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This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/04/2017
10/04/2017 01/10/2018 05/25/2018
NOTE: Do not book travel until you are in Step 3 and have been fully enrolled in the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 3.0
Disciplines offered: Architecture (ARCH), Biology (BIOL), College of Arts and Sciences, Decision Science (DSCI), Economics (ECON), English (ENGL), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), School of Business, School of Engineering, Theology (THRS), Undergraduate Accomodations: Residence halls, Shared apartments off-campus, Shared apartments on-campus
Class Standing: Must have completed 45 units Program Advisor: Justin Berens -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: No Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:


SCOTLAND: Edinburgh

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. 


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


To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)