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The University of Edinburgh is a globally renowned university that has been providing higher education to students from around the world for over 425 years. It opened in 1583, making it one of the oldest continuously operating English language universities in the world. It has always been an influential institution, from the 16th century to today, where it is rated as the 12th best university in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2024). It has a reputation for graduate success and research intensity.
Edinburgh is often regarded the cultural and historical heart of Scotland, and is known internationally for its cultural heritage and high quality of living. It’s a multicultural city, a tourist destination and one of the greenest cities in the UK, along with being well-connected to the rest of the country.
The university is made up of three colleges, which together manage 21 schools offering a wide variety of postgraduate courses. Modern student support services, specialist academic facilities and one of the biggest academic libraries in the world make Edinburgh a leading choice for postgraduate students.
Graduates of the University of Edinburgh will join a distinguished and sought-after alumni network, which counts Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Darwin and Arthur Conan Doyle among its members.