International Foundation Programme
East End of Princes Street from Calton Hill showing Edinburgh Castle in the background.

The International Foundation Programme is a full-time, one-year programme which will prepare you for degree level study within the humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

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You will study a range of courses to develop your academic skills and level of English language.

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How to prepare for the International Foundation Programme? Arrival information.

International students chatting at Edinburgh Castle

The University of Edinburgh has once again featured in the top 50 of the QS World University Rankings - placing at number 21.

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Information about tuition fees and living costs.

Where you will live during your studies.

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