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Choosing where in the world to study can often be just as difficult as choosing the university itself. Here are just a few of the many reasons why Scotland is the perfect destination and some details on how you can study here!
Scotland has the highest number of world-renowned universities per head of population than anywhere else in the world. The quality of teaching in Scottish universities is recognised internationally and the world-leading research undertaken within their facilities is cutting-edge. In fact, previous innovations from researchers in Scotland include the MRI scanner, the development of keyhole surgery, the cloning of “Dolly the Sheep” and the theory that first pointed to the existence of the Higgs Boson Particle!
Perhaps the most attractive quality of Scottish universities is their strong focus on employability. In fact, nine out of ten graduates from universities in Scotland go on to work or further study within six months of graduating. They also have the highest starting salaries in the UK.
How much will it cost?
If you are from a country within the European Union, you should not have to pay any course fees for your first degree. The vast majority of undergraduate students from the EU and Scotland are entitled to have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
International students from outside the European Union have to pay course fees in full. However, there are many scholarship programmes available which can cover the cost of either all or a part of your degree. Check the Study in Scotland website for more details.
How to apply
For undergraduate courses you can apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Centre (UCAS). Each university has its own entry requirements but they all require you to demonstrate your English language proficiency in order to make sure you can understand and complete the coursework and participate in lectures and tutorials. Most universities will require proof of your ability in English through one of the following:
- A successfully completed academic qualification from an English-speaking country
- An English qualification certificate as part of your High School studies
- A qualification from sitting an approved English language test (such as IELTS, CAE or CPE)
- An English-language certificate
At inlingua Edinburgh, we can help you to prepare for university in Scotland with our General English and Exam Preparation courses. You can browse our course options here or contact us for more details.