The World Endeavors Study in Scotland – University of Edinburgh program takes place in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. Students who come here become part of a deep-rooted and lively academic community, studying under highly distinguished faculty and among bright, motivated, and curious fellow students. Instruction is a combination of lectures, which form the backbone of each course, and tutorials, where students meet with instructors in small groups. The intellectual community extends beyond the university’s grounds as Edinburgh is one of the most educated cities in the United Kingdom, sometimes called “the Athens of the North.” And there’s more to student life in Edinburgh than going from class to the library and back again. World-famous arts festivals come to the city every year, a grand and wild Beltane celebration is held every first of May, and the university campus is home to hundreds of student associations and extracurricular activities. It’s the perfect place to study, explore, make new friends, and learn just how much Scotland has to offer.


The University of Edinburgh is a good fit for students looking for an academically rigorous study abroad experience in a world-class city. To have the most success with the British style of instruction, students should be self-motivated and committed to their field of study. And, there are also plenty of campus clubs, organizations, and university traditions for students who want to become more connected to the university community.



Nestled in the Scottish lowlands on the south coast of the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh is an ancient and cosmopolitan city surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is home to many important sites from the country’s history, including ancient Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and an abundance of historic churches, burial grounds, and monuments. But this is not a city stuck in the past: today’s Edinburgh is sophisticated and lively. The annual Edinburgh International Festival, which includes events in theater, dance, opera, music, and visual arts, is one of the biggest arts events in Europe. Whether or not there’s a major event happening in town, it’s always easy to find good food, interesting shops, and fun neighborhood pubs—students who come to Edinburgh never run out of new things to see and do.



Heather studied abroad with World Endeavors at Edge Hill College in Northern England.

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“While I didn’t stay in Scotland long, I immediately felt at home there, and definitely struggled with leaving. The rugged beauty of the land is invigorating and peaceful at once; the people are incredibly welcoming and love to share stories of their day to day lives, as well as their history. I found in Scotland a happiness I didn’t know existed, and yearn to return every day.”

- Nyssa, Program Advisor

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After successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by the University of Edinburgh.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.


•    Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
•    Proficiency in English is required.


Students take four to five courses per semester.



World Endeavors students at the University of Edinburgh live in university housing, which may be dormitories or student apartments. Both dormitories and apartments provide shared rooms with shared kitchens and baths. Students prepare their own meals. All university housing has access to the internet, and students are provided with university e-mail addresses. Most residences are located within a twenty-minute walk of the main academic buildings of campus. Single rooms are also available for an additional fee.

Dates And Costs

FALL SEMESTER:  September 10 – December 19, 2016

 – Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

SPRING SEMESTER:  January 11 – May 26, 2017

 – Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.


Program Name Cost
Study In Scotland (University Of Edinburgh) $16,990


  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from the University of Edinburgh
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Cell phone rental



  • Round-trip transportation to Edinburgh
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses


How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.