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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I learned so much about how government and politics work in another country. It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to travel- planning and logistical things like how to buy plane tickets and book hostels, how to navigate foreign public transportation, how to travel cheaply. 100% worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I had a lovely time in Edinburgh- it's a beautiful city with a lot available to students. Directly enrolling doesn't provide much structure, so study abroad students really are able to shape their own experience, for better or worse. You have to put yourself out there and join groups you're interested in or your experience will ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Living on my own in a foreign country was an interesting challenge! Being able to visit cool places and historical sites in Scotland was definitely worth it - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience was definitely worthwhile. It allowed me to explore a new corner of the world and get to know a truly magnificent city. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, confidence and spontaneity- absolutely worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
more independence, appreciation for a different approach to academia. Very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how incredibly fun exploring a new place is, and how to be myself and stand on my own, without the comforts of old friends and family. I learned more about myself, and how to build a community in a new place. It was absolutely worthwhile, I almost think going on exchange/studying abroad should be mandatory, especially ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying abroad allowed me to gain independence and it gave me the chance to see the world through a new lens. I am very thankful for my experience. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Good Experience
I learned how to manage my time and the amount of outside work that I needed to complete in order to preform well in my classes. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Scotland's an amazing country. It was extremely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and outgoing. It was very worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
i believed this was a very worthwhile experience. Going abroad gives a lot of perspective about the world around you. You will meet so many new people and those interactions will help you grow as a person. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be self sufficient, explore countries where I didn't speak the language, and how to cook for myself. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Completely! I learned how to be alone in a new country and figure things out for myself. I experienced a new - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to be independent and to be a more self-directed learner. With the big lectures and tutorial groups, I learned to stay on top of my schedule and to be more proactive in time management. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It sounds very cliche, but I definitely gained independence from this study abroad trip. Going into it I was excited but also very worried that I would feel lonely, being many miles away from my family and really anyone that I knew. I learned that it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be to make friends and put myself o... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think studying abroad is really good because it allows you to learn how to gain confidence in yourself and grow and enrich your life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The best things about my experience abroad were the connections I made with people and the experience I gained traveling. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Yay Scotland!
Yes, very worthwhile. Useful for my major as it gave me more insight into European and British politics and international law. Also just a good life experience overall, and trips while I was in Europe to Germany, Hungary, France, Switzerland, etc. were all great learning experiences. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Dynamic
SO much. How to travel, to be independent, how to deal with culture shock, cooking, etc. Yes. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
To explore the world and not get so caught up in school. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I had the most amazing time, learned to rely and trust myself, met people who were happy and made me happy, and felt free for the first time in a long time. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Being abroad is like taking a semester off from Wellesley. VERY WORTHWHILE. Still had to work but no busy work so just studying on your own. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent and crawl outside my comfort zone. Although I struggled personally during the program, I don believe it was the fault of the system, and so I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to study abroad that have not studied a second language enough for immersion programs. Edinburgh is a fanta... - 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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