International and visiting students

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With students from over 60 nationalities, we welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants, fluent in English, world-wide.

To study for an undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh, you have to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All candidates are strongly urged to apply by 15 January.

Tuition Fees

You may qualify for support with your tuition fees from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • You are an EU national, or the child or stepchild of an EU national.
  • You have been ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU or elsewhere in the EEA for the three years immediately before the relevant date.
  • You are taking a course of full-time study in Scotland and plan to graduate from that course.

If you do not meet these conditions, your country of origin may be able to provide you with financial support. You will need to investigate this independently.

Coming to Edinburgh as a visiting student

If you are currently studying at a University outwith the UK, then you may be able to spend time at the University of Edinburgh as a visiting student. The time you spend studying here can count towards the final degree awarded by your home university. We welcome many international students to Informatics each year and have a wide range of courses on offer for suitably prepared visiting students.


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