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
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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
It was amazing, I got to meet great people and travel all over. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained lots of great friends and experienced living in a new city by myself! - University of Edinburgh View Entire Review
Past Review I Fell In Love!
Aside from an interesting art class that I would never have taken at Wellesley, I grew in my spirituality and also fell in love, so that's potentially changed the whole trajectory of my life. Totally worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Go out and explore on your own! Push yourself to try new things and meet new people, but also remember that abroad does not have to be the best semester of your college career, and you still need to take care of yourself! I met some great people, but also spent a lot of time exploring alone and learned a lot about myself. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned a lot about other cultures and experienced what it was like to live in the UK. Parts of Edinburgh are magical. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned some of British culture and a greater perspective on America's place in the world. I learned how to handle myself alone in a city, how to balance legal drinking and pub culture with academics. I improved athletically by playing a sport at the University and regularly attending the University gym. I became more comforta... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
At The University of Edinburgh, I had the opportunity to challenge myself both with unfamiliar subjects such as Cognitive Science with an Introduction to Computer Programming, and with the exposure to a different educational environment and teaching style whilst taking courses in my field of study, such as Accountancy and Soc... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile! In addition to learning a lot about Scotland's culture and history I also became much more independent and self-reliant. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to study more independently without assistance and learned how to cook. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to relax and separate my social life from my academic life. By traveling on the weekends, I learned how to be more independent. It was 100% worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
There were more self-studying at Edinburgh and it made me be more organized with my time. Further I was exposed to various part of Europe which expanded my point of view. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained a greater self confidence living and traveling by myself, especially in places where I don't speak the language. I really enjoyed getting to spend time just wandering in Edinburgh, and in other cities I visited. I learned how to adapt to new environments. - Wellesley 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
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
I learned about a new culture and a lot of history - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile and I learned to be more independent by living on my own and studying in a whole new university/city/country. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I wanted my study abroad experience to be a time of exploration and self-reflection, with less focus on academics than I have at home. I only had three classes (unless you're in the sciences, you'll likely have 3 classes max), and was pleasantly surprised when one of them ended up being my favorite class of all time. The other t... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that it is hard to put yourself out there and make new friends after feeling settled into Junior year of college. Tea and biscuits are good -- they're good for making friends and good for taking a break. I learned more about myself, and I got to hear so many people's stories. It was worthwhile for sure! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It definitely broaden my horizons and increased my confidence - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was my first real opportunity to live on my own in a city and be responsible for my own meals, shopping, well-being, etc. I gained an extraordinary amount of independence and a real passion for self-guided study. My experience abroad was completely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about independence and providing for myself. I also learned lots in all three of my classes, and from the friends I made. It was very worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence, figuring things out for myself without friends around. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I believe I mainly gained independence and a willingness to try new things through my semester abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review I Love Edinburgh
I had a great time in Edinburgh. I liked that I could direct enroll and go to a new place to study for awhile while getting credits towards my degree. It's a really valuable experience being somewhere new and having to move out of your comfort zone to meet new people and establish your little life there. - 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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