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.
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.
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.
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.