University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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Edinburgh offers a wide range of courses and you will be taught alongside students who enrolled on full degree courses in Edinburgh. We will always try to offer you a place on the courses you choose, but space may be limited in Honours level (3rd ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
Based on 29 Reviews
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May 13, 2024 Adventurous
It was very worthwhile. I got to live in a new city and also explore many other cities with new friends! I learned so much about myself through this experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 02, 2024 Throughly Enjoyable
My time abroad taught me a newfound independence. I was thrown into the fire of living "on my own": I had to cook for myself, I had to navigate public transport by myself, I had to budget. It strengthened my negotiation skills and my co-habilitation skills; yes, it was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 22, 2024 It Was A Lot Of Fun.
Yes, I learned to manage my life completely independent from my friends and family. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Not only did I have valuable academic experiences in Edinburgh, but the social and cultural experiences I had, the friends I made, and the connection to Scotland I was able to make were unforgettable. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
This experience truly was life changing for me. I had a rough sophomore year because of physical health issues, and within a week of being there, I was the happiest I have ever been. I became much more outgoing and social, and I had much more excitement. I also loved being in a city after spending my first two years in a small c... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to travel on my own! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a deeper understanding of how fortunate I was to have been given to opportunity to go abroad. I gained new experiences of a brand new continent, people, and culture, where I able to share with my entire family back home, who vicariously lived through me. As a first generation student, this is an experience I will keep f... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that there is always opportunity to explore on my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 15, 2023 Fun In Scotland
Good friends and more confidence in myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
More knowledge for/appreciation of traditional Scottish culture. Better understanding of UK society including emphasis on social class and general political viewpoints. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 29, 2022 Amazing!
You meet so many different people from so many different backgrounds and you learn so much about yourself and the world. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to be more mature and independent as there was a lot to figure out as I lived abroad. It was totally worth it! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Scottish literature & history; my courses explored a lot of questions & concepts that I have studied in the states, but applied them to a new landscape, which allowed me to learn a lot. I also grew a lot just by living in a new city in a more independent way than I am used to. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 22, 2024 Enjoyable Edinburgh
I felt like I grew a lot as an independent individual, and learned about diverse cultures. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned new things about all of life in general, and the UK specifically. Absolutely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! I definitely learned how to be more extroverted and how to connect with people from all over the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about how to live on my own and navigate an entirely new setting by myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained important life skills that have made me more independent, such as meal planning and making lots of new friends in a new place. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and who I am. You have to dig deep when you are thrown into a completely foreign environment for an extended period of time. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I had a great time at the University of Edinburgh! I learned a lot about the history and culture of Scotland, I made friends from around the world, and I got better at managing my own life (meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, keeping up with dishes, etc). - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a greater appreciation for travel and diving deep into the places I live. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to be alone and even more self-reliant. More importantly, I learned how much I value and need social interaction. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, existing in a city and figuring out how I like to spend my time. It was certainly worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile...gained new academic experience at a school entirely different from my home university (in a positive way), general life skills being more independent and living in a foreign country, and of course expanded my global worldview and international experience. I made memories that I will literally cherish for ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I found my study abroad experience extremely worthwhile. As a Political Science major, I enjoyed exploring politics from a different perspective, as well as the opportunity to talk to locals about both American and Scottish politics. Personally, I found that my study abroad experience provided me with much more confidence living... - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Edinburgh offers a wide range of courses and you will be taught alongside students who enrolled on full degree courses in Edinburgh. We will always try to offer you a place on the courses you choose, but space may be limited in Honours level (3rd year) courses in popular subject areas. If you want to take Honours courses you need to show you have prior knowledge of the subject (a minimum of 3 or 4 University courses in the subject, which you passed with good grades). Meeting these requirements does not guarantee entry to a course, but we will try and offer you a suitable alternative if space is not available.

You can apply online. In addition to your completed application we also require a personal statement, an academic reference (from a faculty member who has taught you at your home institution), and an official transcript from your home institution. Through your online account you can upload supporting documents and track the progress of your application.

Candidates are expected to have a good academic record with a good ‘B’ average (for applicants from North America this translates into a GPA of 3.0 or above).


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • English Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Business
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1583
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