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University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students, 4th year u/g students
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Apartment (Shared), Dormitory
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Nyieta Charlot
Program Description:

University of Edinburgh

The University

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of Scotland's ancient universities. It has expanded to become one of the largest universities in the UK with over 16,000 undergraduate students, and holds a worldwide reputation for excellence in research and teaching in a wide variety of subjects, especially the sciences. Courses are offered in biology, engineering, the humanities, languages, music, physical sciences, religion/theology, and Scottish studies. The University of Edinburgh has special strengths in computer science, economics and social history, electrical engineering, geography, natural sciences, and sociology.

For more information about the University of Edinburgh and their study abroad program, read the Edinburgh Study Abroad Fact Sheet.

The Setting

Edinburgh is the top destination for overseas and UK visitors to Scotland and has been voted 'Favorite UK City' for an incredible 13 consecutive years by the Guardian and Observer newspapers. 


While the University of Edinburgh is open to all majors, it has particular strengths in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Sociology, Economics, and natural sciences.


To view the full list of available courses, please use Edinburgh’s course finder. 


For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad.

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.     

Academic Calendar

Fall semester typically runs from September to December
Spring semester typically runs from January to May
You can view exact program dates on the university’s academic calendar.  


On-campus housing is guaranteed to semester and year-long study abroad students who apply by the deadline. Please review Edinburgh’s accommodation application and deadline for details on the process. 

Student Life

Study abroad students can get involved in many extracurricular activities while at Edinburgh including in Sports Clubs. To find out more about the 64 Sports clubs, visit the website of Edinburgh University Sports Union (EUSU). 

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     
For estimated program costs, please click on the Budget Sheet at the top of this brochure.

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    
Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines. 


Start planning your study abroad experience!

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 04/27/2018 05/04/2018 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 04/27/2018 05/04/2018 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/26/2018 11/02/2018 TBA TBA