University of Edinburgh

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Choose to study at Edinburgh and you’ll be investing in an education that will help you build a successful future. We are globally recognised for our research, development and innovation and we’ve provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. You'll experience the very best in teaching and research. Through our hands-on and innovative approach, we'll equip you with the skills, insights and perspectives to enhance your employability and career prospects.

Our flexible degree programmes, world-class facilities and award-winning support services combine to ensure your experience at Edinburgh is exceptional and unique. You'll also be living in a vibrant and historic capital city - regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world - with world-famous cultural festivals and the mountains and beaches of Scotland on your doorstep. We believe your choice will be rewarded in the quality of your education and student experience.

Areas of Expertise

Humanities & Social Science

Science & Engineering

Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

On Campus Housing

You are guaranteed an offer of University accommodation if: you are a new, single student at the University of Edinburgh; your online accommodation application is received by 16 August in the year of entry to University; you are UF (Unconditional Firm) on UCAS by 30 August in the year of entry to University; you reside outside the City of Edinburgh; you are studying at the University of Edinburgh for the whole academic year, starting in September. We do not guarantee to provide you with precisely the type of accommodation you might prefer but, given the great range of accommodation that we do have, we will do our best to find you something similar. See more at

Off Campus Housing

Finding somewhere to rent can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are new to the city, or even to the UK. We have compiled some helpful information on privately-rented accommodation in Edinburgh that will hopefully help you in your search. See more at If for whatever reason, and at whatever time, you are still interested in University accommodation, you can see what is currently available on our Student Homes website.

Career Planning

To be eligible to use the University of Edinburgh Careers Service you must fall into one of the following categories: matriculated students of the University of Edinburgh or graduates of the University of Edinburgh (for up to two years after graduation only). Services include career guidance, careers consultants, information services, and e-books. See more at


The University of Edinburgh’s superb sport and exercise facilities are ranked among the very best in the UK. Sport & Exercise caters to a diverse range of users from occasional exercisers to international athletes and is split into four distinct units; the Pleasance sports centre, FASIC physiotherapy, Peffermill playing fields and Firbush outdoor centre. See more at


To make the most of your time at university take part in sport or volunteer, find things to do in Edinburgh or start a charity appeal. Find listings of sports clubs, entertainment and things to do at


From Archery to Weightlifting, we have a range of clubs to get involved with. Find out more about the 63 sport clubs we offer at

Information Technology

Live statistics indicating the number of open-access computers free for use are available via a range of media. Information screens displaying live availability are located in the following buildings: Main Library Ground Floor; Appleton Tower Concourse; and JCMB Level 3. Open-access computers can be used by all matriculated students, staff and certain categories of visitors to the University of Edinburgh. Staff and students are registered automatically when they join the University. There is a charge for printing but all other facilities are free.

Special Services

The Student Disability Service is a service which supports disabled students. Our main focus is providing advice and support. We support students with dyslexia, mental health issues and students on the autistic spectrum, as well as those who have physical and sensory impairments. We also work with the rest of the University to improve access in the widest sense. Learn more at

International Involvement

The International Student Centre (ISC) is a place for all students. Whether you are returning or new, home or international, undergraduate or postgraduate, at the ISC you can meet and interact with people from all over the world. The ISC is a student-run group, which is an associate member of the Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA). Staffed by a volunteer committee, the ISC runs regular activities designed to create new friendships, experience the best of Scotland and beyond, and to make every student's time at Edinburgh an unforgettable one.

Campus Tour

Take a self-guided walking tours for a flavour of the University, the city and student life. Alternatively, our student-led campus tours are ideal for students and their families who are unable to attend an Open Day. Book a student-led tour at

Modified on July 31, 2019