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University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory
Areas of Study: AACSB, AACSB - Business, Accounting, Advertising, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Computer Science, Earth Science, Economics, Engineering, English, European Studies, Film, Finance, French, Geography, Geology, German, Government, Graphic Design, Greek, History, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Italian, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad Language of Instruction: English
Program: Exchange
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Edinburgh from Calton Hill

The city of Edinburgh is home to 500,000 people, and it is one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in all of Europe. It annually attracts 2 million visitors, not just for its architecture, but also as a city rich in social, cultural, learning, and sporting facilities. Each year the city hosts such internationally renowned events such as the Edinburgh International Arts, Fringe, Film, TV, and Science Festivals. It’s not just a tourist destination, though, as it is also a commercial and financial center in the UK, the site of the Scottish Parliament, and just a short trip away from the coastline and the Scottish Highlands.


The University of Edinburgh was established in 1583, and his since provided students with a world-renowned education. Know as the Oxford of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the top five universities in the United Kingdom. There are over 20,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and from more than 120 different countries. This lends to a lively and divers student mix providing the opportunity, not just to study, but also to meet and socialize with people all over the UK and the world. Further, all the classes that are offered to their students are also open to study abroad students, creating greater educational opportunities for both domestic and international students.

The University of Edinburgh is very much an urban campus, which allows students to learn from the city and the campus. University buildings stand next to city buildings and ancient buildings share walls with more modern ones. It is not uncommon to be shopping in the Old Town in a store that occupies a building that is centuries old and located right next door to a modern, cosmopolitan restaurant or café. Edinburgh has perfected the maintaining of balance of the old with the new.


A list of the courses offered at Edinburgh is available on the International Student Website. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.


Students have the option of living in dormitories or apartments. The dorm option allows for students to choose between a catered housing plan (meal plan attached) or a self-catered housing plan where you cook your own meals. Most of the rooms in the residence halls are single rooms with attached bathroom facilities. More information regarding housing can be found on Edinburgh's accommodations page


For the Edinburgh exchange, students are responsible for paying:
Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.


Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.


In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator. (link:


Edinburgh is one of UM's most popular exchange destinations. If you are interested, you are encouraged to set up an appointment very early in the process so that you do not miss out on the exchange opportunities.

Please note that, in the UK, all classes are referred to as modules. 


Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/09/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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