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World-leading university

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

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We are globally recognised for our research, development and innovation and we’ve provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years.

Invest in your future

For more than 400 years the University of Edinburgh has been changing the world.

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.

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Imagine what you could do at a world-leading university that is globally recognised for its teaching, research and innovation.

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The facts

Top 50
We're consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world. We're 16th in the 2022 QS World University rankings.
We're ranked fourth in the UK for research power, based on the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 1
Top 10

We're ranked in the UK's top 10  for the employability of our graduates. 2


We provided £16 million in financial support for undergraduate and postgraduate students in 2019/20. 3


Edinburgh is ranked the second best student city in the UK.4

Top 20

We're ranked 18th in the world's most international universities5. Since 2010 we have taught students from 160 countries.


Six months after graduating, 96.5% of our students are in employment or postgraduate study.


We offer more than 1,200 international opportunities worldwide.

1. Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions.

2. Times Higher Education, Global Employability University Ranking 2020.

3. University of Edinburgh Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31 July 2020.

4. QS Best Student Cities 2019.

5. Times Higher Education: The World's Most International Universities 2021.