University of Edinburgh
Fall/Spring Semester Program
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is situated on Scotland's East Coast on the south side of the Firth Of Forth. Home of the Scottish parliament, Edinburgh is enriched with culture, fine architecture and hosts of one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, The University of Edinburgh. The most well known attractions are Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the Holyrood Palace and The National Gallery of Scotland. With a population of 435,790 in 2005, Edinburgh is Scotland's second largest city after Glasgow.
The Univeristy of Edinburgh's primary campus built around George's Square, with its views of Edinburgh Castle and the great craggy rocks of Arthur's seat, is composed of Georgian stone buildings in keeping with the history of Edinburgh's Old Town . The city is a real student town and you can move easily between your classes and life in the city within a matter of minutes.
The University of Edinburgh, with its ancient and modern buildings, its long and storied history, and its lively student atmosphere, is a very popular choice for study abroad students. Against the backdrop of elegance and striking beauty of the city it calls home, the university hosts a population of over 20,000 students. It offers an extensive range of courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, languages, divinity studies, education, law, medicine and veterinary medicine, and music.
Edinburgh Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Courses available to study abroad students are located on the Edinburgh website:
- This URL will take you to the Visiting Student Prospectus
- Click on your appropriate period of study
- Courses are listed by school and subject
- Click on a course name to view the delivery period, normal year taken, requirements, credits, and a brief description
- Students can generally only take THREE courses at Edinburgh at 4 units each for a total of 12 units
For information on how to obtain course approval, contact the program advisor, Justin Berens
Class sizes at University of Edinburgh are generally large, and students are enrolled in courses with local students as well as other international students from all over the globe.
Students pay University of Edinburgh directly for housing fees. All students are guaranteed housing in a student residence on campus. There are self-catered (no meals) or catered (meals included) options. To view University of Edinburgh housing options and prices, click here.
For more information on accommodation options at the University of Edinburgh, visit the Accommodation website.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
Students who hold a US passport will NOT need a visa to study in Scotland for one semester. Students who hold a passport from a country other than the US should use the UK Embassy Visa and Immigration page to determine if a visa is needed prior to travel.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
CLICK HERE for more information about life as a student at the University of Edinburgh
To view the University of Edinburgh's YouTube channel, CLICK HERE