Drawn to Edinburgh

What draws you to Edinburgh?

For some it’s the University’s top 50 global ranking1, for others it’s our world-leading research and teaching, and for many, it’s the city of Edinburgh itself. Thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the globe are drawn to Edinburgh to study every year – in fact, more than 35,000 in 2016.

You are in good company

The world’s brightest minds are drawn to Edinburgh to study in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Science, Engineering, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


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The University's Old College quadrangle

World-class university

We're consistently ranked as one of the world's top 50 universities. Having influenced the world since 1583, today, we continue to educate the pioneers of tomorrow.

Undergraduate students on Edinburgh's Calton Hill, overlooking the city centre

World-class city

Ranked the second-best student city in the UK2, Edinburgh is an inspiring capital city with world-famous cultural festivals, where the mountains and beaches of Scotland are right on your doorstep.

It is a privilege to be taught by professors and lecturers who are leaders in their field.

Rui Ariyapla5th year MBChB Medicine

The University’s close connection with industry was an important factor for me.

Emily Wang 2nd year MEng (Hons) Electronics & Electrical Engineering

Worldwide reputation with employers

With the University ranked 32d in the world for employability3, our students are one step ahead on the global career ladder.

Student at the Centre for Integrative Physiology

World-leading research

Our outstanding research community is changing the world, one discovery at a time. With a long history of invention and innovation, we’ve improving the lives of ordinary people around the world.

Join a world-class university

From the University’s world-leading reputation, unique career prospects and exceptional student life in our beautiful city, to inspiring teaching and pioneering research  - there are many reasons to be #drawntoedinburgh.

What is yours? 

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