Today, Scotland is the leading country among best destinations for educational tourism according to foreign students. Italy attracts international students with high-quality educational services, a wide range of schools and colleges, exciting cultural programs. SMAPSE offers TOP-10 prestigious universities in Scotland where international students can get high-quality and balanced higher education that will open wide career opportunitites.
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University of St Andrews
St Andrews, Fife
University of Glasgow
University of Aberdeen
University of Edinburgh
University of Strathclyde
Heriot Watt University
University of Edinburgh Napier
Robert Gordon University
University of Glasgow Caledonia
Dundee University Aberdeen
Queen Margaret University
Masselburg, East Lothian
University of Western Scotland
Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries and Ayr
University of the Highlands and Islands
Although the local education system is based on classic English postulates, Scottish educational institutions have their own characteristics:
In general, the cost of studying at universities in Scotland for foreigners and Russian students will vary from 7 to 25 thousand pounds. Getting an education here is a rather profitable investment, because the amount of financial costs will be lower than in the case of England, the USA or other European countries. The opportunity to save applies not only to educational programs, but also to renting a house or paying for residence, off-campus meals and other expenses that tourists usually have.
In Scotland, as in many other European countries, university students can combine study with work. One of the available options is to work on the campus of the university, but the places here are quickly taken apart, so we recommend you to be puzzled with the search for a job in advance. The possibility of combining some kind of activity with study largely depends on the student himself, because there will be a lot of academic workload at a Scottish university.
The conditions for admission to universities in Scotland are not much different from English, both for foreigners and for students from Russia. As in England, an application for undergraduate studies is submitted through the UCAS service, for studies in a master's program - directly through the selected faculty.
Before enrolling, all international students are advised to complete the Foundation Foundation Program or to complete the Scottish SIFP course. The process of going through preparatory programs may take 1-2 years. Also, to study in Scotland, students need to know English at a good level. If there are gaps, you need to study at a language school, where at the same time you can be trained to take the IELTS test (it is also required when entering the university).
All applicants will also need a bachelor’s diploma to enter a Scottish university magistracy. Both Russian and foreign documents are suitable for enrollment. The period of study in the master's program will be 1-2 years. FROM the applicant will also need to draw up documentation (confirmation of the first higher education, a letter of motivation and recommendations from the previous place of study) and send your application in time.
In the British educational system, HNC / HND degrees are the first stages of higher education (even before the bachelor's degree): HNC (Higher National Certificate, 1 year) and HND (Higher National Diploma, 2 years) . In the Russian understanding, this is a kind of “rank”, a practical qualification that is assigned to the student: most of the working specialties are available to students already after completing the HNC / HND courses - they can start working. Also, these programs are valuable in that they involve a huge number of internships and internships: students test all acquired knowledge in practice, graduating as qualified and already quite experienced specialists.
At Edinburgh College, HNC programs are available in a wide range of specialties and areas:
The cost of training at Edinburgh College is (price is for 1 person):
1) Preparatory courses (Introductory & Access courses (SCQF Level 6)):
2) HNC - Higher National Certificate (SCQF Level 7):