Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Did you know... Edinburgh edition!

Find out more about 'auld Reekie' Scotland's iconic capital city and fantastic city to study in.

Edinburgh is a vibrant and beautiful city with a rich history and culture.

The University of Edinburgh is currently ranked the 15th best university in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings 2023.

Beyond the more obvious thoughts of haggis, whisky and bagpipes there is so much more learn about our iconic capital city. Edinburgh is the top destination for overseas and UK visitors to Scotland and is a great place to visit and study all all times of year, but especially in the summer months.

The University of Edinburgh Summer School attracts students from all over the world so if you're thinking of applying, here's some fun facts about the city.

Did you know…

  • Edinburgh Castle is Scotland's most visited attraction
  • Edinburgh is the only city to have a dog on the list of citizens who have been given the prestigious Freedom of the City award. That dog is Greyfriars Bobby
  • Edinburgh was voted the UK’s best destination for young people in the British Youth Travel Awards
  • Edinburgh is the top destination for overseas and UK visitors to Scotland
  • The city's population is around 550,000, but that figure swells to well over 1 million during the Festival in August
  • The Leith area of Edinburgh was named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out magazine
  • Rainfall in Edinburgh is well below the Scottish average and less annually than in Rome, Frankfurt and New York!
  • Although part of the UK, Scotland has its own Parliament, which is situated in Edinburgh
  • Some of the University’s most acclaimed alumni include: Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gordon Brown, Laura Kuenssberg and Sir Chris Hoy


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