University of Edinburgh Key Data

University Type Ancient university | Public University Established 1582
Location UK >> Scotland >> Edinburgh Address Old College, South Bridge, EDINBURGH
Student Number 24,525 Postcode EH8 9JU
Enrollment rates 11% International Students Ratio 13%
Male / Female Students Ratio 44:56 Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 13.8
Website Entry Requirements 487
Students Satisfaction 3.83 / 5 University Research 2.75 / 4
International Students Number Undergraduate:3310   Postgraduate:3010 Degree Completion 90.4%
Live in univeristy accommodation 29% Motto Neither recklessly nor timidly
Working hours allowed 20 hours a week; 10 hours a week if you are studying a course that is below degree level.
Good Degree 81.3 Degree Completion 90.4%
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months) Graduate Prospects 74.9%

University of Edinburgh Rankings

Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
UK Rankings 28 24 37 22 22 22
Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
UK Rankings 14 15 11 14 18 13
Year 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 11 5 13 14 8 15 6
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
World Rankings 29 27 27 24 36
Year 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 39 32 36 40


Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore. Since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the supreme courts of Scotland. The city's Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the Monarchy in Scotland. The city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering. It is the second largest financial centre in the United Kingdom (after London) and the city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.

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University of Edinburgh Scholarships

There are scholarships and grants for international students who wish to study in Britain. There is a lot of competition for a limited number of awards, but it is worthwhile applying for the ones relevant to you. You should begin your research early as some scholarships require you to apply at least a year before your degree starts.

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British Council Scholarships and Financial Support

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The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. The university played an important role in leading Edinburgh to its reputation as a chief intellectual centre during the Age of Enlightenment, and helped give the city the nickname of the Athens of the North. Edinburgh receives approximately 60,000 applications every year, making it the second most popular university in the UK by volume of applications. After St Andrews, it is the most difficult university to gain admission into in Scotland, and 9th overall in the UK.

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