Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of six ancient universities in the UK and an international centre of excellence in research, teaching and innovation. Set in the heart of Scotland’s historic capital city, the University is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities, rated 20th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2021, and 6th in the UK and 7th in Europe by the THE World University Rankings 2020. Edinburgh is a member of the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and the League of European Research Universities (LERU).
The University is made up of three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Within these three colleges, there are 20 academic schools. Offering around 400 undergraduate degree programmes, more than 300 postgraduate taught masters courses and 135 research areas covering a wide range of academic disciplines, the University of Edinburgh truly offers an education for life.
There are currently over 41,000 students with some 18,000 international students from over 156 different nationalities which creates a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.
A total of 21 Nobel laureates are affiliated with the University of Edinburgh. These include winners of Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Peace, Literature and the Memorial Prize in Economic Science. Alumni include Charles Darwin, David Hume, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, among many others.
At Edinburgh, you will develop your specialist skills, deepen your understanding and gain new insights and perspectives to equip you for your career ahead.
GREAT Scholarships 2021
The University of Edinburgh has 23 GREAT Scholarships available for the 2021-22 academic year for students from China (two), Egypt (one), India (seven), Indonesia (one), Malaysia (three), Mexico (one), Nepal (two), Pakistan (four), Sri Lanka (two).
For eligible subjects, please visit the university website.