- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application (firm)
About the Program
The University of Edinburgh
, founded in 1583, offers excellence in teaching and research in a wide range of subjects. With a campus perfectly situated in the heart of Edinburgh near Holyrood Park
, Edinburgh boast a student population of 23,000 students coming from all over the UK and the world. The Edinburgh University Students Association
supports over 130 clubs and societies and plans events and concerts throughout the academic year. Societies at Edinburgh include everything from Best Buddies Edinburgh
to the Folk Society
, so there is something for everyone.
The University of Edinburgh is located in Edinburgh
, the capital of Scotland since the medieval period. The second more visited city in the UK, Edinburgh is a city filled with centuries of history and culture. Famous for its ancient castle
, Royal Mile
, medieval center, and Georgian architecture has led the city to be nicknamed the "Athens of the North". The entire city center, which includes many buildings which are part of the University of Edinburgh, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Full year: early September to late May
- Fall: early September to mid-December
- Spring: early January to late May
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: Arabic, Art/Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology
Students are not restricted to any one department and may take courses in years 1-3, keeping in mind that prerequisites may be required for some courses. To take honors level courses (year 3 courses) students must have met the stated pre-requisite for the course as well as have a 3-4 course background in the appropriate academic subject. Please reference course information at Edinburgh.
Please note that Honors level courses in History, Art History, English, Psychology, Philosophy, and Politics may be difficult to get into due to high demand.
**Please also note that Georgetown will not grant credit for the University of Edinburgh's Parliamentary Programme.**
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 60 Edinburgh credits (3-4 courses)
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 40
You are required to live in program housing
as housing at Edinburgh is guaranteed.
You have two housing options:
- Catered residence hall: a traditional dormitory with a dining hall attached or nearby (meal plan included in the housing fee)
- Self-catered hall: apartment and suite style residence hall, where you will have access to a shared kitchen (meal plan not included)
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website
Hoya Alex Coopersmith takes us through Edinburgh on @GUAbroad Snapchat.
Stories Beyond the Hilltop Blog
Learn more about Hoya experiences in Edinburgh in Stories Beyond the Hilltop.