The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 and currently offers over 500 first degree programmes, spread across some 100 academic disciplines. More than 20,000 undergraduate students study here and are drawn from all over the world and from a variety of backgrounds.
World renowned and well respected, a degree from the University of Edinburgh will be recognised wherever you go. The University of Edinburgh's success is not limited to Scotland, or even the UK. We have a well-deserved international reputation for excellence, as demonstrated in our partnerships with other key institutions worldwide. Many of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to spend some time studying abroad and these include student exchange agreements with universities such as CalTech, McGill University, Peking University and the National University of Singapore. Perhaps this international dimension helps explain why we have the largest proportion of international students of any Scottish university.
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city is one of the greenest and architecturally most beautiful cities in Northern Europe. Students come not only for the architecture, but for a city rich in social, cultural, and sporting facilities. The University itself hosts over 260 student societies, 65 sports clubs, 5 galleries and museums and 30 libraries.