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www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/information-sheets
Pre arrival advice and guidance
Visa and immigration advice
Airport welcome

Personal Tutor / Supervisor
Study support
Careers Service
Disability Service
MyEd

Social events programme: Global Horizons
Hospitality schemes
International Student Centre
Chaplaincy centre
On campus health centre

www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Only 7% of our graduates are seeking employment six months after graduation, compared to 9% nationally

Over two thirds already have graduate level employment compared to 50% nationally

3rd in the Russell Group for employability in the HESA Employability Performance Indicator table for 2009/10

Employers value our students: over 2,400 employers sought to recruit our undergraduates over the last 12 months through the Career Services online jobs board

International graduates with a graduate level job offer can apply to remain in the UK under Tier 2 Sponsored Skilled Workers Visa

PhD students will be able to apply to remain in the UK for a year to look for a job

Employability

Guaranteed housing for first year

Over 6,000 residential places for students

Centrally located, easy access to teaching facilities and city centre

Catered options and Self-catered apartments - mix of purpose built & recently renovated

Single rooms / some twin rooms available

Shared bathroom & kitchen / living area

24-hour residential wardens

Private alternatives available

Virtual Tours

www.ed.ac.uk/accommodation/virtual-tours

University Accommodation

Degree structure

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the majority of Honours degrees are 3 years in duration with specialisation from the outset

In Scotland, the majority of degrees are 4 years (Honours)

This is because Scottish degrees have lots of flexibility and choice of subjects to study in lower years, with specialisation by third year

Often this gives students the opportunity to sample several subjects before choosing in which to specialise

Ancient universities confer Master of Arts (MA) for undergraduate degrees in social sciences

UK Undergraduate Degrees

Over 30 libraries, including 20 departmental libraries offering tailored and in-depth specialist resources

Europe’s 3rd largest academic library

24/7 access to 600,000 electronic books and 20,000 electronic journals

Special collections

UK’s largest campus computer network

Located close to key learning resources, including the National Library and National Gallery of Scotland

Well established links with professions and industry

State of the art facilities and the opportunity to work with top academics

Learning Facilities

UCAS / University sends confirmation letter

Visa requirements / applying for your visa
Supply passport information when requested
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) issued by the University

University issues joining instructions
Available online / hard copy
Formal letter of admission
Information about the School you have applied to and the University’s services to help you prepare for life at Edinburgh
Introductory meetings with your School

Admission and joining
Pre-arrival preparations
Cost per week depends on the accommodation you choose

Standard tenancy contracts: beg-Sep to end-May
(Include Christmas and Easter holidays; no catering during holidays)

Rent includes heating, electricity, cleaner, phone, data facilities, personal contents insurance, 14 meals/week
(catered only)

Rooms have 24 hour access to the Internet

Applications open February to August

Majority choose to live in private accommodation after first year

Accommodation Office can offer guidance and advice on finding a place to live:
www.ed.ac.uk/accommodation-services

Costs of accommodation

Over 2,200 self-catered rooms in University flats specifically reserved for freshers, first year students and visiting undergraduates

All centrally located

Mix of purpose built & recently renovated

On average 150 students per block of flats with 3-6 people per flat

Single rooms / some twin rooms available

Shared bathroom & kitchen / living area

Flat Managers in charge of maintenance and welfare of students, helped by RAs (Resident Assistants)

Self-Catered Accommodation

What Happens Next?
Reply to your offers


Undergraduate
UCAS Firm acceptance / Insurance acceptance

Remember to reply by the deadlines
www.ucas.ac.uk/students/importantdates


Postgraduate
As soon as you meet your conditions, update your application in MyEd

Provide documents ASAP and accept offer online


The Edinburgh Masters

Multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research

Stimulating and supportive postgraduate community

Highly intensive 12 month full-time programme

Integrated transferable skills training

Preparation for further research

Links with industry & professional networking opportunities

Guest speakers from industry

Annual Fees for entrants in 2014
*Fixed annual fee rate for duration of degree


*Most courses
£15,250 (non-lab / class based)
£20,050 (laboratory / studio based)

Medicine
£23,450 (Yr1-2)
£45,400 (Yr3-5)

Vet Medicine
£28,450

Cost of living
£8,000 (estimate)



www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/finance/fees


Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Edinburgh degrees

Encourage independent thinking, reasoning and research skills

Emphasis on independent study, self-motivation and critical thinking

Taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials

Contact hours vary by subject
Humanities: average 12-15 hours per week

Science: average 20-25 hours per week

Normal study week around 40 hours

Assessment by coursework and examination

Study abroad option often available in 3rd year

Academic year is divided into 2 semesters:
Semester 1 15 Sep - 22 Dec 2014
Semester 2 12 Jan - 25 May 2015

Schools
Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Sciences & Community Health
Molecular & Clinical Medicine
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

5 Research Institutes
The Queen’s Medical Research Institute
Edinburgh Neuroscience
The Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Edinburgh Infectious Diseases
The Roslin Institute

Home to 11 internationally-outstanding, interdisciplinary Research Centres

www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine





College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Schools
Business
Divinity
Economics
Edinburgh College of Art
Education
Health in Social Science
History, Classics and Archaeology
Law
Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
Social and Political Science

Academic Research
18 Research Centres
Cross-School, pan-University and external links
Interdisciplinary excellence

www.ed.ac.uk/humanities-soc-sci
College of Humanities & Social Science
Research with Global impact
96% of the University’s research disciplines rated as world leading (RAE 2008)

Scotland’s leading research institution attracting record levels of investment in its pioneering work

£300 million awarded to the University for research in 2012/13

Over 1,000 international research collaborations

Our scientists:
created Dolly the Sheep
developed the first genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine
pioneered the first automated industrial assembly robot
devised technology used in today's smartphones
discovered how particles acquire their mass (Higgs boson) - a major step in our understanding of the physical universe

www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/english/language-support/overview


Personal Tutor / Supervisor
First point of contact if you have any concerns or problems

Institute for Academic Development (IAD)
Workshops, resources, one-to-one support for studying effectively, planning for exams, writing essays

Self-Study Support
Online resources to aid self-study (writing assignments, good grammar, recommended English learning websites)

Peer Proofreading
Trained, reliable volunteers proofread assignments, spot basic grammar and spelling errors

Support for your studies

Immigration Advice
www.ed.ac.uk/
immigration
Applying for your visa

Based at Pollock Halls, which accommodates just over 2,000 first year students within 9 Houses

Mixture of single (either ensuite or shared facilities) and twin rooms available, depending on the House selected

All Houses have common rooms and shared pantries

Pollock Halls facilities also include 2 squash courts, shop, computing micro lab, bar and cafes

Resident Assistants (RAs) organise social and sporting events for residents; help new students to mingle with others

Catered Accommodation
Undergraduate


Apply Now
www.contracts.accom.ed.ac.uk

What happens next?
If accepting Edinburgh’s offer…

Apply for Accommodation online
Whether accepting as UF, CF, UI or CI

Application guarantees and deadlines:
Undergraduates
must apply by 16 August
must be UF on UCAS by 30 August

Postgraduates
must apply by 31 July
must be UF by 31 July

Accommodation is only allocated once an applicant’s place has been confirmed (UF)

www.ed.ac.uk/schools-
departments/accommodation-services


Awarded on the basis of academic merit

Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships
15 worth £5000, 25 worth £3000

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships
30 awards
, cover the difference between tuition fee for UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student

Search for scholarship and funding opportunities:
www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/search-scholarships

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so

www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/home


Scholarships for the 2014-2015 session

Annual fees for academic year 2014-2015

Postgraduate Taught
£15,850+ (class based)
£20,550+ (laboratory)
£15,850+ (studio arts)

Postgraduate Research(MSc by research)
£15,850+ (book based)
£20,550+ (laboratory)
£15,850+ (studio arts)

Cost of living
£8,000 (estimate)

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

For up to date information on course fees and any additional programme costs:

www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/finance/fees


Encourages independent thinking, engagement in argument and demands self-motivation

Will provide you with:
Opportunity to work with world-renowned experts

An internationally-recognised qualification

Access to cutting-edge facilities

Analytical, technical and research skills

Ability to work independently

Teamwork in an international context

Enhanced communication skills

Motivational skills and commitment

Access to business and transferable skills training

The Edinburgh PhD

Taught degrees
MSc, MBA, MEd, MMus, MTheol, LLM
Usually 1 year in duration, 9 months taught,
3 months research
Assessed by coursework, examination and
a dissertation or project

Research degrees
MSc by Research, 1 year in duration
90% research
Assessed by coursework, examination and
a dissertation

MPhil, 2 years in duration
Assessed by thesis

PhD, 3 years in duration
Assessed by thesis

UK Postgraduate Degrees

University scholarships awarded on the basis of academic merit

Principal's North America Undergraduate Scholarships
5 worth £5,000

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate

Scholarships
15 worth £2,000

Early deadlines: 1 April

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so

www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/search

Scholarships for the 2014-2015 session

Study in Scotland

Education has been compulsory since 1496

Every year, more than 30,000 international students from over 180 countries choose to study in Scotland

15 universities
City centre or out-of-town campuses

More academic papers and citations per head of population produced in Scotland than in any other country in the world

The education systems in the USA, Canada and China mirror the model pioneered by the Scots

Vibrant cosmopolitan cities
Historical & cultural tradition


Schools
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Engineering
Geosciences
Informatics
Mathematics
Physics & Astronomy

Academic Research
Produced 42% of Scotland’s science & engineering research rated as world-leading (RAE 2008)
Interdisciplinary research and learning

www.ed.ac.uk/science-engineering




College of Science & Engineering

3 Colleges
College of Humanities & Social Science
College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
College of Science & Engineering

22 Schools
All research-active

119 academic disciplines
500 Undergraduate degrees
160+ Postgraduate taught courses
130+ Research degrees

Academic Structure
“You are now in a place where the best courses upon earth are within your reach… such an opportunity you will never again have.”
Edinburgh enjoys a moderate year-round climate

Edinburgh’s Climate

Distinguished Alumni
Charles Darwin
Naturalist

David Hume
Philosopher

Joseph Lister
Surgeon

Piers Sellers
NASA Astronaut

Gordon Brown
former UK Prime Minister

Adam Smith
Economist

James Clerk Maxwell
Physicist

Sir Walter Scott
Writer


Ian Rankin
UK's bestselling crime author

JK Rowling
Writer

John Witherspoon
Clergyman, signatory of US Declaration of Independence

Sir Chris Hoy
the UK’s most successful Olympian

The University
Historic & Prestigious

The University of Edinburgh: rated as the best place to be in the UK by international students
One of the top UK universities and study destinations within Europe

Ranked 7th in UK, 10th in Europe by THE World University Rankings 2013

Ranked 17th in the World by QS World University Rankings 2013

One of the world’s leading research universities, 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK (RAE 2008)

Excellent reputation for teaching & research - over 80% academic staff active in research

Innovative and quality assured teaching standards

Associated with 16 Nobel Prize winners - in areas such as Physics, Medicine, Economics

E-mail:
usa.enquiries@ed.ac.uk
/
canada.enquiries@ed.ac.uk


Call:
+44 (0)131 650 4296

Web:
www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

The International Office
The University of Edinburgh
33 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9JS
Scotland, UK

We’re Here to Help

The University of Edinburgh: voted the best UK university for clubs and societies by international students
Over 260 student societies
www.eusa.ed.ac.uk

65 sports clubs, 5* rated sports facilities
www.eusu.ed.ac.uk

The University has finished in the top 5 in the British Universities and Colleges Sport rankings every year for the last 5 years

Student radio station, weekly newspaper and the UK’s oldest student-run theatre company

Two art galleries, three museums

5 student union buildings

Student Experience

www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/careers

Provides an online database of employers offering temporary, part-time, summer internships and volunteering opportunities for students, in addition to graduate vacancies

Helps students develop career plans, provides advice and guidance on interview techniques, CVs and application forms

Hosts a wide range of employer presentations on campus, careers seminars, workshops and careers fairs

Provides information for international students who want to work in the UK or to return to their home country after their studies
Careers Service

Europe's Leading Destination in 2012


Population around 500,000, students make up over one tenth

Historic, cosmopolitan, safe, cultured city

One of the most vibrant cities in Europe and most desirable places to live in the world

World’s first UNESCO City of Literature

UNESCO World Heritage Site

12 annual festivals, including the world’s largest arts festival

Financial centre

Excellent transport network

The City of Edinburgh

“Edinburgh isn’t so much a city, more
a way of life… I doubt I’ll ever tire of exploring Edinburgh, on foot or in print."

An ancient university, founded in 1583

One of the largest universities in the UK

Over 30,000 students, more than 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000+ postgraduates

Over 11,000 international students from more than 130 countries

8,000 staff

3 Colleges, 22 Schools

Merged with Edinburgh College of Art

Located in the heart of Scotland’s capital city

Numerous networks and global partnerships:
The University


A-Z of Student Societies

Entrepreneurial Society
Exmoor Pony Trekking Section
Exped
Fair Trade Café
Film Society
First Aiding Society
Flamenco
Folk Song Society
Fonelisco Orphanage Project Society
Football Supporters Association
Footlights
Formal Attire Running Club of Edinburgh
Frequently Asked Questions Society
Fresh Air (Student Radio)
GameSoc
GEAS (Roleplaying)
Geography Society
Geolsoc
German Society
Goth and Rock Society
Hellenic Society
Highland Society
History Society
Hitch
Hong Kong International Society
Humanist Society
Hung Ga Appreciation Society
iCUE
Indie
Ink Magazine
International Relations Forum


Chemical Engineering Society
Chemical Society
Chess Club
Chi Soc
Childrens Holiday Venture
Chill Out Society
Chinese Cultural Society
Chinese Students' Association
Choc Soc
Christian Union
Classics Society
Clinical Psychologists in Training
Comedy and That
Composers' Orchestra
Computer Society
Confucianism Study Society
Conservative & Unionist Association
Create Society
Debates Committee
Diabetes Society
Diagnostic Society
Dirty Weekenders (Conservationists)
Drumming Society
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Economics
Edinburgh Exchange Support Society
Edinburgh Global Partnerships
Edinburgh Worshippers of Cthulhu Society
Engineering
Engineers Without Borders Edinburgh
English Language and Linguistics Society
English Literature Society




Aberdeen FC Supporters Club (EU)
African & Arabic Dance Society
African & Caribbean Society
African Relations Circle
AIESEC
Air Squadron
Amnesty International
Anime and Animation Society
Archaeology Society
Architecture Sans Frontier Society
Art Society
Baha'i Society
Ballroom Dance Society
Barnardo’s Society
Bhangra Crew
Big 2
BioSoc
Bisexual Lesbian or Gay (BLOGS)
Brass Band
Bridge Club
Bright Futures Edinburgh
Buddhist
Bulgarian Society
BUNAC
Capoeira Society

Catholic Students' Union
Celtic Supporters Club
Chamber Choir
Chamber Orchestra
Changeringers (Guild of)
Charity Fashion Society
Cheerleading Society 'The Vixens'



More information
www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/
info_sheets/
keeping_healthy.php


At present your Tier 4 visa allows you to...


International students are eligible to work
Part time (max. 20 hours per week)
Full time during the vacation

Please note:
International students are currently entitled to free NHS Health care and subsidised dental care - however, this may change with new legislation implemented in April. Any health care cost will be an upfront one-off charge made at the same time as the visa is obtained


www.eusu.ed.ac.uk


Roller Hockey Club
Rugby Club (Female)
Rugby Club (Male)
Sailing Club
Shinty Club
Skydiving Club
Snowsports Club
Squash Club
Sub Aqua Club
Swimming & Water Polo Club
Table Tennis Club
Tennis Club
Trampoline Club
Triathlon Club
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Volleyball Club
Weightlifting Club
Windsurfing & Surfing Club

Hillwalking Club
Hockey Club (Female)
Hockey Club (Male)
Hot Air Balloon Club
Ice Hockey Club
Judo Club
Ju Jitsu Club
Karate Club (Shotokan)
Karate Club (Shukokai)
Kendo Club
Korfball Club
Lacrosse Club (Female)
Lacrosse Club (Male)
Motor Sport Club
Mountaineering Club
Netball Club
Orienteering Club
Rifle Club

American Football
Archery Club
Association Football Club (Female)
Association Football Club (Male)
Athletics Club
Badminton Club
Basketball Club
Boat Club
Boxing Club
Canoe Club
Cricket Club
Cross Country
Curling Club
Cycling Club
Fencing Club
Gliding Club
Golf Club
Hare & Hounds (Cross Country)

Student Sports Clubs

www.eusa.ed.ac.uk

A-Z of Student Societies
continued…!

Oxvol (Oxfam Volunteers)
Palestine Solidarity Society
People & Planet
Persian Society
Philosophy Society
Photographic Society
Physics Society
Pizza Hereos
Poker Society
Politics Society
Pool Society
Portuguese & Brazilian Society
Postgrad Society
Pro Evolution Soccer Society
Psychology Society
Reeling Club
Renaissance Singers
Revelation Rock Gospel Choir
Romanian Society
Russian Society
Save the Animals Campaign
Savoy Opera Group
Scandinavian Society
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Scottish Ethnology Society
Scottish Romanian Language Link (SCROLL)
Scottish Socialist Students' Society
Self defence Society
Shekter Soc
Sign Society
Singapore Students
Singers (EU)

Snooker Society
South Asian Society
Spanish and Latino Society
Standing Ovation
Stop Aids
String Orchestra
Student Action for Autism
Student Action For Refugees (STAR)
Student Cancer Fund
Student Christian Movement
Student Newspaper
Student Scout and Guide Organisation
Students Supporting Street Kids (SSSK)
Studio Opera
Swahili Club
Swing Dance Society
Tai Chi Chuan
Taiwanese Society
Tango
Tennent's Lager Appreciation Society
Theatre Company (Bedlam)
Tibet Society
Trading & Investment Club
Travel Society
Twisters Association
Untapped Talent
Vedic Society
Veterinary Zoological
Wargames
Water of Life
Welsh Society
Yoga Society


Irish
Islamic Society
Italian Society
Japanese
Jazz Orchestra
Jewish Society
Juggling Society
Korean Society
Labour Club
Law Society
Liberal Democrats
Malaysian Students
Marrow Society
Mathematics & Statistics
Mature & Grad Medics
Mature Law Students' Society
Meadow’s Half Marathon
Medics
Mediterranean Gastronomic
MedSIN-UK
Mexicanos En Edimburgo
Middle Eastern Society
Model United Nations
Modern Dance Society
Movie Production Society
Music Society
Musical Medics Society
New Scotland Country Dance
Nightline
North American Student Society
Nursing Society
Officers Training Corps



Option

Core

Core

Example Humanities first year timetable
MA (Hons) Economics and Politics (Economic History as the outside course)
Option

Core

Scale = 0.5 mile


= City landmarks
= Park spaces
= University buildings
The University in the city
The Edinburgh
Experience

ISB Survey
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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

Ian Rankin, best-selling crime writer and University of Edinburgh alumnus
The Edinburgh
Experience

World Travel Awards 2012
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Experience

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Experience

Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and US President speaking to his son-in-law as he began his studies at the University of Edinburgh in 1786
The Edinburgh
Experience

Ranked 11th in the world, 4th in Europe by THE World University Rankings 2012/13
The Edinburgh
Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

The Edinburgh
Experience

Example Science first year timetable
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Economics as the outside course)

The Edinburgh
Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

UKV&I, Points Based System, Tier 4 General
The University of Edinburgh is a ‘Highly Trusted’ sponsor

When to apply:
No more than 3 months before course start date
Students cannot enter the UK more than 1 month before the start of their course

How do I apply:
To begin the process of applying for your visa, visit the UKV&I website
www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa

Scoring the points: 40 out of 40 points
30 points for admission, 10 points for finance
Step 1: Complete the online/paper application
Step 2: Attend biometric data collection appointment
Step 3: Submit your application

All supporting documents must be originals, including passport

*Nationality determines immigration requirement; if your passport is a full EU passport and has European Union stated on the front cover, there are no immigration requirements

The Edinburgh
Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

ISB Survey
www.eusa.ed.ac.uk

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

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Experience

International Student Support
The Edinburgh
Experience

The Edinburgh
Experience

North American Applicant Information Sessions Spring 2014
McEwan Hall
graduating hall of the University
Historic and
Prestigious

Why Choose Edinburgh?
Information for Applicants and Offer Holders

Degree Structure
&
Studying in Scotland

Admissions and
Joining

Accommodation
Student Experience
City of Edinburgh
George Square Gardens
International Student Centre
meet and interact with people from all over the world
Potterrow Student Union
home to the Advice Place, student association offices, relaxed study places, shop and a choice of cafes
The Meadows
University of Edinburgh Exchange Partners
www.ed.ac.uk/studying/visiting-exchange
University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
University of Sydney
University of British Columbia
Carleton University
McGill University
Queen's University
University of Toronto
Fudan University
Hong Kong University
Peking University
ERASMUS 180 links, 20+ countries
University of Delhi
University of Auckland
Massey University
University of Otago
Konkuk University
Korea University
National University of Singapore
Universidad de San Andres, Argentina
Universidad de las Americas, Mexico
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Barnard College
CalTech
University of California
University of Chicago
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Haverford College
Iowa State University
University of Miami
Michigan State University
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Austin Texas
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Washington University St Louis
Search for more Course information
Undergraduate degrees
Postgraduate degrees
Tuition Fees & Scholarships
Tuition Fees & Scholarships
Contact Us
Main Library
Europe’s 3rd largest academic library
Informatics Forum
a world-leading centre for Informatics and Computer Science
ECA Main Building
studio spaces, workshops, lecture hall and impressive Sculpture Court
Old College Quad
Law School, Playfair Library Hall, administrative hub
Pleasance sports centre and gym
two multi-purpose sports halls, dance studios, squash courts, archery & rifle ranges, climbing wall, boxing areas
Pollock Halls of Residence
largest accommodation complex, 9 houses, over 2,000 students, catered residences with computing facilities, study spaces and squash courts
Chancellor's Court
faces Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park
New College
School of Divinity
Core

Warmer in the Winter and Cooler in the summer
Same annual rainfall as New York and Rome....
USA & Canada Guide - Due to be updated in April 2014
http://tinyurl.com/USA-CanadaGuide

Visa Requirements / Applying for your Visa

Useful Notes
All supporting documents must be originals - including passport

Please ensure that your passport has enough time remaining in it for the full duration of
the visa you need

US and Canadian nationals applying in their home countries are considered "LOW RISK" nationals (!)
This means that while you must be able to provide evidence that you score the points on request, you do not need to send that evidence in with your passport and application for to the British Consulate in NYC
Only apply for the visa if you are confident that you could provide evidence if requested
Application timescales last year were quicker due to the 'Low Risk' route
NOTE: you must still send your passport and complete the application process

Visa application fee from April 2014: £310 (~$517USD and ~$573CAD)

Apply online and information about expedited applications:
https://legacy.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk

Visa Info Services contains information about expedited and in-person applications:
www.visainfoservices.com
The Edinburgh
Experience

13,000
Alumni residing in North America
Clubs or groups in a number of major cities
Most notably Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, New York City, San Francisco Bay, Texas and Washington DC

More details can be found here:
www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services/lifelong-community/north-america

A new office for the University has been established in New York City which will develop the University's links further and enhance the alumni experience
www.ed.ac.uk/about/edinburgh-global/overseas-offices/north-america-office




The Edinburgh
Experience

Students and Alumni
Edinburgh University North American Society (EUNAS)

One of the largest societies in Edinburgh
You can be as involved as you want (or not at all!)
Events all year round - election debates, voter registration, Thanksgiving events (both US and Canadian), Super Bowl Sunday party etc.






Degree structure

The Edinburgh
Experience

Degree structure

The Edinburgh
Experience

Example Humanities undergraduate degree structure


Year One English Language 1 / English Literature 1 / Other Subject A

Year Two English Language 2 / English Literature 2 / Other Subject B

Options: English Language, Single Honours Degree
English Language & Literature, Joint Honours Degree
English Literature, Single Honours Degree

Year Three English Language

Year Four English Language

Example Science undergraduate degree structure

Year One Biology 1 / Chemistry 1 / Other Subject A

Year Two Biology 2 / Chemistry 2 / Other Subject B

Options: Biological Sciences (or Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Development &
Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Infectious
Diseases, Medical Biology, Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, 
Physiology, Plant Science, Reproductive Biology or Zoology), 
or
Chemistry, (or Chemistry with Industrial Experience, with Environmental and
Sustainable Chemistry, with Materials Chemistry, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry)

Year Three Genetics

Year Four Genetics
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