Study Abroad at the University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom Scotland Edinburgh

To study at University of Edinburgh is to call home one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Against the backdrop of a UNESCO World Heritage cityscape, countryside and ocean, you will enjoy an enriching academic, social and cultural adventure. And, just imagine enjoying all that Edinburgh and the gateway to the Scottish highlands has to offer while attending a historic university consistently ranked one of the top 50 research universities in the world; fourth in UK for research power; and in the top 10 globally for the employability of its graduates.

Academic strength: Biological & Physical Sciences, Computer Science & Math, Engineering, Psychology & Neuroscience
Rankings: Times Top 100

About the University

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s medieval and Georgian architecture creates a beautiful environment to study in. Internationally renowned for its calendar of cultural events including the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the University of Edinburgh is in a modern cosmopolitan city attracting a large international student population. 

The university’s wealth of support for international students complements SAF's outstanding student support services, and Edinburgh's Global and College Visiting Student Offices guides you through your life-changing study-abroad experience.

Learn more at University of Edinburgh's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Sobin Lee
“Scotland is a wonderful country surrounded by nature. Edinburgh is never without a beautiful day. It wasn't long before I met many friendly locals. I even have a Scottish accent now!

If you want to experience the study abroad experience, and thankfully luck and circumstances allow you to do so, I highly recommend you go and visit without further ado.”
Sobin Lee, Past SAF Student

Student vlog: Ewan's Guide to the City

Ewan's Top Places to Visit:

  • Playhouse Theatre
  • Calton Hill
  • St Andrew's Square
  • The Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Grassmarket for nightlife
  • The Meadows
  • Quartermile
  • McEwan Hall and Bistro Square

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Schedule a Consultation

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