Why Study in Scotland

From the Enlightenment to the present day, Scottish education has always been considered in a class of its own.

Scotland is home to nineteen universities, many of which are world-leading institutions. The University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews are some of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities.

The ever-changing academic landscape of Scotland also means that many of our more recent institutions have garnered respect for their progressive teaching methods, learning programmes, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Our strong academic history attracts thousands of students from overseas every year. Of these 40,000 48,000 international students, Chinese students make up the largest proportion, from over 180 countries, who choose to study in Scotland every year. You could join them.

Top Universities

Scotland boasts some of the top universities in the world  In fact, Scotland has more world-class universities per person than anywhere else!

Four of Scotland’s universities are ranked in the Times Higher Education Top 200 and according to the Office of National Statistics Scotland is the most highly educated country in Europe.

Amazing Discoveries

A major reason to study in Scotland is to be part of world-renowned research. Researchers in Scottish universities are responsible for many world-changing innovations, such as the MRI scanner and keyhole surgery. The high standard of Scottish education is reflected in the fact 99.9% of Scottish researchers are working in disciplines where world leading research is taking place.

With some of the most highly-rated scientific institutions in the world, studying in Scotland gives students access to world-class facilities and multiple centres of excellence.

Fabulous Location

Scotland has some of the major European cities right at its doorstep. London is less than an hour’s flight away and Paris is less than two. With regular flights and airports throughout the country, Scotland provides an ideal platform to experience the best sights Europe has to offer.

Best Student Experience

Scotland is bursting with exciting events all year round, which make it an ideal place to study and live. Every year there are over 350 festivals, from the biggest music acts at T in the Park, to the world’s largest arts festival at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. There is always something new and exciting happening in Scotland – another great reason to study in Scotland!

More than 94% of international students believe Scotland is a “good place to be” – so it’s easy to see why people choose to study in Scotland.