The University of Edinburgh

The university’s entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts students and staff from across the globe, creating a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities. We attract the world’s best, from Nobel Prize-winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

(Source: QS World Rankings Website)


The University of Edinburgh Fact Sheet

Fast facts


  • Edinburgh, Scotland

Number of Students

  • 43,380


  • 10,312


  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Science & Engineering

Notable Alumni

  • Charles Darwin - Naturalist and geologist whose radical ideas shaped modern thinking about where we come from.
  • Robert Stirling - A church minister who invented an engine that was two centuries ahead of its time

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • 4th in Linguistics
  • 6th in Veterinary Sciences
  • 11th in English Language and Literature
  • 13th in Arts and Humanities
  • 14th in Geography
    (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2019)


The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 83% of our research activity classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Research areas:

Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Science and Engineering and Animal research


in the world

QS World University Rankings 2020


in the world

for Linguistics - QS World Rankings by Subject, 2019


in the world

in Arts and Humanities - QS World Rankings by Subject, 2019


Edinburgh is a beautiful and historic city, regularly voted one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Large enough to offer something for everyone but small enough to feel like home, this modern and sophisticated European city has a diverse, multicultural community. Parks and green spaces are abundant, and the lush Scottish countryside and coastline are just a few miles away.

The Students' Association offers an array of bars, shops, cafés and entertainment venues.

(Source: The Complete University Guide 2020 Website)


The University of Edinburgh has various scholarships available for international students. Each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information, please contact the Inova Education team, we are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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