We've been educating students at the University of Edinburgh for more than 400 years, developing and evolving to meet their changing needs and expectations. The achievements of our past are strong building blocks for your future.
At the University of Edinburgh, we are committed to providing you with the very best educational experience you could possibly have. That commitment is reflected in our exceptional staff and facilities, our unique history, our cutting-edge research, our location in Scotland's vibrant capital, and the diverse range of other students you'll meet here.
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, such as our work with Stanford University on Informatics. Many of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to spend some time studying abroad. Perhaps this international dimension helps explain why we have the largest proportion of international students of any Scottish university.
The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583, making it one of Scotland's ancient universities. The University offers over 600 first degree programmes, which includes over 300 joint degree combinations, spread across some 100 academic disciplines. More than 22,000 students study here, from all over the world and from a variety of backgrounds. The University has 22 Schools in three Colleges: Humanities & Social Science, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, and Science & Engineering.
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, is one of the greenest and architecturally most beautiful cities in Northern Europe
They come not only for the architecture, but for a city rich in social, cultural, learning and sporting facilities. Each year the city plays host to internationally renowned events such as the Edinburgh International Arts, Fringe, Film, TV and Science Festivals.