About

Our University

The University of Edinburgh is proud to be one of the world’s top universities. Since 1583, the University of Edinburgh has been changing the world. Ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world year on year, we are currently placed 19th in the QS World University Rankings (2016-17). 

From its first year, Edinburgh has been educating people to exceptional levels, innovating and inspiring real changes around the world. Edinburgh alumni have played key roles in everything from the development of anaesthetic to Darwin’s The Origin of the Species to Dolly the Sheep and the Higgs-boson. Our mindset has never changed and we continue our proud tradition of breaking boundaries and pushing revolutionary ideas.

Set in the heart of a vibrant and historic capital city, the University of Edinburgh maintains its academic reputation with 96% of academic departments producing world-leading research.

Bringing together students of 150 different nationalities, the University of Edinburgh is a proud and diverse institution which draws together people from around the world, forging friendships and connections for life.

 

Our Summer School

Our Summer School provides innovative and inspiring education throughout the summer months to students from around the world. Our programme is designed to combine top-class teaching with an exciting social programme, allowing even more people to benefit from studying with the University of Edinburgh.

Our dynamic and immersive social programme offers our students the opportunity to experience Edinburgh’s vibrant culture whilst meeting new friends from all over the world. You can find out more about what we offer in our Summer in Edinburgh section.