China 2 + 2

An opportunity for students from our Chinese partner universities, to study for two years in the United Kingdom for a world-class biological sciences degree.

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh offers the opportunity to study for two years in the UK for a Biological Sciences degree.

If you attend one of several Chinese universities you may be able to study biology courses for two years in China and then transfer to the University of Edinburgh to complete a further two years of study on one of our Biological Sciences degrees. This is known as a “2+2” degree.

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  • Study for 2 years in China and 2 years in Edinburgh, the best of both worlds!
  • Study at and graduate from one of the top universities in the world. 
  • Choose from a broad range of biology subject areas.
  • Experience life in Scotland's historic capital city.
  • Improve your English.


Guide for Chinese students

Further information on the China 2+2 programme, including guidance on applying can be found in the guide below. 

How to apply

To apply for this programme, download and complete the application form and send electronically, with the required documentation listed below to bto.recruitment@ed.ac.uk. The closing date for receiving applications for entry in September 2022 is Thursday 31st March 2022.


Contact details

We are happy to answer your questions. For more information about our undergraduate programmes, courses or any other matter, please contact our Undergraduate Recruitment Officer. Please note we are not currently available by telephone as we are working from home. Please email any enquiries.

Rona Lindsay

Biological Sciences Recruitment Officer

  • Biology Teaching Organisation

Contact details