Why Edinburgh

Discover what it's like to live, work and study at the University of Edinburgh.

Collage of images showingh CRM building in background with garden in foreground
CRM garden in Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is globally recognised for our research, development and innovation and we’ve provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 430 years. We are ranked 16th in world (2021/22 QS World University Rankings). 

Why choose Edinburgh

Living costs


The university is spread throughout the city, with the majority of buildings within walking distance. Edinburgh has the excellent transport links you'd expect of a capital city. Edinburgh airport is eight miles from city centre.

Travelling between University campus

Campus maps


University of Edinburgh World Ranking, 16th in world (2021/22 QS World University Rankings)

Local statistics about living, working and studying in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City