Why Study In Edinburgh?

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Population

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Universities In Edinburgh

Students looking to study at Universities in Edinburgh will experience a high quality education. The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked highly in global university listings. The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University are famed for their global five-star research institutions and Edinburgh’s Royal College of Surgeons is one of the world’s oldest medical professional institutions. Universities in Edinburgh have strong links between academia and business and the city is a world-leader in business, arts, science and technology. University fees for international students in Edinburgh are a little higher than other UK cities such as London and Manchester.

Population Of Edinburgh

Despite being the capital city of Scotland, it’s quite small in size and has a population of only 500,000 people. However, Edinburgh is still Scotland's second most populous city. Students make up one fifth of Edinburgh’s population. And 39% of students at ranked universities in Edinburgh are international, providing a diverse and inclusive atmosphere. So international students will feel at home in the city!

Edinburgh's fantastic culture

Edinburgh has a wide range of museums, art galleries, theatres and cinemas. It’s also home to numerous festivals and hosts the world’s largest arts festival. Edinburgh offers plenty to see and do for students all year round and has previously been labelled the UK's Favourite City! Edinburgh is filled with stunning architecture and you get a real sense of its history just by walking around the city.

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital. This cosmopolitan city is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of mountains, valleys and lochs, bordered by a stunning coastline. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are listed together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Attractions in the city include, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo and The Royal Mile.

Fun Edinburgh facts

  • Notable alumni from Edinburgh universities include Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Darwin and Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The world’s most pierced woman lives in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle is built on an extinct volcano

  • The world’s only knighted penguin lives at Edinburgh Zoo

  • Edinburgh is the second largest financial centre in the UK

  • The Encyclopaedia Britannica was first produced in Edinburgh