Photographs by our international students reveal the people, places and experiences that have taken them by surprise.
The University's International Office holds an annual photography competition for international students.
The theme of this year's competition was "Unexpected Edinburgh".
Students were asked to think about the things they have seen, the experiences they've had, and the people they have met that have taken them by surprise.
- 1st prize
- Adam Baxter
- 2nd prize
- Shalini Dhir
- Principal’s choice
- Watson Shang
- People category prize
- Qianwei He
- Experiences category prize
- Andrei Dumitriu
- Places category prize
- Weijia Tian
- Edinburgh Abroad category prize
- Marco Aqil
- People’s choice
- Martina Kotseva
The competition's three main categories - People, Places, Experiences - were open to all current international students at the University of Edinburgh.
Another category, Edinburgh Abroad, was open to current online distance learning students outside of the UK and students who are on, or have been on, a 'Go Abroad' experience or exchange.
You can view all the submissions on the competition's Facebook page.
International students at Edinburgh
Our worldwide reputation for excellence in both teaching and research attracts students from all over the world.
We have more than 14,000 international students from more than 130 different nationalities, giving us one of the most diverse populations of any Scottish university.