University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh 


Welcome to the University of Edinburgh
Influencing the world since 1583

TUniversity of Edinburghhe University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and ranked 23rd in the QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from some 156 countries, which creates a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

Study with us
As host to more than 39,000 students, the University of Edinburgh continues to attract the world’s greatest minds. We offer a range of ways to study, from on-campus taught programmes to online part-time study. We are the largest provider of online distance learning in the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, and offer more than 40 online programmes. Our flexible and supportive online distance learning programmes are an increasingly popular choice for students looking to balance further study with professional or family commitments.

Funding opportunities
We offer academically outstanding candidates a number of postgraduate scholarships and studentships. Some are offered by the University and others by our Colleges or schools.

Teaching and research excellence
The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience. We offer more than 300 taught masters courses and 150  research areas from across our three colleges:

Our position as one of Britain’s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF rates 83% of our research activity as world-leading or internationally excellent, ranking us fourth in the UK based on the quality and breadth of our research and by far the most successful university in Scotland.

Our dynamic research culture has led to the discovery of chloroform anaesthesia and the Higgs boson particle, and had produced innovations such as Dolly the sheep – the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult somatic cell.

Supporting you and your studies
We provide a range of support services to help not only with your academic needs but also your personal needs.

You will have access to academic support throughout your time with us, including:

  • personal tutor and peer support schemes
  • access to one of the largest and most important academic libraries in the world, open 24/7
  • access to one of the largest campus computing networks in Britain, with more than 3,000 computers and free wi-fi in almost 100% of our buildings.

We care about the health and wellbeing of our students and offer a number of services to ensure you are fully supported, including:

If you are an international student, the University’s International Office- Edinburgh Global provides support and assistance to all non-UK applicants and students and our English Language  Education offers assistance with English language.

Careers and employability
The University of Edinburgh is ranked 6th in the UK and 32nd  in the world for employability*.  Edinburgh graduates are also among the UK’s top earners. Our alumni earn an average salary of £49,500 within five years of leaving university*.

Our sector-leading Careers Service can help with your career choices and offers practical advice about how to progress your career goals. From online job boards and support tools to face-to-face contact with employers.

We also offer a free service to students who are looking to set up their own business through LAUNCH.ed.

* Latest Emerging Global Employability University Ranking

Edinburgh the city
Edinburgh 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.

This is Edinburgh showcases the best things to do, see and enjoy in the city.

Useful links
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Accommodation information
Edinburgh University Students’ Association
Sport and Exercise

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:
Student Recruitment and Admissions
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place

Tel +44 (0)131 650 4360
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