Introduction

Students currently taking an undergraduate degree elsewhere are able to spend a year (or semester) of their studies at the University of Edinburgh on a Study Abroad Programme.

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A year or semester in Edinburgh may count towards your final degree at your home university.

When can I study at Edinburgh and what will it cost?

International (non-EU students)

You can study at Edinburgh for the full academic year or either the autumn (fall) or spring semester.

Course dates and costs 2015/16
Academic yearSeptember - May£ 14, 050
Semester one (fall)September - December£ 7, 275
Semester two (spring)January - May£ 7, 275

EU students

EU students can only apply to the University of Edinburgh if there is an appropriate Erasmus agreement in place.

What are the entry requirements?

  • A good academic record (US students should have a GPA of 3.0 or over on a 4.0 scale)
  • A good academic reference from your home institution

What can I study at Edinburgh?

Edinburgh offers visiting students a range of courses in subject areas from 19 different schools. Applicants should only apply for courses for which they are qualified.

If you are unsure about the prerequisites, please contact us for advice.

Some subject areas are particularly popular, which means entry can be very competitive. We try to accommodate as many students as possible.

The following subject areas have particularly high demand:

  • English literature
  • History
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • History of Art
  • Law

Accommodation (Housing)

We guarantee university accommodation for all international and all full-year Erasmus students.

Once you have an offer to study at Edinburgh, you should make your online application for your university accommodation.

University accommodation will be available from the Saturday before Fresher's week for Semester 1 and Full Year students.

The University accommodation contract start date for Semester 2 students is yet to be confirmed.

BUTEX Scholarship

You may be interested to hear that BUTEX offer an International Scholarship Programme.

The Scholarship is open to all international undergraduate students whose period of study abroad is not funded by an ERASMUS grant. If you have been made an offer to study at the University of Edinburgh and you are studying for a minimum of one semester, then you are eligible to apply for the BUTEX scholarship.

The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. For further details about the BUTEX scholarship please link to:


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