Why Study in Edinburgh?
Few areas in the world can rival what Edinburgh city region
offers to students. We’re proud of our six diverse universities and
six contrasting colleges – there’s so much variety that you get the
best of all worlds.
Edinburgh’s city centre is beautiful, buzzing, compact and safe
– the perfect place for a fantastic student life. Year-round sporting and cultural
activity includes comedy, theatre, literature, film, dance, music,
rugby internationals, football, ice hockey, tennis and much more –
including Edinburgh's world-famous festivals. Numerous
bars, pubs, clubs and cafes provide a never-ending choice of places
to meet friends.
Edinburgh came second place in MSN’s top 10 UK University towns
2008. The results are based on the towns and cities that offer
students and visitors the whole package: great sights, sounds and
activities, good value and all-round atmosphere.
This cosmopolitan city is surrounded by a dramatic landscape of
mountains, valleys and lochs, edged by a stunning coastline.
The huge choice of student accommodation ranges from elegant period
flats in lively areas to modern halls of residence.
Edinburgh has won an impressive 12 Best City awards in recent
years, including the UK's Favourite City in The
Guardian/Observer Travel Awards.
More than anything, it’s our reputation for the highest standards of education
that proves to be the strongest attraction for students. The area
is a global influencer in education and research and development. Strong links between
academia and business ensure a real vocational advantage when you complete your studies in Edinburgh; the
area is also a world-leader in business, arts, science and
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