University of Edinburgh
Founded in 1583, Edinburgh (a member of the U21 network) is one of Scotland's Ancient Universities and is consistently placed in the world's top 25 in many rankings as a highly prestigious university. There are nine Faculties of study, with around 120 Departments and Units covering Arts, Divinity, Education, Law, Medicine, Music, Science (including Agriculture), Engineering, and Social Sciences.
There are 16,000 undergraduate students and over 7,000 postgraduate students where approximately 5,000 are from overseas.
The University of Edinburgh is located in Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh, and many of the university's buildings are found in the city centre.
Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Owing to its rugged setting and vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture, including numerous stone tenements, it is often considered one of the most picturesque cities in Europe.
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Students must have a cumulative average of at least 73% to attend this partnership. Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of Edinburgh's exchange website.
UE semester 1: Mid September to Late December
UE semester 2: Early January to Late May
Course equivalency formula
ECA credits divided by 4 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
Please see course restrictions
LFS students can only take lower level LFS courses at Edinburgh.
English is an oversubscribed area of study at Edinburgh and resgitration is limited.
Full course load information
Normal Courseload: 60 credits per term/ 120 credit per year
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. Some exceptions may apply.
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
Students should submit their accommodation application
Please note that exchange students are guaranteed
accommodation, providing their application is submitted in
good time. The final deadline for receipt of accommodation
applications for September is 16 August and 30 November for