The International Office representatives for the USA are Scott McQuarrie and Tessa Birley.

Scott and Tessa visit the USA several times a year to represent the University at college fairs, give presentations and meet with potential students.

If you have a query and cannot find the answer on our website, Scott and Tessa will be pleased to help.

  • The International Office
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • 33 Buccleuch Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9JS
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 4296
  • Fax: +44 (0)131 651 1236

Student numbers

There are more than 2,000 students from the USA.

Our US students are equally split into groups of students in full undergraduate studies, postgraduate students and visiting undergraduates.

American students study a very wide range of academic disciplines at Edinburgh, including biological sciences, English literature, international relations, languages and veterinary medicine.

Undergraduate applicant film

A presentation for undergraduate applicants, including guidance on admissions, an introduction to the city and the University.

Alumni in the USA

The University has been welcoming students from the USA since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In fact, two signatories of the Declaration, John Witherspoon and Benjamin Rush, were Edinburgh graduates.

Today, the University has over 13,000 American alumni, who have found success in a wide range of fields, including government, academia, business, law and medicine.

Our alumni in America today include physicians, academics, lawyers, US Congressmen, the co-founder of TiVo, a vice president of Chevron, a group vice president of Unilever, and many more.

The University also has an established alumni network in the USA.

Meet the International Office

You can check the International Office website to see when University officials may next be visiting the United States.

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