Study in Scotland Information for Canadian Students

Studying in Scotland

Scholarship and ranking information for international
students who wish to study in Scotland.

Studying in Scotland

What is it like to study in Scotland?

There are 15 higher education institutions to choose from in Scotland, including world famous universities such as the University of St AndrewsUniversity of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh. Scottish universities offer some of the highest rates of student satisfaction for teaching in the UK, while graduates enjoy the highest rate of employment or further study in the whole of the UK.

Scottish universities are associated with excellence and each institution undertakes intensive research, meaning students are taught in an environment that is shared by academics looking to push boundaries in their field. Research at Scotland’s universities has led inventions and innovations such as the MRI scanner and development of keyhole surgery.

Scotland is less than one hour from London via plane, and just over 90 minutes from Paris. With international airports close by and a host of European cities a short flight away, Scotland is the perfect base to explore the best locations in Europe. Scotland’s fantastic pedigree in education, coupled with its vast history, make it a fantastic place for any international student to study and call home.

Tuition Fees in Scotland

International students from outside the EU are required to pay tuition fees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Tuition fees vary depending upon your chosen institution.

Scholarships and Funding

There are a variety of scholarship and funding options available to Canandian students studying in Scotland at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

  • Commonwealth Scholarships allow citizens of Commonwealth countries to study in Scotland.
  • Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme and fund full or part time courses at postgraduate level.
  • Royal Society Grants support international students studying science programmes in Scotland.
  • Saltire Scholarships are available to students from Canada, China, India and the USA and are for students studying at all levels in Scotland for one year.

Living in Scotland

Scotland has a rich and historic culture and heritage and is a fantastic place for an international student to learn, with a wide variety of activities to enjoy away from study. Scotland’s seven cities - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling, Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth – all offer traditional metropolitan life to varying degrees, but Scotland’s real beauty is to be found in its mountains, countryside and scenic landscapes.

The country is overflowing with monuments, castles, museums and striking architecture, paying homage to a long and storied history. Many of Scotland’s galleries and museums are free of charge and, whether it is kilt-wearing bagpipe players or traditional ceilidh dances, your stay in Scotland will be a memorable one.

Study in Scotland

If you are interested in studying at a Scottish university, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK Toronto today.

Scotland University Rankings 2020

Rank

Name

1

University of St Andrews

2

University of Glasgow

3

University of Edinburgh

4

University of Dundee

5

University of Strathclyde

6

University of Aberdeen

7

Heriot-Watt University

8

University of Stirling

9

Edinburgh Napier University

10

Robert Gordon University

11

Glasgow Caledonian University

12

Abertay University

13

Queen Margaret University

14

University of the West of Scotland

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