Outstanding scholars of the University of Edinburgh
We highlight some of the remarkable achievements of our students.
"The University of Edinburgh continues to be among the world’s top centres of excellence and with its wealth of academic research, I knew this was my best choice. I was especially impressed when I visited the University on Open Day where I loved interacting with the professors from my department. Their knowledge and persona inspired me immensely. Being an international student, I was truly happy to know that the University welcomes more than 14000 international students each year and I’m really looking forward to learning new cultures, languages and meeting people from around the world. The best part is that this University is one of the few that have such a flexible and integrated Chemistry course with a wide range of modules like Astronomy, Oceanography taught by world-renowned pioneers. Also, the School of Chemistry maintains an unparalleled record in the prestigious Salters' Institute Graduate award for 16 consecutive years. Edinburgh itself is a vibrant city with many exciting opportunities for students and I am very eager to join the University this fall."
Abhijnan has been deemed as one of the national toppers having received an overall aggregate of 99.5% in this year’s national board 12 exams.
"My name is Maja and I was born in Groningen, The Netherlands. I have been an expat my whole life, and have attended schools in Germany, Scotland, Thailand, California and Texas. I recently completed the International Baccalaureate at the British International School of Houston, and was very happy to achieve 45 points. I am now excited to start the next chapter of my life at the University of Edinburgh— I am looking forward to meeting new people, exploring the city and continuing my studies in Chemistry."
Maja achieved the highest possible IB exam score this year, placing her in the top 0.2% of IBDP students.
"I applied to The University of Edinburgh for the MMus Musicology programme in January 2018. To be honest, I didn’t even think I would be accepted. Surprisingly, I got accepted, got a loan from Colfuturo, and even received a full scholarship from the University in itself. I can tell, without any shame, that I read the letter at least ten times and I still couldn’t believe it. One of my university professors studied at a UK university and I fell in love with the system and the methodology he taught me. I admire him dearly, and I can't believe I’m following his steps. I feel very fortunate because I know that a lot of people applied to the same scholarship, and I’m so grateful that I was the one who got it.
I was very scared of going to another country, to be far away of my family, and most of all, of taking classes in english. Today, I can say this has been the best experience of my entire life so far."
Daniela received a scholarship to attend the University of Edinburgh for postgraduate study following her undergraduate thesis being awarded a grade of 5.0/5.0 (100%) and graduating as the first of my class with a Diploma of Academic and Artistic Merit with Laureate Degree, suma cum laude.
Karta Scholar, India
"Before my scholarship I used to dream high, but without the resources to reach those goals there weren’t any opportunities. Through the scholarship I could see I had talent, I had dreams, and now I have an opportunity to achieve those goals because they have given me that pathway to connect my dreams to reality.
They haven’t just provided me a scholarship, they have given me a way to be a good individual and improve myself as a person because they help me to develop soft skills, development of positive attitude, improve my English, IT skills and even a chance to actually explore what I want; not just the things which are in front of you but you can explore and see and choose what you are interested in. So that’s why I think this scholarship means a lot for me.” Our student received a scholarship which supports students from low income backgrounds, primarily from rural India, to develops skills critical for success, and broaden exposure to a wide array of educational opportunities. This helps young people to make informed decisions on their future, and to achieve a ripple effect on their communities. The aim is to provide students with world class opportunities, by supporting low-income talent and collaborating with leading professional and educational organisations.
The Karta scholarship includes a full undergraduation tuition fee supported the University of Edinburgh. The scholar's remaining expenses including living costs, accommodation are taken care by funds raised by Karta from their donors.