of the top 10 sporting universities in the UK. (BUCS University Sport Table 2011/2012)
  • Two-thirds of the world's nationalities study here. (Annual Review 2010/2011)
  • 96% of our departments produce world-leading research. (The UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008)
  • We have invested £80 million to maintain and enhance our teaching and learning spaces. (2007-2012)

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International Office
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9JT

t: +44 (0)131 650 4296

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Contact Info

International Office
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9JT

t: +44 (0)131 650 4296

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