The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1582,with an aim of enhancing the position of university as a world’s leading research and teaching university, by a Royal Charter granted by James VI. The university, at all times, aims to provide the highest quality teaching and learning standards so as to ensure the complete growth of each individual. Also, the university aims to make a significant, sustainable, and socially responsible contribution to the development of society. The University of Edinburgh is also a member of Russell Group – an association of 24 leading research universities from the UK.Since its establishment – almost 400 years ago – the institute has been home for scientists, philosophers, and politicians who have played an instrumental role in shaping the modern world. Some of its graduates went on to sign the United States’ Declaration of Independence, some founded the Ivy League universities, and a few are also credited with bringing modern medicine to China.
Home to 27,625 students, the University of Edinburgh, offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes. In general, an undergraduate programme takes four years, where the first two years include – general, flexible study – so that students can study courses outside of the main subject area for most of thecourses. Such are the high teaching standards at the university that in a recent study conducted by the NSS – 86% students were found to be satisfied by the teaching methodology adopted at the university. An international ranking agency – QS World University Rankings – recently ranked the University of Edinburgh 17th in the world. The university, through its financial loan and assistance group, aims to make education affordable for every student; the financial assistance budget of £5million is a testimony to this.
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a historic, multi-ethnic, and a cultivated city, offering a unique living and learning experience. Voted favourite UK City for 13 consecutive years, Edinburgh is home to a diverse population comprising of people from all over the world. Apart from its excellent research and teaching facilities, the city offers various other avenues like its outstanding road, rail, and air transport links make the city accessible from all major cities in the UK and beyond.The University of Edinburgh is home to 27,625 students out of which 19000 are enrolled in undergraduate courses and 8500 in postgraduate courses. Edinburgh is constantly ranked amongst the safest places for an international student and itsStudent Barometer Survey ratings are testimony to this fact.
The university boasts of over 30 libraries, including 20 departmental libraries offering personalized and exhaustivehigh-quality resources. Moreover, the library includes 600,000 electronic books and 20,000 electronic journals, which can be accessed remotely at any time, with just a click of mouse. The university offers revolutionary services for its disabled student community, so as to enable them to successfully fulfill their student potential. Also, the university is home to Edinburgh University Students' Association – supporting over 260 student societies – and founded by the students, for the students. The university is also home to excellent sports facilities which include a cricket pitch, football field, rugby field, a squash court, and much more. The college has anaward winning Careers Service, where thecareers consultantsare linked to every School and organise a range of careers events in a wide variety of fields.