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University of Edinburgh

VISION

Students majoring in Biology, Business & Economics, Psychology, or Philosophy are encouraged to apply for a semester at the University of Edinburgh. The inspiring capital of Scotland is a historic, cultured city that offers a unique living and learning experience.

Consider joining a lively academic environment in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. This cosmopolitan, safe and welcoming atmosphere encourages international students to feel at home quickly. Edinburgh's international reputation for excellence is well founded, with the University recognized regularly for teaching and research excellence.

Students in other majors wishing to study at University of Edinburgh MUST file a petition for study along with the seat application. See the "Can I Study at Other Programs?" page.

QUALIFICATIONS

To gain eligibility you must:

  • Have at least Sophomore standing at the time of application
  • Major or Minor in Philosophy, Biology, Psychology, or Business and Economics
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0

CREDIT

Scottish universities have twice the credit hours of most European universities. Sixty-credit hours is the minimum number of credits per semester at University of Edinburgh. That means, three 20-credit classes constitute the minimum load a student may take at Edinburgh and will come back to Gordon at 15 credit hours.

10 University of Edinburgh credits = 2.5 Gordon credits
20 University of Edinburgh credits = 5 Gordon credits.

Global Understanding core credit can be fulfilled by this semester program when students participate in COR210 pre-departure and COR211 upon re-entry. Lab fees apply.

COST

The cost of study at Edinburgh is the same as regular Gordon tuition and fees for a semester. Accepted students may apply all regular scholarships to the cost of the program. These costs cover:

  • tuition
  • room & board**
  • athletic fees
  • all associated academic fees.

**Housing and meals (catered accommodation) is guaranteed to all international students accepted by the university. However, students may choose self-catered accommodation. In the latter case, no meal plan would be charged by Gordon on the student account. Fees charged by the University to maintain accommodation through the semester break are paid by Gordon.
 
Not covered:

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Independent travel

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES

Students wishing to study abroad must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with the Global Education Office.

FALL SEMESTER:
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by March 1. You will be notified within five days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. UE's fall application deadline is May 31.

SPRING SEMESTER:
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by September 30. You will be notified within five days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. UE's spring application deadline is October 31.

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