University of Edinburgh (U21)
City: Edinburgh
Website: www.ed.ac.uk
Approximate semester dates: Semester 1: September-December
Semester 2: January-May
Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent: 60 "Edinburgh credits" (or 30 ECTS) per semester

Fields of Study

Course Catalogue

Select at least two thirds of courses (by credit weighting, not by number of courses) from one single College. You will be enrolled in one of the two Colleges open to exchange students:

  • College of Humanities and Social Science
  • College of Science and Engineering

Humanities & Social Sciences:

Ancient History
Archaeology
Architectural History
Asian Studies
Celtic & Scottish Studies
Classics
Scottish Ethnology
English Literature
History
History of Art
Geography
International Relations
Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
Music (including Scientific & Theoretical Studies)
Linguistics
 
Philosophy
Theology & Religion
Economics & Social History
Politics
Psychology
Social Anthropology
Social Policy
Sociology

Scandinavian Studies

Languages (Chinese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)

 

Science & Health Sciences:

Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Biomedical Sciences
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Ecology
Genetics
Geoology & Geophysics
Mathematics & Statistics
Meteorology
Physics & Astronomy
Sports Science
 

Technologies:

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 
Electronics & Electrical Engineering                        

Business & Law:

Accounting
Business Management
Economics
Law (See restrictions below)

 Edinburgh Business School Factsheet 2017/18

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

For Year 3 Undergraduate courses at Edinburgh: you should have completed at least 3 advanced Year 2 or Year 3 courses in a relevant study area (4 if you study Politics) at Grade B (i.e. a 5 at UQ) or above to be considered.

 

Law: Very limited spots available for students looking to select only advanced law courses.

 

Minimum GPA of 5. 

Please refer to Edinburgh's minimum grade equivalencies here

Places on the following courses are in high demand and will fill up very quickly:

  • English Literature* (Entry to Honours (Year 3) courses can be very competitive)
  • History
  • History of Art
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Law

Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and studio based classes such as Architecture, Art and Design are not available for exchange students.

Approximate living expenses:

GBP 10,000 per year

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Living expenses breakdown

Additional information:

Undergraduate exchange only

Single-semester exchange only

International Exchange Fact Sheet 2017/2018

Guaranteed campus accommodation (conditions apply)

Please Note: Edinburgh cannot guarantee a particular type of accomodation for students.

$4,000 Travelling Scholarship offered by Emmanuel College. For enquiries, please contact Emmanuel College directly.

Volunteer at Edinburgh

 

INTERESTING ELECTIVES:

- The Highland Bagpipe: History, Context and Performance

- Visualising Scotland

 

FAST FACTS:
-  Edinburgh hosts the largest arts festival in the world Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Or start the new year in (Scottish) style at the famous Hogmanay Street Party.


- Many students have the impression that Edinburgh will be a cold and wet place to live. In fact, Edinburgh has less annual rainfall than New York or Rome and has a temperate climate, just a degree or two cooler than London.

- Edinburgh has a club for everyone, including Harry Potter Society, International Student Centre (ISC) organising great weekend trips, Exchange 360 Society and Edinburgh University Snow Sports Club (EUSSC) organising ski trips to continential Europe.

- Famous alumni include Charles Darwin (Naturalist), David Hume (Philosopher), Piers Sellers (NASA Astronaut) and writers Robert Louis Stevenson, Ian Rankin and J K Rowling.

 

Universitas 21 Member:

www.universitas21.com

 

What our students say about University of Edinburgh
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