The University of Edinburgh, UK

The Institution of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 as a public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is one of Scotland's four ancient universities and the English-speaking world's sixth-oldest university in continuous operation. The institution was essential in Edinburgh's development as a major intellectual centre during the Scottish Enlightenment, earning it the moniker "Athens of the North."

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's largest and most prestigious universities, and it is currently placed among the top 20 universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings. The University is divided into 22 schools, with around 6,000 international students among the 27,500 students now enrolled. Edinburgh has a high academic reputation in medicine and science, having produced significant breakthroughs and technologies like as anaesthesia, penicillin, and the telephone. The university also features the UK's oldest Department of English Literature, as well as a strong humanities programme.

Edinburgh is the UK's third-largest university endowment, trailing only Cambridge and Oxford. It earned £1,112.5 million in the fiscal year that ended on July 31, 2020, with £296.1 million coming from research grants and contracts. It comprises five main campuses in Edinburgh, including several historical and architecturally significant buildings such as those in the Old Town.

Services for International Students

The International Office in Edinburgh offers a variety of programmes and services to international students. Pre-sessional English instruction is combined with a postgraduate degree in the Integrated English for Academic Purposes programme.
The International Student Centre hosts a variety of events and serves as a focal point for international issues.


  • 13th in the Times University Guide 2022
  • 12th in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • 16th in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, we are ranked 30th.
  • In the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2021, it is ranked 38th.


All first-year students from outside Edinburgh will get a University of Edinburgh housing offer. Over 25 locations offer lodging, all of which are within a short walk or bus ride of Edinburgh's city centre. Pollock Hall, 2 kilometres from the city centre, has 1,900 catered rooms. There are en suite, ordinary, and shared rooms available. Self-catering is also provided in a variety of halls and apartments throughout the city, with each flat housing up to six students.


  • Charles Darwin (Naturalist)
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Author)
  • David Hume (Philosopher)
  • Alexander Graham Bell (Inventor of the telephone)
  • James Wilson, John Witherspoon and Benjamin Rush (Signatories of the US Declaration of Independence)
  • Chris Hoy (Triple gold medal-winning cyclist)


Edinburgh EH8 9YL, United Kingdom





International Students

Masters courses, Bachelors courses, Engineering courses, Computers courses, Science courses, Humanities courses, Business courses, BSc, BBA, MBA, MBBS, MS, BE/Btech, MIM

Famous Courses

23,200 GBP

International Fees

The following dates of the session of 2021-22 have been reported by the official academic calendar uploaded on Edinburgh University's website.

Semester 1 (20 September - 21 December, 2021)
Welcome Week,International check-in 13-17 September 2021
Semester 1 starts/ Teaching block 1 starts 20 September 2021
Teaching block 1 ends   22 October 2021
Teaching block 2 starts 25 October 2021
Graduation 27 November - 8 December 2021
Teaching block 2 ends 3 December 2021
Revision/examinations 6-13 December 2021
Examinations 13-21 December 2021
Semester 1 ends 21 December 2021
Winter teaching vacation starts 23 December 2021
Christmas Break  24 December 2021 - 4 January 2022
University reopens at 9am 5 January 2022
Winter teaching vacation ends 10 January 2022
Semester 2 (17 January -  27 May, 2022)
January Welcome  To be confirmed
Semester 2 starts / Teaching block 3 starts 17 January 2022
Teaching block 3 ends 18 February 2022
Flexible Learning Week 21 February 2022
Teaching block 4 starts 28 February 2022
Teaching block 4 ends 8 April 2022
Spring teaching vacation 11-22 April 2022
Revision 25-29 April 2022
Examinations 2 May - 27 May 2022
Semester 2 ends 27 May 2022
Summer teaching vacation starts 30 May 2022
Graduation To be confirmed
Resist Examinations To be confirmed


Accepted into a first-year undergraduate full-time degree programme at the University of Edinburgh, beginning in the academic year 2021-2022. As a 'home' student, I've been assessed for fee status. Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) received an application for a tuition fee support and maintenance loan or Student Finance Scotland.

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