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  • Locations: Edinburgh, Scotland UK
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:


The University of Edinburgh is currently ranked 19th in the world in the QS ranking and our former students have been at the forefront of knowledge since the founding of the university in 1583. We're ranked fourth in the UK for research power, based on the quality and breadth of our research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
We welcome over 2000 visiting students every year. We have experience welcoming international students who come from two-thirds of the world's countries.


We're committed to high quality, innovative teaching to help you reach your full potential. As a visiting student you’ll be taught alongside fellow Edinburgh students by inspiring professors and learn from world-leading researchers. Our academic staff are leaders in their field and their research directly informs their teaching. All our students benefit from the strong research environment that informs our academic programmes.
We offer a huge variety of subjects and individual courses for visiting students. The university has over 42 different key subject areas and within these there are over 1500 courses.
For more information on Academics visit Courses & Credits

Student Life

In Edinburgh you'll join a lively, close-knit community with hundreds of student clubs and societies on offer. Meeting other students is always important to our visiting students and you will have many options available to you here to help you build up your social network, such as the buddy scheme, +240 student societies and +70 sports societies on offer.


All students who are coming from outside of the EU are guaranteed a place in University Accommodation. We have a range of university accommodation available to visiting students from catered university halls to self-catered apartments which the majority are within walking distance of the central university campus.
For more information on Housing visit University Accommodation


Edinburgh has the size of a town but the social and cultural assets of a city, making it one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations.
Edinburgh is a safe student city, with a population of 500,000. We have four universities in the city and together students make up one tenth of the population. Edinburgh is ranked the second best student city in the UK by QS Best Student Cities 2015.