University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583, making it one of Scotland's oldest universities

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It is the largest university in Scotland and one of the most multicultural, attracting more than 31,000 students from 140 different countries.

The university was recently voted one of the top 10 universities in Europe and one of the top 20 in the world. Edinburgh is also a member of a number of prestigious national and international organisations, including the Russell Group, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21.

As an internationally renowned centre for academic excellence, the University of Edinburgh is the site of many world-class research achievements in the fields of genetics, education, and computer science, among others.

Former students include former UK Prime Minister the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, former MI5 director Stella Rimington, astronaut Piers Sellers, and authors Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as nine Nobel Prize winners, including Professor Charles Barkla and Max Born.

Chevening and the University of Edinburgh

The excellence of the University of Edinburgh’s research and teaching is recognised around the world; leading to collaborations with key international universities, companies, and organisations, including Chevening.

Edinburgh says:

‘Having joint scholarships with Chevening allows the university to work closely with Chevening, and helps us to increase the number of students we can support each year.’ ‘The Chevening Scholarships programme attracts outstanding postgraduate students from around the world and provides scholars with the opportunity of studying at institutions across the UK. We have complete confidence in the selection process and in the administrative arrangements carried out by the Chevening Secretariat. Due to the highly competitive nature of the Chevening Awards, we are confident that the scholars selected for a scholarship have obtained outstanding academic achievement.’

The university has worked with Chevening over many years and has hosted welcome events for Chevening Scholars studying across Scotland and the north of England.

Who do the University of Edinburgh support?

The University of Edinburgh welcomes applications from the country list below in any subject. This year, Edinburgh is also generously co-funding a number of awards available to applicants from:

  • Nigeria
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • Brazil

All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at Edinburgh are encouraged to select the university as their first preference in their Chevening application.