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Snapshot

Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Spring 2021

Advisor:

Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Edinburgh, University of

Overview

This program has an early application deadline.

Opportunity Description

The University of Edinburgh is located in the very heart of Scotland’s capital; a capital which is consistently considered one of the most desirable places to live in the world, and is also ranked the greenest in the UK.

What is unique about this program?

The University of Edinburgh has been at the forefront of knowledge since it was founded in 1583.  Today, the University is proud to be one of the world’s top 20 universities*, ranked 4th in the UK for research power and 23rd in the world for the employability of our graduates.  We welcome over 2000 visiting students every year and we’re pleased to say that 94% of our students would recommend the University of Edinburgh to others (16/17 results).

Students are encouraged to get involved with as many clubs and societies as possible while in Edinburgh, and there are over 240 to choose from: from Harry Potter to astrobiology, from chocolate to the Tango, there is a society out there for everyone.

What is unique about Edinburgh?

The city of Edinburgh, one of the greenest and most architecturally beautiful cities of Europe, stands high on the list of the visually exciting cities of the world. With a population of 500,000, it is a thriving commercial and financial center, the site of the new Scottish Parliament and a gateway to the coastline, hills and open country of the Scottish Highlands. Edinburgh annually attracts over 2,000,000 visitors, not just for its architecture, but as a city rich in social, cultural, learning and sporting facilities. Each year the city plays host to internationally renowned events such as the Edinburgh International Arts, Fringe, Film, TV and Science Festivals.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)