With our rich history, noted alumni and distinguished scholars, we have much to be proud of in our many centuries as a world-renowned university.
From Nobel laureates and Olympic champions to space explorers and prime ministers, the University of Edinburgh has been influencing history since it opened the gates to its first students in 1583.
For more than 400 years the University of Edinburgh has been changing the world.
Today, we continue to make our mark, with world-leading experts educating the pioneers of tomorrow.
Choose to study at Edinburgh and you’ll be investing in an education that will help you build a successful future.
You'll experience the very best in teaching and research. Through our hands-on and innovative approach, we'll equip you with the skills, insights and perspectives to enhance your employability and career prospects.
Our flexible degree programmes, world-class facilities and award-winning support services combine to ensure your experience at Edinburgh is exceptional and unique.
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 83% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
We're ranked in the top 10 in the UK and in the top 100 in the world for the employability of our graduates* - we invest in your future beyond the end of your programme.
Employers back our graduates
*Times Higher Education, Global Employability Ranking 2018
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We’ll work closely with you to help you:
Study support for international students
Our students travel from all over the world to study here and we aim to provide the best range and standard of accommodation possible.
Accommodation for postgraduate students is all self-catered and can be found across a range of convenient locations within easy reach of most key University buildings and Edinburgh’s city centre.
University accommodation offers:
At Edinburgh, you’ll get generous, flexible access to our state-of-the-art library, IT resources and study spaces, helping you fit study in to your busy life.
In total, our Main Library, site libraries and library storage facilities hold in excess of 1.8 million printed volumes and provide access to a host of electronic resources, including:
We have a fully integrated support service, offering physical and digital services across library, IT, learning technology, student study spaces and teaching room technologies.
The University Health Centre is an independent NHS partnership of general practitioners who rent premises from the University. It offers a full GP service to patients who live within the practice area, including students, non-students, and University staff.
The University is at the heart of the city of Edinburgh. Scotland’s inspiring capital is one of Europe’s great cultural hubs and a stimulating place to study.
We offer one of the country’s best gym and fitness programmes, with:
Our 10 gyms include our spin studio, Velo-city, the recently upgraded Katherine Grainger Rowing Gym and a 102-station cardiovascular gym, complete with network fitness.
There is an extensive, high-quality provision for free and fixed weights, including an underground vault with top-of-the-range equipment and our unique MyGym area for body conditioning.
Our clubs and societies will help you develop your interests, meet like-minded people, indulge a hobby or simply socialise.
We host an extensive range of clubs and societies here at Edinburgh. With more than 290 to choose from, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you.
Colleges, through their Quality Committees, and Schools should maintain oversight of accreditations and follow-up actions.
The University of Edinburgh is great from every aspect. I study a post-graduate course part-time (2 years) at Moray house school of education. The courses are very well organized, the professors know well their fields and trying to help us as much as possible. The course tutor is always there to answer every question and had help me in many university related issues.
Friendly environment, excellent teachers, the courses really help master students think critically and independently. My programme requires a lot of reading, review and analysing of literatures and data. As well as doing research, the ability related to this increased greatly.
I absolutely love Edinburgh University. You get to study courses outside of your degree too, which deepens your knowledge for a wide range of subjects and does not restrict your learning.