School of Informatics

International students

Information for prospective International postgraduate students.

We welcome applicants from all over the world to our postgraduate programmes.

We currently have postgraduate students from 66 different countries:

Nationality Percentage of Informatics postgraduate students
China 20%
United Kingdom 19%
Greece 9%
Germany 5%
India 4%
Romania 4%
Bulgaria 3%
Italy 3%
Poland 3%
Indonesia 3%
Spain 2%


United States of America 2%

The remaining 21% of the student body are from:

Argentina, Austria,  Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

*This information was correct as of January 2016.


Informatics postgraduate degrees - Choose your course then apply using our online system.

Information on applying - Information to help you with your application.

Entrance requirements

Entry to Informatics at Edinburgh is very competitive, so high standards of performance are generally required.

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Fees and funding

Postgraduate fees and funding information

Tuition fees - see individual programme pages for specific tuition fees.

Language requirements

International postgraduate applicants can now apply to the new IEAP programme.

The advantage of the IEAP is that it allows international applicants to apply for one student visa covering pre-sessional English language training and a chosen postgraduate masters course.

Integrated English for Academic Purposes

English language requirements

Postgraduate Open Days

The best way to find out more about the University is to come and visit. We also run virtual open days.

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