Study Abroad at the University of Edinburgh

  • The University of Edinburgh gives students the opportunity to study abroad at one of the most distinguished research institutions in Europe.

  • Scotland is a favorite study abroad destination for students.

  • The University of Edinburgh is located in the heart of Scotland's capital city.


The University of Edinburgh, with its ancient and modern buildings, its long and storied history, and its lively student atmosphere, is a very popular choice for study abroad students. Against the backdrop of elegance and striking beauty of the city it calls home, the university hosts a population of over 20,000 students. It offers an extensive range of courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, languages, divinity studies, education, law, medicine and veterinary medicine, and music.

The College of Humanities has also devised a number of study abroad special interest programs in order to assist students in finding and selecting courses within a specialized area of academic inquiry. Examples include study programs in pre-law; Muslim-Christian studies; religious studies; and Scottish studies.

Its primary campus built around George's Square, with its views of Edinburgh Castle and the great craggy rocks of Arthur's seat, is composed of Georgian stone buildings in keeping with the history of Edinburgh's Old Town . The city is a real student town and you can move easily between your classes and life in the city within a matter of minutes.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall and spring semester: 15 credits.
  • Academic year: 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic year: April 20