Edinburgh discovered

Photos by our international students reveal what they have discovered in Edinburgh.

Mohammad Hirzallah's winning photograph of Calton Hill
Mohammad Hirzallah
Sarah Meisenheimer
Jing Xie
Yu Yang
Manuel Loeffler
Muliadi Tampubolon
Melisa Mincova
Fabianne Vivier
Zhiyong Li
Ivan Zovko
Kelly Joyce Johnson
Anuja Kanani
Elzbieta Kaminska

A world view

Our image gallery shows the winners of the International Office's third annual photography competition on the theme of “Edinburgh discovered”.

Students from 61 different countries submitted entries. Participants came from places as diverse as Azerbaijan, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea and Zimbabwe.

The competition was held as part of our Global Horizons Festival, which highlights, celebrates and promotes the diversity of our international student population.


You can view all entries to the competition on the Global Horizons Facebook page.

View all the photos on Facebook

Winning entries

First prize
Mohammed Hirzallah from the United Arab Emirates
Second prize
Jing Xie from China
Runners-up (chosen by the Principal)
Kelly Joyce Johnson from the USA
Sarah Meisenheimer from Germany
Runners-up (chosen by the International Office)
Zhiyong Li from China
Manuel Loeffler from Germany
Melisa Mincova from Slovakia
Anuja Kanani from India
Elzbieta Kaminska from Poland
Muliadi Utomo Tampubolon from Indonesia
Fabianne Vivier from South Africa
Yu Yang from China
Ivan Zovko from Croatia

International students at Edinburgh

Our worldwide reputation for excellence in both teaching and research attracts students from all over the world.

More than 26,000 students from 137 countries attend the University and 25 per cent of those students are from outside the UK.

Studying at Edinburgh - international students

Related Links

International Office

Global Horizons Facebook page

2010 Competition — “I love Edinburgh”

2009 Competition — “Edinburgh as Home”