International Students

The University of Edinburgh is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan universities in the UK. It has students from approximately 137 countries in the world who account for around 25% of our student population. The School of Engineering is represented by many different nationalities and cultures who all work and study together at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This is shown by the number of institutes who partner the School from across the world, from China to Germany, the USA to Italy. Studying at the School of Engineering allows you to work with our academics who make these personal links and to benefit from them.


The School of Engineering welcomes applications to study an undergraduate degree from all international students through UCAS. The School also has specific admissions programmes for certain undergraduate international students; these are our 2+2 Programme and the Ameson Chinese Elite Programme. There is also a Study Abroad Programme which allows students to study for single semester, or single year as a visitor from an international university.


International students wishing to study Postgraduate Degrees can apply for their chosen programme through the university website. Simply select your chosen degree from the list of available programmes then click on the 'Apply' button on the programme page.

EUSA Global

The University's student association EUSA runs an award winning project, EUSA Global which is designed to promote student involvement in internationalisation at the University of Edinburgh. The project helps run schemes like peer proof reading, an international buddy scheme to help you settle in and various social events.

Moving to another country can be daunting, whether it's coming from Europe, or from much further away. Below are several links which can help you make this decision and ease the move. There is also more information about studying in Edinburgh in our Why Edinburgh section.

University of Edinburgh students gathered for a group photograph at the top of Calton Hill
University of Edinburgh students walking through Princes Street Gardens with Edinburgh Castle in background
International and visiting students enjoying Edinburgh
International students enjoying Edinburgh