University of Edinburgh
|Type of Program||Affiliate|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Costs||Baylor tuition + housing to the host university|
|Housing||On or off-campus|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Special Requirements||Minimum 3.0 GPA|
|Program Director||Study Abroad office: StudyAbroad@baylor.edu|
Location:Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city and is famed for its beauty, history and for playing host to the world's largest Arts festival – The Edinburgh Festival. Edinburgh's captivating cityscape makes it one of Europe's greatest capitals. The city boasts dramatic views, from the neo-classical columns of Calton Hill to the 12th century castle which sits high above the centrer, creating a striking first impression. The city is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live, and has been listed as a World Heritage Site.
Edinburgh is a city of contrasts. The medieval ‘old town' sits beside the elegant Georgian ‘new town' creating a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture. The vibrancy of a capital city, which attracts over two million visitors per year, is complemented by the tranquillity of the parkland and public gardens that cover half the space in the city. Edinburgh might wear its history on its sleeve, but the city has a great nightlife and music scene, which is very much geared towards the large student population (the city has four universities and ten colleges).
Courses or Areas of Study:Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Business Studies, Celtic & Scottish Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computing & Informatics, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering & Electronics, English, Environmental & Ecological Scinces, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Math, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics & Astronomy, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies & Divinity, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Sports
For complete course listings and scheduling, please see here.
Housing:Students can live either on-campus or off-campus. The university provides plenty of options for accommodation for incoming international students. Most students choose to live on-campus as it is easier to meet people. You can live in either a self-catered flat (an apartment with your own bedroom and a shared kitchen & bathroom) or in a residence hall (a dorm-type living arrangment where you will have your own room). For more information about housing, please see here.
Application Procedure:Students are responsible for applying directly to the University of Edinburgh as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.
For more information about applying to this university, go here.
Costs:Students will pay tuition to Baylor and housing to the University of Edinburgh. Please note that students who live in university residence halls (not self-catered flats) are eligible for meal plans. For catered accommodations, expect to spend between 110 and 170 STERLING POUNDS a week. For self-catered accommodations, expect to spend between 55 and 100 STERLING POUNDS a week. Expect to spend around 40 STERLING POUNDS a week on food (this cost will vary depending on your lifestyle). Expect to spend at least 150 STERLING POUNDS for books for the semester (students have to pay for photo copies - they are not included in tuition). Note that you will have to purchase your books from local bookshops - you will not be able to purchase them at a university book store like the one at Baylor. It is your responsibility to find the books that are required for each one of your courses.
Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare. Plan to arrive at Edinburgh International Airport (EDI).
Legal Documents:A passport is required. Please note that you DO NOT need a visa if you are studying in Scotland for less than six months. Before you leave, MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE TO THE UNIVERSITY or you might have problems getting into the country.
Exchange/Affiliate University Contact:The International Office
The University of Edinburgh
57, George Square