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Studying here

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.


Colleges & schools

We have three Academic Colleges housing 22 Schools that provide taught and research programmes to 30,000 students each year.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Science is the largest and most diverse of the three Colleges in the University with 15,000 taught students, 1,800 research students, over 900 academic staff and over 500 professional support staff. It incorporates 11 Schools:

  • Business
  • Divinity
  • Economics
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Education
  • Health in Social Science
  • History, Classics & Archaeology
  • Law
  • Literatures, Languages & Cultures
  • Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
  • Social & Political Science

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is the only conjoint medical and veterinary medical schools in the UK. It employs over 2,000 academic and support staff in four Schools:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences and Community Health
  • Molecular and Clinical Medicine
  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

College of Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering is one of the leading research and teaching centres in the world and has around 7,000 taught students, 1,500 research students, 1,200 academic staff and over 650 professional support staff. It comprises seven Schools:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering and Electronics
  • GeoSciences
  • Informatics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

You can search all the programmes from our Schools online: www.ed.ac.uk/studying

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Fees & scholarships

We have a long tradition of supporting students of all ages and social backgrounds to enter higher education. We offer a number of scholarships to international students, all of which are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Visit our website for the latest information on scholarships, funding and tuition fees: www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

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Research

The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK’s top five universities for research and our academics’ research achievements have global implications.

  • Our scientists created Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult cell.
  • We developed the first genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine.
  • We pioneered the first automated industrial assembly robot.
  • We devised technology used in today’s smartphones.

We are working towards many more historic firsts, including finding new treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and breast cancer, developing solutions to tackle climate change and improve our understanding of the ageing process.

Our research directly informs our teaching, ensuring you have access to the latest innovations in your area of interest.

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

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In your country

Our worldwide reputation for excellence in both teaching and research attracts students from all over the world. We have one of the most diverse student populations of any Scottish university with 11,000 students from over 130 different nationalities contributing to our cosmopolitan and multicultural learning environment.

We provide prospective international students with specialist advice and guidance on entry requirements, English language requirements, visas and immigration.

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

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

t: +44 (0)131 650 4296

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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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