The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50 and placed 18th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
From Nobel laureates and Olympic champions, to space explorers and prime ministers, the University of Edinburgh has been influencing the world since we first opened our gates in 1583.
As a centre of academic excellence we aim to:
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 83% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
The University of Edinburgh is ranked in the UK’s top 10 universities and in the world’s top 100 universities for the employability of our graduates. Edinburgh graduates are also among the UK’s top earners: our alumni earn an average salary of £49,500 within five years of leaving university.
Our award-winning Careers Service can help you realise your career ambitions, and offer practical advice about how to progress your career goals.
The service offers advice, guidance and careers information for all students and our recent graduates.
Careers Service staff can also help you to work while you study or advise on volunteering opportunities.
Student Administration are responsible for providing services to all students throughout their time at the University of Edinburgh and for supporting Colleges and Schools and other student services in delivering a high quality student experience.
The Student Information Point (SIP) team is here to answer any of your questions on any aspect of student life - from matriculation to graduation.
The University of Edinburgh owns a number of properties which students may rent out as accommodation. Students may alternatively decide to move into private accommodation (whether rented or purchased), or stay in their current living arrangement if they do not live far from Edinburgh.
From catered to self-catered, corridors or flats, individual or family, the University boasts an impressive range of residences available to students. The pages below aim to highlight some of the choices you will need to think about when exploring the option of University accommodation. There is also information on accessible accommodation and moving in.
We have nine campus libraries. Each library covers different subject areas, but all hold library collections and offer study spaces and computing facilities.
Some Schools also operate their own libraries where additional resources, and sometimes study spaces, are available.
Our Main Library in George Square is one of the largest academic libraries in the world with more than 2,300 study spaces.
The University WiFi network allows you to connect your computer, or other internet enabled device (e.g. smartphone, tablet or eReader), to the University network and access the internet via one of our WiFi access points. These access points are spread right across the University campus and include the King’s Buildings campus and Easter Bush.
The University Health Centre is an independent NHS partnership of general practitioners who rent premises from the University. It offers a full GP service to patients who live within the practice area, including students, non-students, and University staff.
Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
Edinburgh is one of the UK’s leading sports universities.
Whether you are a recreational gym-user or a performance athlete going for gold, our world-class sports facilities and coaches cater for you.
We offer one of the country’s best gym and fitness programmes, with:
Our clubs and societies will help you develop your interests, meet like-minded people, indulge a hobby or simply socialise.
We host an extensive range of clubs and societies here at Edinburgh. With more than 290 to choose from, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you.
Colleges, through their Quality Committees, and Schools should maintain oversight of accreditations and follow-up actions.
The University reports annually to the Scottish Funding Council on the programmes that were accredited during the academic year by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs). Schools are responsible for the accuracy of their data on accreditation.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.