Undergraduate study - 2025 entry
Edinburgh: Extraordinary futures await.

Student life

Find out what you can expect from student life in Edinburgh and discover why Edinburgh is one of the world's most desirable places to live.

Around 100,000 students call Edinburgh home, giving the city a unique buzz and ensuring you’ll be in good company. 

City life


Scotland's inspiring capital will be the backdrop to your studies — an irresistible blend of history, natural beauty and modern city life.

Explore the city

Chat to our students

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Chat to our student ambassadors about their student experience.

Academic life

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

Clubs and societies

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Our clubs and societies will help you develop your interests, meet like-minded people, indulge a hobby or simply socialise.


Volunteers gardening
Volunteering offers a way for you to make a difference and achieve your goals. It’s not just for students who want to pursue a career in the third sector.

Sport and exercise

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Edinburgh is one of the UK’s leading sports universities.


Students relaxing on the grass in front of student accommodation
We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all eligible undergraduate students from outside Edinburgh.

Facilities and support

We offer a range of facilities and support to our undergraduate students.


Student stories

Interested in finding out what it’s like to live and study at one of the oldest universities in the world? In our students’ blogs and vlogs you will find a range of ever-expanding content about life at the University; from societies and studying, to internships and living in the city of Edinburgh.

Student stories

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What could your life look like as a student at the University of Edinburgh?

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