School of Informatics

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 Kingdom 31%
United States of America 11%
Bulgaria 10%
Lithuania 6%
China 5%
Romania 4%
Germany 3%
India 3%
Poland 3%
Slovakia 3%

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:

Peking University

3+2 Degree

Summer Programme

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.

International student programmes

Entry Requirements

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.

Tuition fees

Our degrees - follow the link of the degree you are interested in to see the fees.

Fees support

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.

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

Student societies

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.

Student societies

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.