International & visiting students
We welcome applications from suitably qualified, fluent in English candidates, worldwide.
We currently have undergraduate students from 54 different countries:
|Nationality||Percentage of Informatics undergraduate students|
|United States of America||11%|
The remaining 21% of students come from:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey and Venezuela.
* These stats are correct as of January 2016.
International Collaboration with China
The School offers several Dual Degree degrees as well as a Visiting Summer students programme for students from selected Chinese Universities:
|Dalian University of Technology||Dual Degree|
|South China University of Technology||Dual Degree|
More information about these programmes can be found on the School’s Intranet.
To study for an undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh, you have to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
All candidates are strongly urged to apply by 15 January.
Our degrees - follow the link of the degree you are interested in to see the fees.
You may qualify for support with your tuition fees from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) if you meet all of the following conditions:
- You are an EU national, or the child or stepchild of an EU national.
- You have been ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU or elsewhere in the EEA for the three years immediately before the relevant date.
- You are taking a course of full-time study in Scotland and plan to graduate from that course.
If you do not meet these conditions, your country of origin may be able to provide you with financial support. You will need to investigate this independently.
Edinburgh has over 200 student societies and a number of these are set up by fellow international students to provide community and support for those coming to Scotland from abroad.
Coming to Edinburgh as a visiting student
If you are currently studying at a University outside the UK, then you may be able to spend time at the University of Edinburgh as a visiting student. The time you spend studying here can count towards the final degree awarded by your home university. We welcome many international students to Informatics each year and have a wide range of courses on offer for suitably prepared visiting students.