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Join some of the best students from around the globe at one of the world's top universities. Invest in an education that will help you build a successful future.

Information for widening access applicants.

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Work at the highest academic level alongside some of the most influential people in your field, either online or on campus.

Study online - at your own pace - for an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification.

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Join our 13,000-strong international student community. Information and support to help international students with their application to the University.

General and specialist English courses designed to help you improve your English language skills before starting a degree course in the UK.

A full-time, one-year programme designed to prepare international students for degree-level study in our College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Spend a year or a semester studying in Edinburgh on one of our study abroad, international exchange or Erasmus programmes.

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Enjoy a summer in Edinburgh, make new friends and expand your knowledge. Two- and three-week undergraduate-level courses at the University of Edinburgh.

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Experience Scotland in the winter while earning academic credit to transfer back to your home institution. Four-week undergraduate-level courses at the University of Edinburgh.

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A fantastic range of short courses to suit all interests and abilities. From art and design workshops to innovative science courses: there's something for everyone!

Our free short online courses - also known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - are freely accessible and open-licensed short courses, delivered to large groups of learners online.