University of Edinburgh


The University of Edinburgh is an ancient public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland, founded in 1582 and officially opened in 1853, and it is one of Scotland's four ancient universities and the sixth-oldest University in the English-speaking world. It is one of the world's top universities. Hosting students from 156 countries, the University of Edinburgh continues to attract the world's greatest minds. This institute has influenced the world for more than 400 years, achievements of the University are rewritten in history.

The institute's academic structure is based on three Colleges containing a total of 21 Schools. These are the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Science & Engineering, and College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine. The University of Edinburgh has explored space, published era-defining books, revolutionized surgery, and introduced the world to many discoveries, inventions, and ideas from Dolly the sheep to penicillin. Experts here continuously strive to reveal and uncover the unknown, unveiling new possibilities and transforming fiction science into fact for future generations.

The University embraces the vision of interdisciplinary research and shared ideas, which space across the boundaries of subject areas. The University of Edinburgh's mission is to disseminate, create, and curate knowledge. Being a world-leading institute of academic excellence, the University aims to provide the highest standards of teaching and learning environment and provide graduates who are equipped with the highest professional and personal standards.


This University has over 35,000 students, including  23,060 Undergraduates and 12310 Postgraduates. The cross-disciplinary culture of the University attracts students and staff from across the globe, creating a unique Edinburgh experience.

EUSA (Edinburgh University Students' Association) consist of the representative student council and student's union. This union represents the University's students to the world and also administers over 250 student societies.

EUSU (Edinburgh University Sports Union) runs over 65 sports clubs, including rugby, rowing, football, judo, gliding, korfball and mountaineering.


This institute has a wide range of accommodations available to its students, primarily within walking distance of the central area of the University. The University of Edinburgh guarantees university accommodation to a large number of its applicants. There are lots of options available for privately rented housing as per the need of students in the city of Edinburgh.


Following are global rankings of the University of Edinburgh.

  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the University of Edinburgh ranks 15.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the University of Edinburgh ranks 30.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the University of Edinburgh at 32.


University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL


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