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 57 Reviews
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An understanding of how students are thinking outside of my own institution, outside of the U.S. Invaluable friendships that continue to be the source of so much happiness and support even from afar. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that I am capable of navigating a completely new space by myself. I loved living abroad and exploring a different part of the world. I also appreciated the break from the academic rigor of Wellesley, but I still found that I learned a lot in my classes. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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January 09, 2020 A Rainy Wonderful Time
I learned more about living as an independent person, especially living in a small city; there was an emphasis on exploration and discovery that I often had to do while on my own. While there were ups and downs, the experience was definitely worth while. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
While abroad, I learned about everything from living in a new country to facts about the country's history, culture, and politics. The experience was definitely worth it! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 22, 2019 Best Year Of My Life
I loved living in Scotland, it was absolutely worthwhile to spend a full year abroad - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of non-academic living skills that I don't think I would have learned at Wellesley and confidence in such a large environment to fend for myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 26, 2019 Fine
I learned a lot about myself in terms of my own mental health and interests. I'd say it was worthwhile because I was able to travel a lot, and because I loved Edinburgh. The program was just fine, but the city is amazing and I feel lucky to have been able to live there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
the content of my classes helped me narrow down my career goals and interests, so now I feel more hopeful and confident in what I might like to do in the future. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My time abroad was definitely worthwhile. I got to experience a different way of learning that taught me valuable lessons including time management and organization. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to live independently for a long period of time. I also got out of my comfort zone! It was definitely worthwhile and I look forward to going back! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The city was very different from where I study so I learned about living in a city as well as taking classes at a larger university. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned to move in a different city and to be more independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 26, 2018 Definitely Not Vermont
I learned a lot more about being independent and living alone in a large city (which I'd never done before). I feel very thankful to have had the opportunity to balance my three and a half years in rural Vermont with five months in a cosmopolitan European city. It broadened my outlook, and gives me the confidence to enter my sen... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Travel and independence. Worthwhile, yes, but I wouldn't do it again. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot of cooking and did some amazing travelling through Scotland. Definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to function largely on my own without the safety net of my support systems from home and from Wellesley. While certainly worthwhile, my own mental preparation was lacking and detracted from my experience. However, I learned a lot about myself and my priorities. As a result of my study abroad experience, I have beco... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot in my classes but I also learned how to live independently and take care of myself in a foreign country. During my time abroad, I got to travel around Scotland and to other European countries. From my travels, I have found that Scotland, and Edinburgh in particular, has such a distinct culture and vibe from citie... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Being my own person outside of Wellesley - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence. I was mortified of the idea of traveling alone and now I am pro at it. I also gained really close friendships with people from all over the world. I had never left the country before, so it was just an incredible experience that gave me a serious case of wanderlust. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got taste of what it would be like to truely live independently, as I had self-catered housing and school housing was separate from campus in the middle of the city. I gained an international perspective through talking with many of my UK flatmates that was unique from how many things are viewed in the US. I got to travel furt... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 16, 2019 Cheers Mate X
I learned how to be independent! It was my first time living not in a dorm, but an actual apartment, and cooking for myself! Very worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to cook for myself and live in a flat with other people. I also learned how to live in a city and how to make friends at a larger institution. Also, Edinburgh is a beautiful city and I really loved being able to see Arthur's Seat and the castle so often. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living in a city and dealing with other cultures. I also learned a lot about failure and how different school systems can be in different countries. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. It felt great to be in a perfect size city, it allowed me to immerse myself in a new place, meet a ton of new people, and it gave me the break I needed from Middlebury to come back and enjoy my last year here. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 05, 2018 Lots Of Fun And Friends
It was amazing, I got to meet great people and travel all over. - 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):
  • International Relations
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1583
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