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 4.1
Based on 45 Reviews
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I learned the value of understanding other cultures, the different ways that other universities teach and other students in other countries learn and study, and how different my experience as a student could be at another school. I got to travel to so many places I wouldn't have been able to. It was incredibly worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and the world. I would do it again in a heart beat. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
My first time leaving the states, Edinburgh was an incredible experience I will never forget. The proximity of Edinburgh to London also allowed easy travel. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying in Edinburgh for the year was the best decision I've made in my college career. I absolutely loved the city, the university, and the people. I learned how to be more independent, from cooking for myself to traveling alone to figuring out how to manage my own coursework and studying. Leaving Edinburgh was incredibly hard... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Edinburgh provided an amazing experience, forcing me to be an 'adult.' I lived, studied, and traveled abroad for 5 months. Although scary and daunting at times, study abroad made me more confident, made me more comfortable spending time alone, etc. Plus you meet some pretty great people, as well. - Colby College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
That I want to do a post-grad program at Edinburgh Uni! - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review Fun In Edinburgh
I learned that I am more independent than I thought I would be. I also learned that I cannot live somewhere that is cold for the majority of the year. But, in the end it was worthwhile. I got to meet some amazing people. had some fun adventures, and got the chance to travel throughout Europe. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Best five months of my life! During my semester abroad, I became more independent, learned about Scottish culture, and made incredible friends that I'm sure I'll keep for the rest of my life. I fell in love with Scotland and the city of Edinburgh. I also loved traveling around Europe during breaks from school. Still, I was un... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My favorite aspect of the program was the ability to experience a vastly different learning environment from Middlebury, in addition to immersion in the Scottish culture. It's truly a wonderful country. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
I gained a great deal of things: the learning experience of living on my own, the academic and cultural lessons from the university and the local towns, the opportunity to travel to Europe in general, the great deal of friends of different cultures, and the chance to learn more about myself. Definitely worth every effort, penn... - Stevens Institute of Technology View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
Very worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I LOVE EDINBURGH. It is my favorite city right now. Every square inch is beautiful. It's fun and has a wide variety of old and young. I loved wandering around. I also loved getting into a new university system. - Barnard College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Scotland is full of warm people, and the international atmosphere of Edinburgh makes for vibrant culture. I learned the need to self-motivate integration into the social scene, and (relatedly) to spend time with myself in a busy city setting. It was very, very worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worth while. I made many friends who I still chat with on facebook and was able to do the activities I do here at Midd. I liked seeing a new place and I wish I had spent more time out seeing things because there is so much to do in Edinburgh. I learned that I like Scotland and want to go back. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The most worthwhile thing for me was the experience of living on my own in a city, in a flat rather than a dorm. That was a valuable lesson in independence, and I definitely think it was worthwhile. I also appreciated this program because it was so different from my home college. It was good to experience a different kind of uni... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
While the academics and knowledge are there, I learned the most about myself. The time that I had to be away from home challenged me to become a better person and student and I greatly appreciate the opportunity that this experience gave me. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile to spend a semester in Scotland, though spending Wellesley tuition for Edinburgh education and lack of personal attention was pretty disappointing. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
Due to the fact that I only had class 3 times a week, I had to administer a way to study, travel, and have an active social life. Thus, in its own way, I learned some valuable time management skills. - Baylor University View Entire Review
I got to travel a lot, cook for myself, and I learned how to really be alone. Teach through fire I guess. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Why Not?
worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
I would do it over and over again, I LOVE SCOTLAND, and I loved the long breaks which allowed me to travel. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile in a sense and not so much in others. I wish I had more support but I think the lack of it was a silver lining because it allowed a lot of time for myself and I really got to know my strengths and capabilities and forced me to confront myself in hard situations. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained valuable international experience, both in the UK and outside while making global friendships. It was also an important lesson in independence and living on your own. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
Most definitely worthwhile. Probably the best experience of my life. I learned so much about the Scottish culture and about other cultures through my friends from other European countries. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
My experiences abroad cannot be sufficiently summarized in just a few paragraphs, but I'll do my best to share the highlights. Edinburgh is such a unique place and is at a pivotal moment politically (with the September 18th Scottish independence referendum coming up). As an American abroad in the UK, I thoroughly enjoyed my time... - 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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