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University of Edinburgh


Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Britain and Ireland's seven ancient universities. It is made up of three colleges-

- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science 

- College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

- College of Science and Engineering

According to the Q.S. World University Rankings 2020, The University of Edinburgh ranked in the world top 50 and placed 20th. Edinburgh University is one of the world's top universities, as it provides the best, learning, working and teaching environment with excellent facilities.  

Students will develop specialist skills, gain new insights and perspective to grow their career ahead. Edinburgh had the 14th highest entry qualification for undergraduates among U.K. universities in 2018. The UoE continues to attract the world's greatest minds. A total of 20 Nobel laureates are affiliated with the University of Edinburgh. These include winners of Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Peace, Literature and the Memorial Prize in Economic Science. Alumni include Charles Darwin, David Hume, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, among many others. The University of Edinburgh provides many ways to study, from on-campus courses or programmes to part-time online study. They are the largest provider of online learning in the Russell Group of U.K. research-intensive universities offering more than 70 online programmes.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The longest-established centre of literature education, The English Literature department in Britain was founded in 1762. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest of the three Colleges in the University of Edinburgh, providing 300 undergraduates, 200 taught postgraduate programmes and over 1,600 PhD students. It has 12 Schools, 23,650 students and 3,600 staff.

  • Business School
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Moray House School of Education
  • School of Divinity
  • School of Economics
  • School of Health in Social Science
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • School of Law
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  • School of Social and Political Science
  • The Centre for Open Learning
  • The Urban Institute

Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is one of the best medical institutions in the world. The college was rated 1st in the U.K. for medical research submitted to the clinic subject panel (hospital-based)

The medical school is ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the U.K. by The Times Good University Guide 2013. Veterinary medicine ranked 4th in the world in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 and 8th in the Q.S. World University Ranking by subject 2017. Students study at The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine can expect career opportunities worldwide. 

  • University of Edinburgh Medical School
  • Royal School of Veterinary Studies
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health

Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering is one of the largest science and engineering groupings in the U.K. The University was a key contributor to the Scottish Enlightenment and educated many scientists during the eighteenth century. It is located at the King's Building campus. It consists of many schools -

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Engineering
  • School of GeoSciences
  • School of Informatics
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Physics and Astronomy

Student accommodation University of Edinburgh

Students planning to study at the University of Edinburgh don't have to stress about the accommodation options in Edinburgh. The accommodation options in Edinburgh include Halls of residences and the Private Student Accommodation. The University of Edinburgh Accommodation or the On-campus Accommodation provides many rooms in Baird house, Holland house, and Riego Street for undergraduates. Deaconess, Richmond Place and O' shea south for postgraduates. These options can be very convenient for the students, but these are rapidly occupied since these accommodations are located within or near the campus. Students can also choose the private halls of residences since these accommodation are built in almost all the major parts of the city, including the areas which are close to the University of Edinburgh. The Private Halls of Residences in Edinburgh include a wide variety of comfortable yet cheap non-en-suites, en-suites, studios and shared flats which are inclusive of all the utility bills. iQ Elliott house, 200 Cowgate, Panmure court, Lady Nicolson Court, Meadow court, Salisbury Court, and Sugarhouse are among some of the premium private accommodation near the University of Edinburgh that the city has to offer. Furthermore, these properties are not only provides convenience but also comes with all the modern amenities.


The university has five campuses: Easter Bush Campus ( for veterinary students), Edinburgh BioQuarter (home to the Queen's Medical Research Institute), The King's Buildings Campus (a cluster of faculty buildings), Western General Hospital and The University Central. The city has an excellent transportation system; there are regular bus services from all major UK cities. There is a range of options to travel between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh University; the easiest way to do so is certainly taking the bus. Students are advised to take advantage of the 16-25 railcard for cheaper fares across the country. Edinburgh Airport is approximately eight miles west of Edinburgh city centre. The College Office for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is located at 55 George Square in the University's central area. 

Student life

About to start your student life in Edinburgh? Well, you are definitely in for one of the best phases of your lives. Edinburgh is without a doubt, one of the best cities in the world for the students since along with quality academics, it also offers quality student life. In 2017, Edinburgh was ranked as the second-best student city in the U.K. (Q.S. Best Student Cities 2017). Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) consists of the student unions and the Student Representative Council which represents students to the university and the outside world and is also responsible for over 250 student societies at the university. The union buildings include Teviot Row House, Potterrow, King's Buildings House and shops and cafes across the various campuses. The University of Edinburgh's superb sport and exercise facilities are ranked among the very best in the U.K.Students can also join students association or society to indulge in a hobby, meet like-minded people and make friends from around the world. There are over 280 societies to choose from. Students can get to know more about the clubs during the Freshers' Week Societies Fair. Students can also access to diverse library collections and comfortable study spaces.

Because the city has many happening places to offer, the student life in Edinburgh can be really lively, and students will surely have the best time in Edinburgh. Edinburgh boasts some delightful and budget-friendly restaurants, like Bella Italia, Jimmy Chung’s, for the students in the University of Edinburgh. Whistlebinkies Live Music Bar is a must place to visit if you are in a mood to have a pint, and some good live music after a long day at the University. If you are more of a clubbing person, then you can head to The Bongo Club and The liquid room. So, You don’t have to stress if you are going to be a student in the University of Edinburgh because along with quality education, the city also offers a quality student life.

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