Visit – Edinburgh University, May 2015

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Mhairi Leask presented the university.  Contact her for a feel for how competitive the course is – mhairi.leask@ed.ac.uk

  • Founded 1583
  • 32k students
  • 1-3 international
  • 17th in QS world rankings
  • Variously ranked according to the criteria
  • CERN link – Professor Higgs – Nobel-prize winner
  • Fringe – largest Arts Festival in world in August
  • Very high demand – 30k applications for 3.3k places – College of Arts
  • Medical School
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • 4 year degrees
  • Normal study week – c40 hours.
  • Contact hours – 12-25 hours per week.
  • Exchange partners – Autralia, McGill – Toronto – China – N Zealand – Singapore – Barnard, CalTech, UC, Chicago, Georgetown etc
  • For subject information see http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees
  • Free for EU but not UK.  Switzerland not considered part of EU.
  • Scholarships – available for those holding offers to apply to.
  • 51k applications – c5.5k places. ie 10% admit rate!
  • 18th in world for employability
  • Lots of student societies and sports club.  Top 5 in sports in UK.