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Global student community

Our diverse global community offers all of our students the opportunity to learn more about the world.

Students relaxing in the Royal Botanic Garden

We attract the best students from all over the world. Each year, students arrive from around the globe, and from myriad backgrounds, renewing and revitalising our student body.

All of our students offer unique skills and experiences and contribute new ideas and approaches to our community.  This culturally diverse environment stimulates ideas, innovation and debate and enhances all of our learning.

Choose to study with us and you will benefit from - and contribute to - this vibrant, diverse and multicultural community. You’ll get to know people from a huge variety of different backgrounds and discover a world of different ideas and experiences.

Three quarters of the world’s nationalities study here.*

We have been welcoming international students to Edinburgh for many years and our thriving alumni community comprises more than 320,000 people from 114 countries.

Today we have one of the most diverse international populations of any Scottish university with students from more than 160 different nations studying here.*

A significant proportion of our students are transnational (for example, they have studied in international schools; lived in a variety of countries; or have parents with different nationalities) but feel at home with us because of the diversity on campus.

My horizons have been broadened due to my experience at Edinburgh. Classmates come from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and I enjoy learning with them.

Undergraduate student in Linguistics


Our gallery features photos from some of the many events and services we organise throughout the year for our international students; from social events to airport welcomes and hospitality schemes which can connect you with local people.

View our image gallery on Flickr

Social media

Follow the Global student Instagram channel for student welcome, global community stories and international opportunities.

Instagram: University of Edinburgh - Global

Related links

International students

Edinburgh Global

*Figures based on 2021/22 student data.