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The University of Edinburgh

Address: Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Description The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is one of the oldest universities in Scotland. It has been preparing highly qualified specialists since 1583. Initially, the school accepted only children of British aristocratic families. In the 18th century, the University opened doors for foreign applicants. Today, the University of Edinburgh is chosen by many guests from Great Britain and Scotland. The contingent of the university totals 31000 students from 120 countries.

The institution attracts foreign students with high quality of educational services, excellent level of service, teaching, reputation and rating. University of Edinburgh is one of TOP-20 universities in the world. Certain areas and faculties are considered the best in Scotland. This applies primarily to the humanities and art.

World rankings - QS, The Times, Academic Ranking of World Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University - for the last 2 years have included the University of Edinburgh in TOP-30 universities in the world. 

The university is located in the center of Edinburgh: the inspiring capital of Scotland is one of the great cultural centers in Europe.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The University of Edinburgh

Program name
07.09.2015 -10.06.2016 05.01.2015 -18.12.2015 06.04.2015 -18.12.2015
from 4 000 £ / term

Brief information. Language courses for foreign students wishing to study at the undergraduate and graduate programs at Edinburgh University.

About the program. The language program of the academic profile includes theoretical and practical exercises. On the first students learn grammar, vocabulary. Practical interactive sessions in the form of discussions, work in mini-groups, debate contribute to the development of communication skills, fluency and clarity of speech, allow you to work out pronunciation.

Students age: 17+

Start dates: September, January, April.

Requirements for enrollment: English В1-В2.

The result of the training: improvement of English, acquisition of skills necessary for the successful delivery of IELTS, familiarity with the methodology for completing examination assignments.

07.09.2015 -10.06.2016 05.01.2015 -18.12.2015
from 5 085 £ / term

Short information. Preparatory profile program for undergraduate students.

About the program. The university offers two preparatory programs:

  • for those wishing to enter public and humanitarian programs;
  • for entrants of the Faculties of Sciences, Engineering.

The course provides theoretical preparation of students in core subjects. Also the program includes a language module. Students study academic English: they improve their knowledge of grammar, get acquainted with thematic vocabulary, practice oral and written assignments.

Students age: 17+

Start dates: September, January

Requirements for admission : Intermediate level of English.

Learning outcomes: development of language, academic skills, filling knowledge gaps in subject areas, adaptation to university environment, with successful completion of the course - guarantee of enrollment in the undergraduate program .

Cost: 15250 GBP.

Short information. Higher education without narrow specialization within a specific academic direction.

About the program. Three-year program of training specialists in the field:

  • theology;
  • social sciences;
  • engineering,
  • music;
  • natural sciences;
  • Humanities,
  • veterinary medicine;
  • medicine;
  • Rights.
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Students receive fundamental theoretical knowledge in the chosen field of science, develop practical skills necessary for the implementation of their professional activities.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: September.

Requirements for admission: IELTS 7.0 (for most specialties, 6.5 in some departments), certificate (EB, A-level, IB,) GCSE-C.

The result of training: a bachelor's degree, a large career prospects in the chosen field of activity.

Cost: from 15250 GBP.

Short information. Postgraduate program, distinguished by practical orientation and narrow academic specialization.

About the program. Master's programs in the field of medical, natural, humanitarian, public, exact sciences, engineering, and art provide for high-quality practical training of students for future research, scientific, pedagogical activities. Theoretical modules of courses differ intensity and specialization. Only profile disciplines are offered for study. Practical modules provide for the implementation of projects, research, internship.

Students age: 21+

Start dates: September

Requirements for admission: IELTS 7,0 (minimum result is 6,0 for each skill), bachelor's degree, resume, recommendations, motivation letter, for creative specialties - portfolio.

The result of the training: a master's degree, work experience in the chosen field (acquired on probations), career prospects in Scotland, England, abroad.

] Cost:from 20,000 GBP per year

Accommodation and food

The University's housing stock is represented by 4,100 places in residences on the campus. Comfortable accommodation in the hostel is guaranteed to every undergraduate student. Residences are equipped with cozy rooms with private facilities. 1-2 person accommodation is available on a self-service basis (meals, cleaning).

Master's students are offered a choice of accommodation in residences, apartments, private apartments. In some cases, additional paid service (cleaning, integrated nutrition) is possible.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Accounting and Business (MA), Accounting and Finance (MA), Acoustics and Music Technology (BSc), Agricultural Economics (BSc), Agricultural Science (BSc), Anatomy and Development (BSc), Ancient and Medieval History (MA), Ancient History (MA), Ancient History and Classical Archeology (MA), Ancient History and Greek (MA), Ancient History and Latin (MA), Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (MA), Animation (BA), Applied Mathematics (BSc), Applied Sport Science (BSc), Arabic (MA), Arabic and Ancient Greek (MA), Arabic and Business (MA), Arabic and Economics (MA), Arabic and French (MA), Arabic and History (MA), Arabic and History of Art (MA), Arabic and Persian (MA), Arabic and Politics (MA), Arabic and Religious Studies (MA), Arabic and Social Anthropology (MA), Arabic and Spanish (MA), Archaeology and Social Anthropology (MA), Archeology (MA), Archeology and Ancient History (MA), Architectural History and Archaeology (MA), Architectural History and Heritage (MA), Architecture (BA / MA), art, Art (VA), Artificial Intelligence (BSc), Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science (BSc), Astrophysics (BSc), Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Biotechnology) (BSc), Biological Sciences (BS), Biological Sciences (Cell Biology) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Development, Regeneration and Stem Cells) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Ecology) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Evolutionary Biology) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Genetics) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Immunology) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Molecular Genetics) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Plant Science) (BSc), Biological Sciences (Zoology) (BSc), Biological Sciences with Management (3 years) BSc, Biological Sciences with Management (BSc), Biomedical Informatics (based in China) (BSc), Biomedical Sciences (BSC), BSc Data Science (Graduate Apprenticeship) (BSc), Business and Economics (MA), Business and Geography (MA), Business and Law (MA), Business Management (MA), Business with Decision Analytics (MA), Business with Enterprise and Innovation (MA), Business with Human Resource Management (MA), Business with Marketing (MA), Business with Strategic Economics (MA), Celtic (MA), Celtic and Archeology (MA), Celtic and English Language (MA), Celtic and English Literature (MA), Celtic and French (MA), Celtic and German (MA), Celtic and Linguistics (MA), Celtic and Scandinavian Studies (MA), Celtic and Scottish History (MA), Celtic and Scottish Literature (MA), Chemical Engineering (BEng), Chemical Physics (BSc), Chemistry (BS), Childhood Practice (BA), Chinese (MA), Chinese and Economics (MA), Chinese and French (MA), Chinese and German (MA), Chinese and History (MA), Chinese and Italian (MA), Chinese and Linguistics (MA), Chinese and Russian Studies (MA), Chinese and Spanish (MA), Civil Engineering (MENG), Classical and Middle East Studies (MA), Classical Archaeology and Greek (MA), Classical Archaeology and Latin (MA), Classical Studies (MA), Classics (MA), Classics and English Language (MA), Cognitive Science (BSc), Community Education (BA), Computational Physics (BSc), Computer Science (BSc), Computer Science and Management Science (BSc), Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc), Computer Science and Physics (BSc), Divinity (BD), Divinity and Classics (MA), Ecological and Environmental Sciences (BSc), Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management (BSc), Economic History (MA), Economics (MA), Economics and Accounting (MA), Economics and Mathematics (MA), Economics and Politics (MA), Economics and Sociology (MA), Economics and Statistics (MA), Economics with Environmental Studies (MA), Economics with Management Science (MA), Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (MEng), Electronics and Computer Science (MEng), Electronics and Electrical Engineering (MEng), engineering, Engineering (BEng / MEng), English and Scottish Literature (MA), English Language (MA), English Language and Literature (MA), English Literature (MA), English Literature and Classics (MA), English Literature and History (MA), Environmental Geoscience (BSc), exact sciences, Fashion (BA), Film and Television (BA), Finance and Business (MA), Fine Art (5-year program) (MA), French (MA), French and Business (MA), French and Classics (MA), French and English Language (MA), French and English Literature (MA), French and German (MA), French and History (MA), French and History of Art (MA), French and Italian (MA), French and Linguistics (MA), French and Philosophy (MA), French and Politics (MA), French and Portuguese (MA), French and Russian Studies (MA), French and Scandinavian Studies (MA), French and Scottish Literature (MA), French and Social Policy (MA), French and Spanish (MA), Geography (MA), Geography and Archeology (MA), Geography and Economics (MA), Geography and Politics (MA), Geography and Social Anthropology (MA), Geography and Social Policy (MA), Geography and Sociology (MA), Geology (BSс), Geology and Physical Geography (BS), Geophysics (MEarthPhys), Geophysics and Geology (MEarthPhys), Geophysics and Geology with Professional Placement (MEarthPhys), Geophysics and Meteorology (MEarthPhys), Geophysics and Meteorology with Professional Placement (MEarthPhys), German (MA), German and Business (MA), German and Classics (MA), German and English Language (MA), German and History (MA), German and History of Art (MA), German and Italian (MA), German and Linguistics (MA), German and Philosophy (MA), German and Politics (MA), German and Portuguese (MA), German and Russian Studies (MA), German and Scandinavian Studies (MA), German and Scottish Literature (MA), German and Social Policy (MA), German and Spanish (MA), Government, Policy and Society with Quantitative Methods (MA), Graphic Design (BA), Greek Studies (MA), Health, Science and Society (MA), History (MA), History and Archeology (MA), History and Classics (MA), History and Economics (MA), History and History of Art (MA), History and Politics (MA), History and Scottish History (MA), History of Art (MA), History of Art and Architectural History (MA), History of Art and Chinese Studies (MA), History of Art and English Literature (MA), History of Art and History of Music (MA), History of Art and Scottish Literature (MA), humanitarian sciences, Illustration (BA), Infectious Diseases (BSc), Informatics (MInf), Integrative Biomedical Sciences (based in China) (BSc), Interior Design (BA), Intermedia Art (BA), International Business (MA), International Business with Arabic (MA), International Business with Chinese (MA), International Business with French (MA), International Business with German (MA), International Business with Italian (MA), International Business with Japanese (MA), International Business with Russian (MA), International Relations (MA), International Relations and International Law (MA), International Relations with Quantitative Methods (MA), Islamic Studies (MA), Italian (MA), Italian and Business (MA), Italian and Classics (MA), Italian and English Language (MA), Italian and English Literature (MA), Italian and History (MA), Italian and History of Art (MA), Italian and Linguistics (MA), Italian and Philosophy (MA), Italian and Politics (MA), Italian and Portuguese (MA), Italian and Russian Studies (MA), Italian and Scandinavian Studies (MA), Italian and Scottish Literature (MA), Italian and Social Policy (MA), Italian and Spanish (MA), Japanese (MA), Japanese and Linguistics (MA), Jewelery and Silversmithing (BA), Landscape Architecture (MA), Latin Studies (MA), LAV (LLB), Law and Accountancy (LLB), Law and Business (LLB), Law and Celtic (LLB), Law and Economics (LLB), Law and French (LLB), Law and German (LLB), Law and History (LLB), Law and International Relations (LLB), Law and Politics (LLB), Law and Social Anthropology (LLB), Law and Social Policy (LLB), Law and Sociology (LLB), Law and Spanish (LLB), Linguistics (MA), Linguistics and English Language (MA), Linguistics and Social Anthropology (MA), Mathematical Physics (MPhys), Mathematics (MMath), Mathematics and Business (BSc), Mathematics and Music (BSc), Mathematics and Physics (BSc), Mathematics and Statistics (BSc), Mathematics with Management (BSc), Mechanical Engineering (BEng), Medical Sciences (BSC), Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (MChem), medicine, Medicine (6-year program) (MBChB), Middle Eastern Studies (MA), music, Music (In Mus), Natural science, Neuroscience (BS), Nursing Studies (BN), Oral Health Sciences (BSc), Painting (BA), Performance Costume (BA), Persian and English Literature (MA), Persian and Middle Eastern Studies (MA), Persian and Politics (MA), Persian and Social Anthropology (MA), Persian Studies (MA), Pharmacology (BSc), Philosophy (MA), Philosophy and Economics (MA), Philosophy and English Language (MA), Philosophy and English Literature (MA), Philosophy and Greek (MA), Philosophy and Linguistics (MA), Philosophy and Mathematics (MA), Philosophy and Politics (MA), Philosophy and Psychology (MA), Philosophy and Scottish Literature (MA), Philosophy and Theology (MA), Photography (BA), Physical Education (MA), Physics (MPHus), Physics with a Year Abroad (MPhys), Physics with Meteorology (MPhys), Physiology (BSc), Politics (MA), Portuguese (MA), Portuguese and Business (MA), Portuguese and English Language (MA), Portuguese and English Literature (MA), Portuguese and History (MA), Portuguese and Philosophy (MA), Portuguese and Politics (MA), Portuguese and Russian Studies (MA), Portuguese and Scandinavian Studies (MA), Portuguese and Scottish Literature (MA), Portuguese and Social Policy (MA), Product Design (BA), Psychology (BS), Psychology and Business (MA), Psychology and Economics (MA), Psychology and Linguistics (MA), Religious Studies (MA), Religious Studies and English Literature (MA), Religious Studies and Scottish Literature (MA), Reproductive Biology (BSc), right, Russian Studies (MA), Russian Studies and Classics (MA), Russian Studies and English Language (MA), Russian Studies and English Literature (MA), Russian Studies and History (MA), Russian Studies and History of Art (MA), Russian Studies and Linguistics (MA), Russian Studies and Philosophy (MA), Russian Studies and Politics (MA), Russian Studies and Scandinavian Studies (MA), Russian Studies and Scottish Literature (MA), Russian Studies and Social Policy (MA), Russian Studies and Spanish (MA), Scandinavian Studies and Classics (MA), Scandinavian Studies and English Language (MA), Scandinavian Studies and English Literature (MA), Scandinavian Studies and History (MA), Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics (MA), Scandinavian Studies and Philosophy (MA), Scandinavian Studies and Politics (MA), Scandinavian Studies and Scottish Literature (MA), Scandinavian Studies and Social Policy (MA), Scandinavian Studies and Spanish (MA), Scottish Ethnology (MA), Scottish Ethnology and Archeology (MA), Scottish Ethnology and Celtic (MA), Scottish Ethnology and English Language (MA), Scottish Ethnology and English Literature (MA), Scottish Ethnology and Scandinavian Studies (MA), Scottish Ethnology and Scottish History (MA), Scottish Ethnology and Scottish Literature (MA), Scottish Literature (MA), Scottish Literature and Classics (MA), Scottish Literature and History (MA), Scottish Literature and Scottish History (MA), Scottish Studies (MA), Sculpture (BA), Social Anthropology (MA), Social Anthropology and Politics (MA), Social Anthropology and Social Policy (MA), Social Anthropology with Development (MA), Social Policy and Economics (MA), Social Policy and Law (MA), Social Policy and Politics (MA), Social Policy and Sociology (MA), Social Studies, Social Work (BSc), sociology, Sociology (MA), Sociology and Politics (MA), Sociology and Psychology (MA), Sociology and Social Anthropology (MA), Sociology with Quantitative Methods (MA), Software Engineering (BEng), Spanish (MA), Spanish and Business (MA), Spanish and English Literature (MA), Spanish and History (MA), Spanish and History of Art (MA), Spanish and Linguistics (MA), Spanish and Philosophy (MA), Spanish and Politics (MA), Spanish and Portuguese (MA), Spanish and Scottish Literature (MA), Spanish and Social Policy (MA), Sport and Recreation Management (BSc), Structural and Fire Safety Engineering (MEng), Structural Engineering with Architecture (MEng), Sustainable Development (MA), Textiles (BA), theology, Theology (MA), Theoretical Physics (MRhys), Veterinary Medicine (5-year program) (BVM & S), Veterinary science

Events The University of Edinburgh

Student life at the university is multifaceted. On the campus all conditions for sport and creative development are created. The university regularly organizes competitions, concerts, performances, various shows. Also, students are offered master classes of applied nature. In the university there are several dozens of clubs on interests and sports sections. On weekends, off-site excursions to Scotland and Britain are available to students.

Daily routine

The standard schedule includes lectures, seminars, workshops, electives. Also, every day a certain amount of time is spent on self-studying.


  • Edinburgh University is a highly ranked university that offers a variety of educational programs. Here you can get a practice-oriented education that meets international standards. Particularly strong are the areas of art, humanities and social sciences, pedagogy, jurisprudence, management, health.
  • The University belongs to the Russell Group, is a member of the international association Universitas 21. Scientific research that takes place in the university has gained international importance.
  • Support for foreign students. They receive not only consulting and administrative, but also financial assistance, there are several scholarship programs for foreign students.
  • Diploma of the University of Edinburgh - a card pass to the world labor market. Diplomas are quoted in many countries, specialists who have received a University of Edinburgh Diploma, are really appreciated by employers from Britain and Europe.
  • Student community of Edinburgh University is one of the most active in Scotland.
  • Qualitative fundamental studying of the chosen specialization, great opportunities for physical development and sport achievements, interesting leisure.

Equipment The University of Edinburgh

The campus of the university includes educational buildings, a library, sports infrastructure, a housing stock. Also, there are recreation areas, cafes, several shops. The technical equipment is one of the most modern in Scotland. In the auditoriums, lecture halls, laboratories of the university there is all necessary equipment for solving academic problems.

Term dates and fees

Studying period: September-June.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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