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University of Edinburgh Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admissions 2024

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About the University of Edinburgh

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Year of establishment1582
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Also Known AsEdin
Accepted Exams
PTEIELTS+1 More
Total International Students12096
Male/Female Ratio1.50
Endowments ValuePound Sterling 392 million
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses5919 Pound for 2 sharing (UG),4948 Pound for 2 sharing (PG)
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Q:   Is the University of Edinburgh good for international students?

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The University of Edinburgh is one of the finest institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom. Its campus offers a very diverse and culturally vibrant environment for international students. The University of Edinburgh's priorities comfort its international students across its campuses. In 2021/22 the University of Edinburgh has a total of 49,065 students out of which 19,080 were international students coming from over 150 countries. Read: Top 10 Reasons to Study in UK

Q:   What is the application fee of the University of Edinburgh for international students?

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Once the application form is filled out and submitted with all the necessary documents. Applicants are required to pay an application fee for processing their application form. The application fee at the University of Edinburgh for international students is GBP 27.5 who are applying via UCAS, meanwhile, the application fee for postgraduate programs is zero. International students can pay the application fee online via their credit card. Read: Documents required for Admission in UK

Q:   What is the cost of a student visa for the United Kingdom?

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All international students going to the United Kingdom to pursue higher education are required to have a study visa. The cost of a student visa for the United Kingdom is GBP 363 if the applicant is applying from outside the United Kingdom. Additionally, visa applicants will have to pay for a healthcare surcharge depending on the duration of their stay. International students can pay visa application fees though MasterCard/Visa Card, through Demand Draft or through Cash at the visa application centre.

Q:   Is it hard to get into the University of Edinburgh?

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The University of Edinburgh does not officially publish the acceptance rate. However, as per an unofficial source, the acceptance rate of the University of Edinburgh is 51%. With an acceptance rate of 51%, it is moderately selective for admissions. It is hard for international students to get into the University of Edinburgh. Each year thousands of international from all over the world apply at Edinburgh University. The data on the acceptance rate mentioned above is from an unofficial source, therefore, it is subject to vary.

University of Edinburgh Fees Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(60 courses)
INR 21 L - 39 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 61 - 70
M.A.(55 courses)
INR 25 L - 30 L
Duration1 year-21 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 70 & Above
B.A.(130 courses)
INR 22 L - 30 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(20 courses)
INR 28 L - 33 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 61 - 62
LL.M.(16 courses)
INR 25 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above
MIM(20 courses)
INR 24 L - 38 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 61 - 70
BBA(28 courses)
INR 21 L - 24 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 67 - 70
B.Sc.(31 courses)
INR 22 L - 33 L
Duration4-6 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 61 - 76
LL.B.(14 courses)
INR 21 L - 22 L
Duration2-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
MBA/PGDM(1 course)
INR 39 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedGMAT: 600 & Above, IELTS: 7 & Above, PTE: 70 & Above
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Q:   What are the admission requirements at the University of Edinburgh for international students?

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International students seeking admission to the University of Edinburgh are required to meet both the course-specific and general admission requirements. International students are advised to check for the course-specific requirements before applying. Here we provide the general admission requirements for international students:

  • Application form
  • CBSE board class 12 examination certificate
  • Personal statement
  • Copies of degree certificate
  • Letter of references
  • English language proficiency
  • Certified translation (if the original document is not in English)
  • Research proposal (for PhD)

Q:   What are the English language requirements at the University of Edinburgh for international students?

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English is the language of instruction for the majority of the programs at the University of Edinburgh. All international students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The minimum English language requirements for international students are:

Exam

Score

IELTS

Overall 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component

TOEFL

Overall 92 with at least 20 in each component

C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency

Overall 176 with at least 162 in each component

PTE

Overall 62 with at least 54 in each component

Q:   What is the tuition fee at the University of Edinburgh?

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The University of Edinburgh is a public university, therefore, the tuition fees for domestic and international students may vary. The tuition fees for international students will also depend on the type of courses and level of study. We have provided an estimated tuition fee for some popular courses at the University of Edinburgh.

Course

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS

INR 22.86 L – 40.19 L

MIM

INR 25 L – 38.83 L

BS

INR 22.96 L – 30.22 L

MBA / PGDM

INR 40.19 L

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University of Edinburgh Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does the University of Edinburgh offers scholarships for international students?

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The University of Edinburgh offers a number of scholarships to international students. Each scholarship has its own criteria and conditions. International students are advised to check for the scholarship’s eligibility and deadline before applying. Some of the most popular scholarships at the University of Edinburgh are:

  • Edinburgh Global Scholarship
  • Sanctuary Scholarships
  • College-specific scholarships

Q:   What is GREAT scholarship at the University of Edinburgh?

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The GREAT scholarships 2023 is a scholarship campaign launched by the British Council’s Study UK Campaign. Under this campaign British Council is offering more than 150 scholarships in collaboration with UK universities, including the University of Edinburgh, to students across 18 countries around the world. GREAT Scholarships awards a tuition fee deduction of GBP 10,000 from students’ tuition fees.

Q:   What is the eligibility for the GREAT Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh for Indian students?

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The University of Edinburgh offers GREAT Scholarships only to international students who are nationals and residents of China, India, Turkey, Nigeria and Vietnam. To be eligible Indian students must be accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an eligible one-year on-campus postgraduate master's programme of study. This scholarship will be awarded to Indian students enrolling in the following courses:

  • MSc Computational Applied Mathematics
  • MSc Operational Research
  • MSc Operational Research with Computational Optimization
  • MSc Operational Research with Data Science
  • MSc Operational Research with Risk
  • MSc Statistics with Data Science
  • MSc Statistics and Operational Research

University of Edinburgh Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Pound 20 - 60
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNot required
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Fall31ˢᵗ Mar 2024
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Q:   What is the last date to apply at the University of Edinburgh for international students?

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International students seeking admission to the University of Edinburgh are advised to check the admission deadline before applying. The admission deadline for postgraduate programs will vary from course to course. Below we have provided the admission deadline for international students.

UCAS 2024 Entry

Particulars

Deadline

Deadline for all applications to medicine and veterinary medicine

Oct 16, 2023

Deadline for most of the degree courses and UCAS equal consideration

Jan 31, 2023

Q:   How can I apply to the University of Edinburgh as an international student?

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The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Admissions to the undergraduate programs at the University of Edinburgh are done through UCAS. However, for postgraduate programs international students can apply through the university’s own application portal. Before applying to any programs, international students are advised to check the course-specific requirements and deadline.

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Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
  • Easy going
Student Views
  • 40% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships3.2
Part time work3.8
Post study jobs3.8
Quality of faculty4.4
Student Life4
Value for money4
Public transportation5
Safety4.8
Indian Food3.6
Permanent Immigration3.6
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MSc in Business Analytics - Batch of 2023
3.8
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University of Edinburgh will help shape your career if you prepare for it.
Tips: Prepare your coursework with utmost sincerity and get a head start before you arrive here. Be attentive towards selecting your optional coursework as that impacts your overall score. Have a strong resume and background in a niche as that helps you during your job search.
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MSc Operational Research - Batch of 2024
3.8
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Courses in mathematics at University of Edinburgh is extensive. Get to learn a lot.
Tips: It's essential to be aware of the academic rigour and expectations of the chosen programme. Initially, there will be a lot of facilities to make your transition smooth in Edinburgh. There are several scholarships that can be availed, departments of Mathematics has scholarship for their programs that are towards your tuition fees. As for the country, Scotland is a beautiful place to live in with a lot of cultural heritage.
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MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People:Psychological Approaches - Batch of 2023
3.5
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Everyone's experiences are wildly different, I've had a fantastic year - it's also luck-based.
Tips: Get to know as much as you can about the course, don't get swayed by the ranking system. The staff is lovely and there's a big support team for all kinds of concerns. I have heard about incidents of racism/racial sensitivity but haven't experienced it myself in the university, as I live outside.
Likes (Public transportation): Edinburgh's inter-city and intra-city connectivity is fantastic. I live in the city centre so it's an advantage but otherwise, the big cities are just a train ride away. Apart from buses, there are trams too. Ubers & other cabs work smoothly. It's also safe to use transport at night.
Dislikes (Value for money): With the inflation and increase in tuition, I myself wouldn't want to pay 3000 pounds extra (If I were joining the 23-24 batch) knowing there's hardly been a change in structure/assessment criteria. It is expensive + living in the capital is never cheap but there are lots of part-time job opportunities and financial aid you can ask from the university.
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MSc in Business Analytics - Batch of 2021
4.4
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Great, amazing place to gain knowledge and build connections.
Tips: It is very different from Indian education system. I didn't experience any cultural shift as I studied during covid time. Also, I didn't avail any internships. However, I did a company-sponsored dissertation which helped me in gaining practical knowledge and thereby helped me in getting a full time job.
Dislikes (Part time work): The part time opportunities on campus are great. The average pay is 10 Pound per hour. However, managing work alongside a full-time degree can be a little tricky. But with good time management, it is possible. The off campus part time opportunities are also available in Edinburgh.
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MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Batch of 2022
4.6
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
In QS ranking its top 15 in the world.
Tips: Be flexible. You'll get fantastic international exposure and will develop the invaluable skill of cross cultural communication. The professors are some of the best around the globe. Focus on being innovative in your assignments. Always do weekly readings.
Likes (Public transportation): Public transport is available 24x7, every 10 minutes, from anywhere in and around Edinburgh. Very safe for girls, even at night. Everything in Edinburgh is max 30-40 mins away from the city centre. There is less traffic. Extremely gorgeous view from the buses. Edinburgh was awarded the best city in the world this year.
Dislikes (Part time work): Students will have to look for part time jobs in the city. University has limited part time job availability. Many part time job options are available in the city though. A job is easy to find and you'll be able to pay for your monthly expenses on your own very easily.
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University of Edinburgh Rankings

A++
Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
Electronics Engineering
A++
#10
#36
#27
Business Economics
B++
#58
#36
#9
#151-200
#8
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Q:   Is the University of Edinburgh a good University?

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The University of Edinburgh is one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom. The university is consistently ranked among the top universities nationally and globally. The QS World University Rankings of the Edinburgh University for 2024 is #22 in the world. Meanwhile, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked the University of Edinburgh #29 in the world. Meanwhile, the Guardian University Guide 2023 ranked the University of Edinburgh #12 in the United Kingdom.

Q:   Is it worth doing MBA at the University of Edinburgh?

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The Business School of the University of Edinburgh offers a variety of business and management programs including an MBA. The business school of the university is part of a world-renowned university and holds triple accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. Meanwhile, the QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked the University of Edinburgh #56 for its global MBA programme in the world. And, the Guardian University Guide 2023 ranked the University of Edinburgh #11 for its business management and marketing programs in the United Kingdom.

Q:   How are engineering courses at the University of Edinburgh for international students?

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The School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh offers a number of engineering programs to international students. The university is known for its highly-ranked engineering programs nationally and globally. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked the University of Edinburgh #93 for its engineering programs in the world. Also, the Guardian University Guide 2023 ranked the Edinburgh University #2 for electronic & electrical engineering and #13 for mechanical engineering in the United Kingdom.

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Average Accommodation Expense

INR 5.6 L (based on 65 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 2.2 L (based on 3 colleges)

Part Time Work
Permitted

Maximum of 20 hours per week of paid or unpaid work is allowed during course term for degree students in UK... Read more about part time work

Post Study Work Permit
Permitted

UK's graduate route visa rules may be replaced by a new norm that would cut the time period for overseas st... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
Pound 363 = INR 37,091.3
Visa Application Process
Moderate

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