Undergraduate study - 2025 entry
Edinburgh: Extraordinary futures await.

World-leading university

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities.

Invest in your future

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For more than 400 years discoveries and advances from the University of Edinburgh have changed the way the world is understood.

Today, we continue to make our mark, with world-leading experts educating the pioneers of tomorrow.

Choose to study at Edinburgh and you’ll be investing in an education that will help you build a successful future.

You'll experience the very best in teaching and research. Through our hands-on and innovative approach, we'll equip you with the skills, insights and perspectives to enhance your employability and career prospects.

Our flexible degree programmes, world-class facilities and award-winning support services combine to ensure your experience at Edinburgh is exceptional and unique.

You'll also be living in a vibrant and historic capital city - regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world - with world-famous cultural festivals and the mountains and beaches of Scotland on your doorstep.

We believe your choice will be rewarded in the quality of your education and student experience.

The facts

Top 50
We're consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world. We're 27th in the 2025 QS World University rankings.
Top 5
We're ranked 4th in the UK for research power, based on the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. 1
Top 10

Edinburgh is ranked the 6th best student city in Europe and 13th in the world. 2


We provided more than 10 million in financial support for undergraduate students in 2022/23.


Our graduates are ranked 24th in the world by employers. 3

Top 20

We're ranked 19th in the world's most international universities.5

1. Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions.

2. QS Best Student Cities 2025.

3. QS World University Rankings 2025.

5. Times Higher Education: The World's Most International Universities 2024.