The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh provides immigration and welfare advice to all non-UK students through its
International Student Advisory Service. The team assist with student and dependant visas as well as post-study work options, guiding students through the transition from their home country to life in the UK with a programme of year-round social activities.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

This institution did not take part in the TEF. Participation is voluntary. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

11,130 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • The International Student Advisory Service provides immigration advice and welfare support to all non-UK students at the university.
  • The Airport Welcome Team meets new students arriving at Edinburgh Airport at the main arrival point(s) in September each year.
  • An International Day event orientates students around the practical challenges of their first few weeks.
  • Opportunities to open bank accounts are provided on campus during Welcome Week. Those who need to register with the police will be able to do so on campus in September and October.

English Language Requirements

  • English language requirements vary between degrees.
  • The university accepts the following English language qualifications: IELTS; TOEFL-iBT; PTE; CAE; CPE; IGCSE; Trinty ISE.
  • Please refer to the university website for specific language requirements required for each course.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All new international undergraduates are guaranteed an offer of university accommodation for their first year of study.
  • All undergraduate residents are spread evenly amongst UK/EU students in university accommodation.
  • Postgraduate research students are guaranteed an offer of accommodation during all years of studying at the university.
  • Postgraduate taught students coming from outside the EU are guaranteed an offer of accommodation.
  • Students may stay in their accommodation during vacations.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 18,800 20,500
Mixed - -
Laboratory 24,600 25,100
Clinical 32,100–49,900 41,700
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.