Universities of Edinburgh

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Scotland’s capital city has a total population of under half a million, and students make up 12% of that! So you can see, Edinburgh is serious about inviting students from the UK and around the world to study here.

And with six different universities in the city, there are plenty of doors waiting to welcome you in! Let’s take a look at the various universities in Edinburgh you can choose. 

Universities to explore in this Study Page

Heriot-Watt University
* University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Napier University
* Queen Margaret University
* Royal College of Surgeons
* Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

Explore Edinburgh’s Universities

The six universities are as diverse and varied as the subjects they offer. Some are ancient Edinburgh institutions (literally!) whilst others modern and cutting edge.

Where Edinburgh’s universities differ in their history and the types of courses they offer; they are united by a modern approach to academia. All have an outward-looking approach to building and strengthening connections with other universities, research institutes and the business world.

Wherever possible, all six universities work together to enhance the quality of life for students coming to the city and their emphasis on proactive and independent thinking makes Edinburgh graduates desirable employees by some of the world’s leading companies. So while your every need is looked after while you’re studying in Edinburgh, you can be sure your prospects are being cared for, too.

Applying to an Edinburgh University

Demand is high for places in Edinburgh with record numbers of applications coming year after year from students from all over the UK and worldwide. If you’re planning to study at a university in Edinburgh, it takes careful planning to ensure everything is in place ahead of your application.

While you’re working hard on the planning side of things, let’s take a look at all five universities in more detail.

Heriot-Watt University
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Napier University
Queen Margaret University
Royal College of Surgeons
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)