The University of Edinburgh has been changing the world for over 400 years. Established in 1583, our famous alumni include historical greats such as Joseph Black, who discovered carbon dioxide, and philosopher David Hume, whose ideas laid the foundations for contemporary thought, as well as 21st century luminaries such as Harry Potter creator J K Rowling and Sir Chris Hoy.
You will have access to academic support throughout your time with us, including:
We offer a number of services to ensure you are fully supported, including:
Our Edinburgh Global team provide support and assistance to all non-UK applicants and students.
There is a mix of catered and self-catered accommodation options for undergraduate students. We guarantee all new, single undergraduate students accommodation, and all new, single postgraduate taught students from outside the EU, as long as you meet certain conditions. For taught postgraduates from within the EU, including the UK, we make every effort to offer University accommodation. New, single postgraduate research (PhD) students from the UK, EU or outside of the EU, are guaranteed an offer of accommodation. Visit our accommodation website to find out more.
You will have access to one of the largest and most important academic libraries in the world. Open 24/7, our Main Library houses over 4 million printed volumes, 300,000 electronic books and 50,000 electronic journals. Many schools also have their own subject-specific libraries.
We have one of the largest campus computing network in Britain with more than 3,000 computers in a variety of open-access school labs.
We have a free Student Counselling Service and a University Health Centre which allows you 24 hour access to book or cancel Doctor Appointments.
The University is divided into three Colleges, which collectively host 20 schools.
Edinburgh came second in the QS Best Student Cities 2017 and is regularly voted as one of the best places to live in the world. Cobbled lanes, dramatic skylines and striking architecture combine to produce a stimulating setting. It’s a compact city with excellent transport links, and an array of galleries, parks, gardens, pubs and restaurants. And not forgetting the biggest yearly arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Visit our city web pages to find out more.
If you enjoy being active, or just want to try out a new sport, our Sports Union offers over 60 sports clubs to get involved with. We were ranked 4th in the UK for sport 2016/17 **, so it is no wonder that our Sport and Exercise is regularly voted one of Edinburgh's best fitness facilities.** British Universities and Colleges Sport
Edinburgh University Students’ Association has more than 280 societies covering a diverse range of interests, so you’re sure to find something for you. The Students’ Association also offers opportunities for volunteering in the community, so you may find yourself volunteering as a tour guide at a local heritage centre or playing football with local kids – rewarding experiences that will develop your skills and enhance your employability.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.