The University of Edinburgh

Scotland, United Kingdom

Public | Estd. 1582

The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Public -1582

10%

Acceptance Rate

7:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

66:34

Male: Female Ratio

September and January

Intakes

10%

Acceptance Rate

7:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

66:34

Male: Female Ratio

September and January

Intakes

History, Affiliations, and Rankings

The University of Edinburgh was established in 1583 as “the town’s college” by the Edinburgh town council under the charter granted by King James IV in 1582. It remained under the control of the town council until 1858, after which it was granted autonomy under the Universities act. The University is a member of many prestigious organizations like Universitas 21, League of European Research Universities, Russell Group, UNA Europa, Fairtrade, and many more. The University of Edinburgh ranks #16 in the QS World University Rankings and #30 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the year 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

The University of Edinburgh has five main sites in Edinburgh. Central area, King’s building, BioQuater, Easter Bush, and Western General. It consists of many significant historical monuments like St. Cecilia’s hall, Teviot row house, and Mylne’s Court student residence. The campus of the University of Edinburgh is spread across the city of Edinburgh. The University offers a multitude of courses in a plethora of fields, ranging from philosophical courses to high technical courses. The university also has a Business School, a Biomedical Research facility, a Clinical Research facility, and an Institute for Genetics and Cancer.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Over its more than 4 centuries of establishment, the University of Edinburgh has had a fair number of notable alumni. What started as “the town college” of Edinburgh is now one of the most respected and highly ranked universities in the world. Some of the greatest inventors, scientists, authors, and sportsmen like Charles Darvin, Alexander Graham Bell, Oliver Goldsmith, and Chris Hoy have studied at the University of Edinburgh

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Edinburgh has had a longstanding commitment to student equality, diversity, and inclusion. With more than 13,000 international students at the university, the admitted students are bound to be exposed to an abundance of cultures, which can be a great learning experience for them and promote their personal as well as professional growth. As a world-leading institute, the graduates of the University of Edinburgh are recruited by some of the top companies in the corporate world. Companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Citibank, Nestle, HSBC, Google, and many more recruit graduates from the university every year.

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International Students %

31.8%

International Students %

31.8%

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BEng in Computer Science

GBP 30,400

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48 Months

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IELTS: 6.5

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Introducing BEng Computer Science Computer science concerns the understanding, designing, implementing and using computing systems. These can range in scale, and complexity, from the tiny components of a single processor to the globe-spanning internet. The core concepts of computing come from mathematics, logic and engineering, such as: what it means to compute what can or cannot be computed how computers work Practical techniques Computer science also concerns the practical techniques of programming computers to solve real and difficult problems. There are many links to other subjects, including: electronics physics mathematics biology psychology linguistics sociology This intellectually challenging subject underpins core technologies of the 21st century and can be a route into many different careers. We offer a wide range of courses delivered by leaders in their field. Our degree flexibility allows you to tailor your experience to your interests and be in control of your learning.
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BEng in Mechanical Engineering

GBP 30,400

Fee

48 Months

Duration

IELTS: 6.5

Qualification

Bachelors

Course level

On Campus

Mode of Degree

Sep

Intakes

Introducing BEng Mechanical Engineering Virtually any machine or process you can think of in modern life has benefited from the input of a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers are responsible for the analysis, design and manufacture of an enormous range of industrial products and systems; almost anything with moving parts, from washing machines and wind turbines to automobiles and aircraft. As a mechanical engineer, you will use your creative and inventive skills to design and improve products and processes alongside fundamental: physics complex mathematics state-of-the-art engineering software Studying mechanical engineering will open doors to increasingly diverse fields, including: bioengineering medical engineering nanotechnology sports engineering renewable energy Ties to industry Our Industrial Liaison Board includes senior representatives from important industrial companies. This has a strong influence on our curriculum and programme development. Why Edinburgh? We keep improving our curriculum and consult with: our industrial partners accreditation bodies students In this way, we make sure that our degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop a successful career in engineering. In the first years of the degree, we teach a solid foundation of mechanical engineering. Our courses are designed to improve your team-working and problem-solving skills. In later years, our degree gives you the flexibility to study specialist courses in areas you are most interested in. Our community We are also proud of the supportive community that our students and academics create. Edinburgh has a particularly active community and network of companies in fields related to mechanical engineering, which are deliberately located here, close to the talent of our graduates.
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BEng in Software EngineeringEngineering

GBP 30,400

Fee

48 Months

Duration

IELTS: 6.5

Qualification

Bachelors

Course level

On Campus

Mode of Degree

Mar

Intakes

Introducing BEng Software Engineering The study of software engineering will allow you to write good software and give you the necessary engineering skills to meet system requirements, including: reliability maintainability usability cost-effectiveness Our programme includes the practical application of computing sciences, as computer systems grow in size and complexity. We offer a wide range of courses delivered by leaders in their field. Our degree flexibility allows you to tailor your experience to your interests and be in control of your learning.
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MEng in Civil Engineering

GBP 30,400

Fee

60 Months

Duration

IELTS: 6.5

Qualification

Bachelors

Course level

On Campus

Mode of Degree

Apr

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Introducing MEng Civil Engineering Civil engineers design, build and operate the physical infrastructure that we often take for granted; from bridges and buildings to water treatment and waste management systems. Civil engineering involves: applying your physics and mathematics knowledge using engineering and computing tools in a creative and sustainable way This programme will train you to be a civil engineer of the future, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to shape our ever-changing world. You will have the opportunity to specialise in many technical streams including: structural, environmental and construction management geotechnical fire safety engineering We put a strong emphasis on engineering design throughout this degree programme. Why Edinburgh? As a member of Edinburgh's supportive and close-knit civil engineering community, you will benefit from teaching, a curriculum, and design projects that have been shaped by our industrial partners. You will also have opportunities to interact with recent graduates who are now working in industry.
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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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CourseDurationFee/Year
BEng in Computer Science48 Months ₹2,482,655
BEng in Mechanical Engineering48 Months ₹2,482,655
BEng in Software Engineering48 Months ₹2,482,655
MEng in Civil Engineering60 Months ₹2,482,655
MA in Accounting and Business48 Months ₹22,000
MA in Accounting and Finance48 Months ₹22,000
MA in Ancient and Medieval History48 Months ₹22,000
MA in Ancient History48 Months ₹22,000
MA in Ancient History and Greek48 Months ₹22,000
MA in Ancient History and Latin48 Months ₹22,000
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CourseDurationFee/Year
BEng in Computer Science48 Months₹2,482,655
BEng in Mechanical Engineering48 Months₹2,482,655
BEng in Software Engineering48 Months₹2,482,655
MEng in Civil Engineering60 Months₹2,482,655
MA in Accounting and Business48 Months₹22,000
MA in Accounting and Finance48 Months₹22,000
MA in Ancient and Medieval History48 Months₹22,000
MA in Ancient History48 Months₹22,000
MA in Ancient History and Greek48 Months₹22,000
MA in Ancient History and Latin48 Months₹22,000
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Scholarships

This is a scholarship available to mathematics students with outstanding skills and awards.

Eligibility

Scholarships are awarded to applicants with International/EU fee status who are accepted for full-time admission to an undergraduate degree programme offered by the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicability

Students have to go through the application process.

The school of History, classics, and archaeology offers 5 scholarships to overseas students.

Eligibility

Applicants must be International students and be liable for the overseas rate of tuition fee. They should have applied through the University and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) to commence an undergraduate programme of study within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Applicability

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

This scholarship is offered to two scholarships for overseas students beginning their studies on the BVM&S full-time programme in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Eligibility

Applicants must have been offered a place on the BVM&S full-time programme commencing in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Applicability

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

This scholarship is for international postgraduate students and offers to cover full tuition and airfare for travel of the student.

Eligibility

Students must belong from a commonwealth country and need to have an undergraduate honours degree of at least upper second class (2:1).

Applicability

An application is to be submitted on the official website of the British Council.

All international students that have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields, are considered for the scheme.

Eligibility

Students must have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university - this is typically equivalent to an upper second class 2:1 honors degree in the UK.

Applicability

An application is to be submitted on the official website.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

Admission Requirements

FAQs

No, The University of Edinburgh does not charge a fee for the application.
No, The University of Edinburgh does not charge a fee for the application.
No, Submitting an application does not mean that you will be considered for scholarships, you will have to submit another short application for scholarships.
No, Submitting an application does not mean that you will be considered for scholarships, you will have to submit another short application for scholarships.
An academic transcript is a list of all courses taken, all grades received, all honours awarded and degrees conferred.
An academic transcript is a list of all courses taken, all grades received, all honours awarded and degrees conferred.
No, you do not need a master’s degree to apply for a P.hD. program. But the university advises you to pursue a master’s before a P.hD.
No, you do not need a master’s degree to apply for a P.hD. program. But the university advises you to pursue a master’s before a P.hD.
It may be possible to arrange for you to transfer from another institution and for you to complete your PhD at the University of Edinburgh. You should apply to the University in the normal way and contact them to explain your circumstances.
It may be possible to arrange for you to transfer from another institution and for you to complete your PhD at the University of Edinburgh. You should apply to the University in the normal way and contact them to explain your circumstances.

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Studying in United Kingdom

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: £9,000 - 30,000 (INR 9,00,000 - INR 30,00,000)*

Postgraduate: £15,000 - 35,000 (INR 15,00,000 - INR 35,00,000)*

MBA: £12,000 - 80,000 (INR 12,00,000 - INR 80,00,000) 

*The fees can be higher for a top undergraduate/postgraduate medical degree.

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: £9,000 - 30,000 (INR 9,00,000 - INR 30,00,000)*

Postgraduate: £15,000 - 35,000 (INR 15,00,000 - INR 35,00,000)*

MBA: £12,000 - 80,000 (INR 12,00,000 - INR 80,00,000) 

*The fees can be higher for a top undergraduate/postgraduate medical degree.

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees (halls of residence at UK universities including bills): £400 - £600 per month (INR 40,301 - INR 60,452)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the UK: £320 - £1,255 per month (INR 32,241 - INR 1,26,445)

Food Expenses: £160 - £200 per month (INR 16,120 - INR 20,150)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees (halls of residence at UK universities including bills): £400 - £600 per month (INR 40,301 - INR 60,452)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the UK: £320 - £1,255 per month (INR 32,241 - INR 1,26,445)

Food Expenses: £160 - £200 per month (INR 16,120 - INR 20,150)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the UK

IELTS: 6.0 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 70 - 110

PTE: 43 - 59

Cambridge English Language Assessments: B2 - C1

 

Admission Tests to Study in the UK

GMAT: 600 - 780

GRE: 150

LNAT: 25 - 29

BMAT: 4.5 - 5.0

UKCAT: 650

NEET: 50 percentile

GAMSAT: 60 - 66

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the UK

IELTS: 6.0 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 70 - 110

PTE: 43 - 59

Cambridge English Language Assessments: B2 - C1

 

Admission Tests to Study in the UK

GMAT: 600 - 780

GRE: 150

LNAT: 25 - 29

BMAT: 4.5 - 5.0

UKCAT: 650

NEET: 50 percentile

GAMSAT: 60 - 66

Part-time job rules for international students in the UK :

  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week for a full-time degree programme, i.e. no more than 4 hours per day with weekends off.

  • You cannot work more than 10 hours per week during a language course term.

  • You can find work for 40 hours a week, which is 8 hours a day, with weekends off after the session is finished.

  • Working as a freelancer or on a contract basis is not authorised.

  • If you don't have a post-study work visa, you won't be able to work full-time for any business.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the UK

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the UK. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and, hence, are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity.  

 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. 

 

Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in the UK and a lot more! 

Part-time job rules for international students in the UK :

  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week for a full-time degree programme, i.e. no more than 4 hours per day with weekends off.

  • You cannot work more than 10 hours per week during a language course term.

  • You can find work for 40 hours a week, which is 8 hours a day, with weekends off after the session is finished.

  • Working as a freelancer or on a contract basis is not authorised.

  • If you don't have a post-study work visa, you won't be able to work full-time for any business.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the UK

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the UK. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and, hence, are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity.  

 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. 

 

Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in the UK and a lot more! 

The Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) is a temporary visa that gives overseas students the chance to live, study, and work in any post or professional path once they finish their education. This UK Post Study Work Visa path is accessible to everyone, including Indian students in the UK with immigration status. In addition, all students studying in a UK Higher Education Provider-approved institution are eligible for the Graduate Route. It is no less than a golden opportunity for international students to live, study and take up a job in any chosen post or career path after completing their graduate studies.

The Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) is a temporary visa that gives overseas students the chance to live, study, and work in any post or professional path once they finish their education. This UK Post Study Work Visa path is accessible to everyone, including Indian students in the UK with immigration status. In addition, all students studying in a UK Higher Education Provider-approved institution are eligible for the Graduate Route. It is no less than a golden opportunity for international students to live, study and take up a job in any chosen post or career path after completing their graduate studies.

Generally, it costs around £348 to apply for a UK student visa from outside the UK and around £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK. Here are the different costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in the UK:

  • Tier 4 (General) for 16 years or older: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Tier 4 (Dependant): £680 (INR 68,912) per month per person as a dependant

  • Tier 4 (Child) for age 4-17: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Short Term Study Visa (for 18 years or older and wish to travel to the UK for up to 6 months to study a short course): £186 (INR 18,849)

  • Post Study Work Visa: £700 (INR 70,939) + the Immigration Health Surcharge at the full rate of £624 (INR 63,237) per year

Tier 2 Work Visa (for skilled workers): £1212  (INR 1.22 lakhs)

Generally, it costs around £348 to apply for a UK student visa from outside the UK and around £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK. Here are the different costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in the UK:

  • Tier 4 (General) for 16 years or older: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Tier 4 (Dependant): £680 (INR 68,912) per month per person as a dependant

  • Tier 4 (Child) for age 4-17: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Short Term Study Visa (for 18 years or older and wish to travel to the UK for up to 6 months to study a short course): £186 (INR 18,849)

  • Post Study Work Visa: £700 (INR 70,939) + the Immigration Health Surcharge at the full rate of £624 (INR 63,237) per year

Tier 2 Work Visa (for skilled workers): £1212  (INR 1.22 lakhs)

Step 1: Check your CAS statement. Make sure all of the course details are correct!

Step 2: Prepare your financial documents and other supporting documents. 

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form.

Step 4: Pay your Immigration Health surcharge and application fees of £348 (INR 35,267).

Step 5: Attend your appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 6: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, appear for the interview later on.

Step 1: Check your CAS statement. Make sure all of the course details are correct!

Step 2: Prepare your financial documents and other supporting documents. 

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form.

Step 4: Pay your Immigration Health surcharge and application fees of £348 (INR 35,267).

Step 5: Attend your appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 6: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, appear for the interview later on.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in the UK for international students are as follows:

  • Engineering and IT Services

  • Investment Managing

  • Management Consultancy

  • Investment Banking 

  • Financial Research

  • Banking

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in the UK for international students are as follows:

  • Engineering and IT Services

  • Investment Managing

  • Management Consultancy

  • Investment Banking 

  • Financial Research

  • Banking

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

The British economy is a highly developed social and market-oriented economy. It has the world's 5th-largest nominal gross domestic product or GDP (£1.8 Trillion), 10th-largest purchasing power parity (PPP), and 21st-largest GDP per capita, accounting for 3.3% of global GDP. According to Statista, the United Kingdom's predicted Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.01%.

The British economy is a highly developed social and market-oriented economy. It has the world's 5th-largest nominal gross domestic product or GDP (£1.8 Trillion), 10th-largest purchasing power parity (PPP), and 21st-largest GDP per capita, accounting for 3.3% of global GDP. According to Statista, the United Kingdom's predicted Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.01%.

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