International students

Opportunities and support for international students.

Global community

The University of Edinburgh is home to staff and students from over 130 countries. Of its 35,000 students, over 30% are from abroad.  The University is well aware of the big cultural and intellectual changes involved in moving to a different country, and we work to make the transition easier by creating a welcoming, friendly environment.

The International Student Advisory Service provides students with a range of support services and social opportunities to help you make the most of your time in Edinburgh, including:

  • welcome and orientation events
  • social and cultural opportunities
  • immigration advice and student welfare support.

International Student Advisory Service

Study options

International students have the opportunity to study one of our undergraduate degrees, with some students having the opportunity to apply for to Global Select, a pathway programme as a route onto one of our undergraduate degrees. 

Our degrees

Some students may be able to study with us as a visiting student under the Study Abroad International or Erasmus Exchange programme.

Visiting student opportunities

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees can be found in our country lists.  If your country is not listed, please get in touch with the College of Science and Engineering Recruitment and Admissions team. 

Entry requirements by country

Contact details - College of Science and Engineering Recruitment and Admissions team

All students will be required to meet our English language requirements.

English language requirements

Supporting your application

Our colleagues in Edinburgh Global regularly visit schools and attend exhibitions overseas.  They also run online chat sessions for prospective students who wish to ask questions or learn about study opportunities.

Edinburgh Global - visits and online chats

In addition, academic staff at the School of Physics and Astronomy are happy to talk to those interested in studying here during our online virtual events.

School virtual events