The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious universities. We are globally recognised for our research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world's leading thinkers to work and study here.
Founded in 1583 and located in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, the University of Edinburgh is a research-led University. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework Edinburgh was ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for the quality of its research. The QS World Rankings 2019 rated the University of Edinburgh 18th in the world, 5th in the UK and 6th in Europe.
The University has around 500 undergraduate degree programmes, more than 300 taught masters courses and 130 research areas covering a wide range of academic disciplines.
As a student at Edinburgh you will be joining a vibrant community of over 41,000 students. We have one of the most diverse populations of any Scottish university with over 18,000 international students from more than 156 different nations contributing to our cosmopolitan and multicultural learning environment.