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 offer holders from 73 different countries:

Nationality Percentage of Informatics postgraduate students
China 65%
India 7%
United Kingdom 6%
Greece 1%
Germany 1%
Cyprus (EU) 1%
USA 1%
Saudi Arabia 1%
Ireland 1%
Italy 1%
Indonesia 1%
Mexico 1%
Netherlands 1%
Romania 1%

The remaining 11% of postgraduate offer holders are from:

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria,  Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya,  Lebanon, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkay, UAE, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

*This information was correct as of August 2020.


Informatics postgraduate degrees

Choose your course then apply using our online system.

Information on applying

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

Note: 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

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