University of Edinburgh
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About the Program
Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh, with its ancient and modern buildings, its long and storied history, and its lively student atmosphere, is a very popular choice for study abroad students. Against the backdrop of elegance and striking beauty of the city it calls home, the university hosts a population of over 20,000 students. It offers an extensive range of courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, languages, religious studies, and music. Tulane students will directly enroll at the University of Edinburgh and take courses right alongside degree-seeking students.
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The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is similar in size to New Orleans yet has the social and cultural assets of a large city, making it one of the top tourist destinations in the UK. The city has been voted “Favorite UK City” by the Observer and the Guardian newspapers for the last 13 years. Situated only 26 miles from the east coast of Scotland and the North Sea, the city originally was built on Castle Rock. The present-day city is said to have been built on seven hills, alluding to the seven hills of Rome. The city is incredibly green and filled with old architecture, yet still bustling and modern.
- 3.0 CGPA
- Completion of 3-4 courses within the chosen field or department of study
Edinburgh offers a wide range of courses and you will be taught alongside students who enrolled on full degree courses in Edinburgh. We will always try to offer you a place on the courses you choose, but space may be limited in Honours level (3rd year) courses in popular subject areas.
Most courses are taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials, with laboratory work for science based subjects. The lectures form the main teaching frame-work and they provide a guide to the subject matter and set out the foundations on which you are expected to build. The tutorials will consist of a small group of students and will provide the opportunity to develop themes and discuss problems, usually on the basis of written work. The style of teaching at Edinburgh will probably differ from what you are used to at home. You may find that you have fewer hours of direct teaching and are expected to do more independent study. During the induction/orientation, advice and information are provided to help you adapt to their academic style.
Fields of Study
Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Celtic and Scottish Studies, Classics, Economics, English, Literature, History, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Psychology, Sociology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Earth Science, Ecological and Environmental, Ecology, Geography, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Political Science, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Economy
In Edinburgh, you’ll join a lively, close-knit community with hundreds of student clubs and societies to participate in. The university organizes clubs and activities specifically for international study abroad and exchange students, as well as giving you access to the over 240 student groups and 70+ sports societies that are active at the school. Additionally, the International Office’s student-run International Student Center organizes events and trips for international students, and serves as a gathering space for both visiting and degree-seeking students alike.
Almost all visiting students are guaranteed University housing as long as they comply with the deadlines. There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from, including self-catering flats and halls of residence with a full meal plan. En-suite rooms are available and unless you would prefer to share, you will have a single, private study bedroom. The University will provide plenty of information and advice to help you find the right accommodation for you.
Much like at Tulane, the residence life community at the University of Edinburgh helps to transition study abroad students into life in Edinburgh and Scotland. The residential community is inclusive and diverse, designed to facilitate your engagement with local university students and integration into Scottish life.
University of Edinburgh Study Abroad Website
Course Finder (Browse for classes)
Edinburgh Study Abroad Blog
Contact Past Participants
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