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Applicant Information Session Seoul March 2013. The University. 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 150 countries

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The University

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 150 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 of Edinburgh: rated as the best place to be in the UK by international students

ISB Survey

The University Historic & Prestigious

One of the top UK universities and study destinations within Europe

Ranked 5th in UK, 6th in Europe by THE World University Rankings 2012

Ranked 21st in the World by QS World University Rankings 2012

One of the world’s leading research universities(Research Assessment Exercise, RAE 2008)

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

Innovative and quality assured teaching standards

Associated with 15 Nobel Prize winners - in areas such as Physics, Medicine, Economics

research profile
Research Profile

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

Over 80% academic staff active in research

96% of the University’s research disciplines were rated as ‘world leading’ RAE 2008

1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK for research

(RAE 2008)

Over 1,000 international research collaborations

2 Science Parks have been established at the University

£250 million was awarded to the University for research in 2011/12

35 new companies , created by University staff or students in 2011/12

The City of Edinburgh

Europe's Leading Destination in 2012

World Travel Awards 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

“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.”

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

Distinguished Alumni

Charles Darwin, Naturalist

David Hume, Philosopher

Joseph Lister, Surgeon

Piers Sellers, NASA Astronaut

Gordon Brown, previous 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

Academic Structure

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

“You are now in a place where the best courses upon earth are within your reach… such an opportunity you will never again have.”

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

College of Humanities & Social Science

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





Edinburgh College of Art


Health in Social Science

History, Classics and Archaeology


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

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine


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

College of Science & Engineering


Biological Sciences






Physics & Astronomy

Academic Research

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

Interdisciplinary research and learning

UK Undergraduate Degrees

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

Detailed course information:

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 16 Sep - 20 Dec 2013

Semester 2 13 Jan - 23 May 2014

UK Postgraduate Degrees

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

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

Detailed course information:

The Edinburgh PhD
  • 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
What Happens Next? Reply to your offers


UCAS Firm acceptance / Insurance acceptance

Remember to reply by the deadlines


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

Provide documents ASAP and accept offer online

What happens next? If accepting Edinburgh’s offer…

Apply for Accommodation online

Whether accepting as UF, CF, UI or CI

Application deadlines

- UG must apply by 16 August

- PG must apply by 31 July (£250 deposit payable on application)

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

Limited time to accept the offer


Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2013-14

Most courses from £13,300 to £17,500

Postgraduate Tuition Fees 2013-14

Taught from £13,700 to £18,050+

Research from £12,000 to £18,050+

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

University scholarships awarded on the basis of academic merit

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships

15 worth £2,000

Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships

15 worth £5000, 25 worth £3000

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. Deadline 1 April 2013.

University Accommodation

Guaranteed housing for first year

Over 6,000 residential places for students

Centrally located, easy access to teaching facilities and city centre

95% single rooms / en-suite or shared

Flats / apartments

Catered / self-catered residences

24-hour residential wardens / ResLife team

After first year, approximately 1,000 University places for returning students

Majority choose to live in private accommodation after first year

Applications open February to August

Cost of Accommodation

Cost per week depends on the accommodation you choose

Rent includes central heating, electricity,

cleaner, phone and data facilities, personal contents insurance

Rooms have 24 hour access to the internet

Private accommodation alternatives

Accommodation Office can offer guidance and advice on finding a place to live

Virtual Tours:

Learning Facilities

17 libraries

Main library undergoing a £60 million refurbishment

Europe’s 3rd largest academic library

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

Support for your studies

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

Careers Service

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

  • Only 6% 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 Service’s online jobs board
    • Information on Tier 2 Sponsored Skilled Workers Visa:
Student Experience

Over 260 student societies

65 sports clubs, 5* rated sports facilities

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

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

5 student union buildings

International Students Centre

The University of Edinburgh: voted the best UK university for clubs and societies by international students

ISB Survey

International Student Support

Pre arrival advice and guidance

Visa and immigration advice

Airport welcome

Personal Tutor / Supervisor

Study support

Careers service


Social events programme: Global Horizons

Hospitality schemes

International Student Centre

Chaplaincy centre

On campus health centre

Student Life &Social Networking

Edinburgh Korean Students Society (EKSS) Facebook group:

Social gatherings

Pre-departure events

Guest Speakers

Follow the University of Edinburgh on Twitter

The University of Edinburgh on You Tube and ITunes U:

Future Events

Online Chat Sessions

Undergraduate Applicants and Offer Holders

w/c Monday 22 April 13:00-14:00 (GMT)

Postgraduate Applicants and Offer Holders

w/c Monday 22 April 14:00-15:00 (GMT)

Pre-departure Briefing Session

June 2013, date and time TBC

All events by email invitation

We’re Here to Help

Esther Sum

International Officer

The International Office

The University of Edinburgh

33 Buccleuch Place

Edinburgh EH8 9JS

Scotland, UK

E-mail: [email protected]

Call: +44 (0)131 650 4301