University of Edinburgh - UK

Student Recruitment and Admissions,33 Buccleuch Place,Edinburgh,Scotland,EH8 9JS

Year Of Estabishment



2,500-2,999 (approx)

Acceptance Crireria

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College Address

Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

College website

College Contact

+44 131 650 1000



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No.of students

20,000-24,999 (approx)





University of Edinburgh established in year 1582. University main campus is located in an urban area of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Edinburgh is a Public university and it is one of the ancient universities in English-speaking world in Scotland. This university is internationally renowned teaching and research centre and is included in UNESCO World Heritage site.

Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked University of Edinburgh on #6 nationally and on #45 globally in year 2014. QS World Rankings has ranked the university on #5 nationally and on #17 globally in year 2014/15. Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked University of Edinburgh nationally on #6 nationally and on #36 worldwide in year 2014/15. The University has been ranked by The Guardian #20, Complete ranked on #20 and Times/Sunday Times on #22 nationally in year 2015/16.

University of Edinburgh is affiliated to Russel Group, Coimbra Group, League of European Research Universities, Universitas 21, European University Association, Universities United Kingdom and Universities Scotland. Chancellor of this university is Princess Anne, principal is Sir Timothy O?Shea and rector is Steve Morrison.


The unique selling proposition of the university is its campus as its campus is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many iconic buildings. University has its six main sites the Central Area, King?s Buildings, Pollock Halls, Little France, Easter Bush, Moray House and National Performance Centre.

The Central Area is the oldest region of this university homing Humanities, Law, Computing, Social Science, Biomedical and the university library. The King?s Building homes Science, engineering and teaching activities take place at this building. Pollock halls are for students? accommodation. Little France is home for Medical researches. Easter Bush is home for Biotechnology and Biological Sciences researches. Moray House houses Leisure Management, Sports Science and Physical Education.


University of Edinburgh has various schools and colleges, some of them are:

  • School of GeoSciences
  • School of Informatics
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Edinburgh Medical School
  • Royal School of Veterinary Studies
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
  • Moray House School of Education
  • School of Divinity
  • School of Economics
  • School of Health in Social Science
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • School of Law


University?s departments are:

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Bio Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Computer Graphics & Animation
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Education & Teaching
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Fashion
  • Healthcare
  • Humanities
  • Journalism, Media, PR & Communication
  • Law
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Music & Dance
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sports

Teaching Standards

Academic integration is the primary motive of the university?s faculty members. Regular meeting and seminars are conducted at the campus for improving and enhancing the teaching quality for the students. QS World Rankings has ranked the university on #5 nationally and on #17 globally in year 2014/15. Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked University of Edinburgh nationally on #6 nationally.


University of Edinburgh offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various subjects. University has been ranked on 12th in world for arts and humanities by Times Higher Education Ranking in year 2014-15. It has also ranked on 4th for research programs in United Kingdom by Research Excellence Framework in year 2014-15.  Some of the university?s courses are:

  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
  • Science
  • Engineering

Student Facilities

Edinburgh University Students? Association has over 250 student societies including the buildings cafes, shops, Teviot Row House, Kings Building House, the Pleasance and Potterrow. A weekly Scottish newspaper is published by university?s students, named ?The Student? which is for the students and by the student. University also has its own publication named The Journal; it is one of the largest publications in Scotland with 14,000 copies all across the city. There are over 67 sports clubs which consists of Judo, rugby, rowing and football. Students of this university have secured four medals during Olympics 2008. Edinburgh University Library has over 2.8 million volumes and it is one of the largest libraries in Scotland.


University of Edinburgh has Pollock Halls of residence for student?s accommodation. Various buildings are present at the campus for offering on campus housing some of them are:

  • Baird House
  • Grant House
  • Ewing House
  • Holland House
  • Masson House
  • Turner House
  • John Burnett House

University currently accommodates over 19,000 student?s full time.

Notable Alumni

The university has over 9 Nobel Prize winners as their alumni. Some of the notable alumni are:

  • Julius Nyerere, first President of Tanzania
  • Bhagvat Singh, former Maharaja of the princely state of Gondal
  • Arthur St. Clair, President of the Continental Congress
  • Benjamin Constant, writer and politician
  • Robin Cook, former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, statesman
  • Charles Erskine, Scottish judge and professor of Private Law
  • Brian Gill, Lord Gill, Scotland's second most senior judge
  • Charles John Guthrie, Baron Guthrie


University offers over 29 various programs of scholarship. Scholarships are provided to national and overseas students based on merits. Students must meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the scholarships.





Courses Offered

Intellectual History MSc

Masters | Full Time (1 year)


Scottish Ethnology and Archaeology MA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)


Informatics (Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour) MSc

Masters |


Neuroimaging for Research PGCert

Masters | Distance / Online (2 years)


Translation Studies MSc

Masters | Full Time (1 year)


Philosophy and Mathematics MA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)

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