IFSA: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at the University of Edinburgh! Whether you're drawn to Edinburgh to study literature where J.K. Rowling wrote or to pursue philosophy at the university where David Hume studied, you are sure to fin... read more

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Based on 19 Reviews
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Past Review Great Trip
Yes. I mostly learned independence and how to live in a thriving city. - Rider University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
What I've learned is that we should risk and get out of our comfort zones in order to grow. This year has been full of challenges, adventures and best memories! - Northeastern University View Entire Review
I didn't expect to be faced with so many cultural differences in a country that speaks my language, but I'm glad for it. 100% a worthwhile experience. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained a greater appreciation of my own judgements and opinions but gained a much broader perspective of those around me or have never met before. It was definitely worthwhile. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
People are similar everywhere, but culture plays a really important part in the personalities of the people you meet. There is always something else to see. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I think the greatest thing I gained from study abroad is learning how to really be comfortable with myself and and to be comfortable with being independent. I didn't know anyone on my abroad program or in Scotland before I went there, and I found it very revealing to be so on my own. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My semester in Edinburgh was definitely worthwhile. Edinburgh is a great location for a semester abroad. I gained an appreciation for Scottish history and culture, a heightened sense of independence, and some incredible experiences traveling around the UK and Europe. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a great deal about myself and my own abilities. The independence was invigorating, and every day was a learning experience. I messed up a few times, but I was always able to recover quickly and adapt. I would do it all over again, if I could. Can I? Is that an option? - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned that I am capable of adjusting to many different experiences and that there are so many things in this world I want to explore. It was the best semester of my life, and it was definitely worthwhile. - Providence College View Entire Review
It was very worth while. I was able to gain a lot of confidence in my self and learned a lot about the world around me - Austin College View Entire Review
I saw the world and now I'm all cultured and shit - Fordham University View Entire Review
Yes, loved the activities, night life, and food - Trinity University View Entire Review
i learned from it but i probably will never return to the UK again. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh
I became much more self-reliant and independent. It was overwhelmingly worthwhile. I created many friendships, two of which will be lifelong. I travelled to many places, saw so many things I had only seen in pictures. - Skidmore College View Entire Review
So worthwhile, it was the best decision I have ever made - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
Yes it was completely and utterly worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to be more self-reliant and to not be afraid to ask questions. Asking if it was worthwhile isn't an issue. If I had the chance I would do it all over again. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
I did not think so initially. It seemed to easy. As time went on, I grew more irritable. Things were more complicated than they seemed. I adapted and things got better.I became more comfortable with anomalies and discomfort. My experience abroad was worthwhile. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Overall I absolutely loved my study abroad experience, mainly because I love to travel. I'm really glad I finally got to experience the UK academic system first hand because I hear a lot about it from friends who are permanent students there. However, I was not that impressed with the Informatics department at the University of ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained an understanding of other cultures and of my personality - Fordham University View Entire Review
I loved my time abroad, don't get me wrong. I think I would have enjoyed my time more if I wouldn't have done the Parliamentary Internship. And as much as I love rain, constant rain for 5 months really can get to you. My experience was certainly worthwhile, and I loved it a lot. As an adventurous outdoorsy type, if I could turn ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Great
Yes - Fordham University View Entire Review
Totally worthwhile--I learned a lot about myself academically and socially. I became way more independent and learned how to be a savvy traveler. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Studying abroad was extremely worthwhile for me. I became more culturally and politically aware. This increased awareness and sensitivity to different perspectives helped me to decide what my career goals were, which changed my future plans dramatically. I found my focus and passion for environmental justice while abroad and ... - University of Nebraska- Lincoln View Entire Review
It was the best four months of my life. I gained more independence and made amazing international friends. I would love to go back and live in Scotland long term. - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at the University of Edinburgh! Whether you're drawn to Edinburgh to study literature where J.K. Rowling wrote or to pursue philosophy at the university where David Hume studied, you are sure to find inspiration in the hallowed halls of the university and the cobbled streets of the city.

What the University of Edinburgh has to offer

•A renowned university founded in 1583 in a glorious city dominated by Edinburgh Castle

•A member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League

•Known for academic excellence and as an international research center

•The third largest library in the U.K.

•University facilities include cafeterias, shops, bars and entertainment venues

•More than 200 societies and 60 sports clubs

•The largest student orientation in the country, Freshers' Week

•Excellent computer support across all disciplines

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Celtic Languages, Literature
  • British Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Earth Science
  • Archeology
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Health Professions
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Practical Nursing
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Accounting
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

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Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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