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1 International Applicants and Offer Holders – Canada

2 Why choose the University of Edinburgh? Academic programmes & Degree structure Historic and Prestigious Admissions, Joining and Visas Student Experience City of Edinburgh Student Finance Look at your postcard Why Edinburgh?

3 The University An ancient university, founded in 1583 One of the largest universities in the UK Over 30,000 students, over 20,000 undergraduates 36% students from outside the UK 140 different nationalities 8,000 staff 3 Colleges, 22 Schools Merged with Edinburgh College of Art Numerous networks and global partnerships:

4 The University One of the top UK universities and study destinations within Europe Ranked 20th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2011 One of the world’s leading research universities, RAE 2008 Excellent reputation for teaching & research – over 80% academic staff active in research Innovative and quality assured teaching standards Associated with 11 Nobel Prize winners Historic & Prestigious

5 The University in the city Scale = 0.5 mile

6 The City of Edinburgh Population around 500,000, students make up over one tenth Historic, cosmopolitan, safe, cultured city Favourite UK city One of the most vibrant cities in Europe and most desirable places to live in the world World’s first UNESCO City of Literature UNESCO World Heritage Site 12 annual festivals, including the world’s largest arts festival Financial centre Excellent transport networks

7 Edinburgh’s Climate Edinburgh enjoys a moderate year-round climate Warmer in the winter than most of Canada, cooler in the Summer….. Less rain than New York & Chicago…..

8 Edinburgh Inspiring Capital www.edinburgh- The City of Edinburgh

9 Distinguished Alumni Charles Darwin, Naturalist David Hume, Philosopher Piers Sellers, NASA Astronaut Gordon Brown, previous UK Prime Minister Adam Smith, Economist James Clerk Maxwell, Physicist Sir Walter Scott, Writer Ian Rankin, UK's bestselling crime author JK Rowling, Writer John Witherspoon, Clergyman, signatory of US Declaration of Independence “I studied Hume with fervour and admiration shortly before the discovery of relativity. It is very well possible that without these philosophical studies I would not have arrived at the solution.” Albert Einstein

10 Academic Structure 3 Colleges: College of Humanities & Social Science College of Science & Engineering College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine 22 Schools: All research-active 119 academic disciplines 600+ Undergraduate degrees 160+ Postgraduate taught courses 130+ Research degrees

11 College of Humanities & Social Science Business School Edinburgh College of Art School of Divinity School of Economics School of Health in Social Science School of History, Classics and Archaeology School of Law School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences School of Social and Political Science The Moray House School of Education Average first year UG intake: 2500

12 College of Science & Engineering School of Biological Sciences School of Chemistry School of Engineering School of Geosciences School of Informatics School of Mathematics School of Physics & Astronomy Average first year UG intake: 1500

13 College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Royal School of Veterinary Studies School of Biomedical Sciences School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine Average first year UG intake: 300

14 Edinburgh Degrees Encourage independent thinking, reasoning and research skills Emphasis on independent study, self- motivation and critical thinking Taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials Assessment by coursework and examination Study abroad option available for many degrees Academic year is divided into 2 semesters: Semester 1 17 Sep - 21 Dec 2012 Semester 2 14 Jan - 24 May 2013 (PGT Dissertation April – August)

15 Australia University of Melbourne University of New South Wales University of Queensland University of Sydney Canada University of British Columbia Carleton University McGill University Queen's University University of Toronto China Fudan University Hong Kong University Peking University ERASMUS 243 links, 23 countries India University of Delhi New Zealand University of Auckland Massey University University of Otago South Korea Konkuk University Korea University Singapore National University of Singapore South America Universidad de San Andres, Argentina Universidad de las Americas, Mexico Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile USA Barnard College CalTech University of California University of Chicago Georgetown University George Washington University Haverford College Iowa State University University of Miami Michigan State University University of Mississippi University of North Carolina Chapel Hill University of Pennsylvania University of Richmond University of Austin Texas University of Virginia University of Washington Washington University St Louis Exchange Partners

16 UK Undergraduate Degrees In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the majority of Honours degrees are 3 years in duration with specialisation from the outset In Scotland, the majority of degrees are 4 years (Honours) This is because Scottish degrees have lots of flexibility and choice of subjects to study in lower years, with specialisation by third year Often this gives students the opportunity to sample several subjects before choosing in which to specialise For A Level / IB holders, 3 year Honours degrees are often possible Ancient universities confer Master of Arts (MA) for undergraduate degrees in social sciences

17 Degree structure EnglandScotlandLiberal Arts Apply to Single / Joint “Major”Possible “Major”Core curriculum Year 1Degree“Major” & 2-4 subjectsCore curriculum Year 2Degree“Major” & 2-4 subjects Declare “Major” Declare Major Year 3Honours Year dissertation/ Research project Degree award: BA/BSc Honours Years Study Abroad Major Year 4 / exit qualification Degree awarded: MSc Honours Years Dissertation Degree award: MA/BSc Major Degree award: BA

18 Example degree structure - Humanities Year One English Language 1 English Literature 1 Other Subject A Year Two English Language 2 English Literature 2Other Subject B Options: English Language, Single Honours Degree English Language & Literature, Joint Honours Degree English Literature, Single Honours Degree Year Three English Language Year Four English Language

19 Example degree structure - Science Year One Informatics 1Mathematics 1 Other Subject A Year TwoInformatics 2 (Double course)Mathematics 2 Options: Computer Science (or Artificial Intelligence/ Software Engineering/ Cognitive Science - as Informatics courses common to all), Single Honours Degree Computer Science & Mathematics, Joint Honours Degree Mathematics, Single Honours Degree Year ThreeComputer Science & Mathematics Year FourComputer Science & Mathematics

20 Taught degrees MSc, MBA, MEd, LLM 1 year / Assessment is by coursework, examination and a dissertation or project Research degrees MSc by Research: 1 year / Assessment is by coursework, examination and a dissertation MPhil: 2 years/ Assessed by thesis PhD: 3 years / Assessed by thesis Postgraduate Degree Structure

21 Subject Info sheets: School websites: Detailed info: Applicant links






27 Offers: Unconditional / Conditional UK system based on post-offer exam results High School transcript ntdates Accepting an offer: UCAS Firm acceptance / Insurance acceptance 1 st choice Edinburgh and a back up? UCAS deadlines: 8 June (accept) MyEd portal Admissions and Joining - Undergraduate

28 MyEd Portal Conditional – provide documents asap Acceptance of offer / online University issues acceptance pack: Course info, CAS, Admissions info & joining instructions Admissions and Joining - Postgraduate

29 Tuition Fees - Undergraduates Annual fees for academic year 2012-2013 Most courses£12,650 (class based) £16,650+ (laboratory) £16,650+ (studio arts) Medicine£20,600 (Year 1 & 2) £34,850 (Year 3, 4 & 5) Veterinary £19,950 to Medicine£26,400 (varying for each year) Visiting Students£6,025+ per semester To determine whether you will pay tuition fees at the home or overseas rate:

30 Postgraduate Taught £13,050 (class based) £17,200+ (laboratory) £13,050+ (studio arts) Postgraduate Research £11,450 (book based) £15,000+ (laboratory) £11,450+ (studio arts) If any of you are unsure of your course fees, please click on the following link to search your 2012-13 Tuition Fee. This will also identify any additional programme costs: fee.cfm Tuition Fees - Postgraduates

31 Approximate weekly costSelf-catered flatHalls- half board Rent / Hall fees (Includes electricity, heating & contents insurance) £95£166 Food£50£15 (lunches etc) Phone (Landline / mobile – varies depending on package)£10 TV licence£2.80 Clothes£13 Travel£10 Books, stationery & photocopying£10 Laundry and toiletries£8 Fun£25 Total approximate weekly living costs£223.80£259.80 A typical weekly expenditure by a student could include: Managing money at university

32 Scholarships / Funding The University of Edinburgh is an approved recipient of Canadian Loans Undergraduate: Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships £2,000 (15), 2 nd April Principal’s North America Undergraduate Scholarships £5,000 (5), 2 nd April Postgraduate: Edinburgh Global Master's Scholarships £3,000 (25) & £5,000 (15), 2 nd April Saltire Scholarships £2000 (200), 1 st June – PGT or PhD (only valid for one year) Scholarships

33 UKBA, Points Based System, Tier 4 The University of Edinburgh is a ‘Highly Trusted’ sponsor Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies – CAS (reference number) Visa application fee from April 2012: £289 ($450 CAD approx.) International Office Advice: Apply online and information about expedited applications: Visa Info Services: : - also contains information about priority service in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton, Halifax and St John’s. When to apply: no more than 3 months before course start date Students cannot enter the UK more than 1 month before the start of their course. Admissions and Joining: Immigration/Visas

34 PBS Tier 4; 30 points for admission, 10 points for finance Step 1: Complete the online application Step 2: Attend biometric data collection appointment Step 3: Submit your application All supporting documents must be originals – including passport. “LOW RISK” nationals: US and Canadian nationals applying in their home countries are considered “low risk” nationals. This means that while you must be able to provide evidence that you score the points on request, you do not need to send that evidence in with your passport and application form to the British Consulate in NYC. Only apply for the visa if you are confident that you could provide the evidence if requested. Application timescales last year were quicker due to the Low Risk route. NOTE: you must still send your passport and complete the application process. Admissions and Joining: Immigration/Visas

35 At present….. International students are eligible to Work part - time (max. 20 hours per week) Work full time during the vacation International graduates with a graduate level job offer can apply to remain in the UK: International students are entitled to free NHS Health care and subsidised dental care: Admissions and Joining: Immigration/Visas

36 University Accommodation Guaranteed housing for first year Over 4,000 first year students live in University accommodation Centrally located – easy access to teaching facilities and city centre 95% single rooms Catered / self-catered residences En-suite rooms/ shared facilities ResLife Support Applications open now until August (allocated from June) departments/accommodation-services/new-prospective/

37 = Self catered flats = Self catered houses = Catered halls = Teaching sites

38 Learning Facilities 17 libraries Main library undergoing a £60 million refurbishment Special collections UK’s largest campus computer network Located close to key learning resources, including the National Library and National Gallery of Scotland Well established links with professions and industry State of the art facilities and the opportunity to work with top academics

39 Student Experience Over 260 student societies 65 sports clubs Student radio station, weekly newspaper and the UK’s oldest student-run theatre company 5* rated sports facilities The University has finished in the top 5 in the British Universities and Colleges Sport rankings every year for the last 5 years 5 student union buildings International students’ centre

40 African & Arabic Dance Society Amnesty International Anime and Animation Society Architecture Society Art Society Astronomy Society Baha'i Society Ballroom Dance Society (EUBDS) Barbershop Society BioSoc Bisexual Lesbian or Gay BLOGS Brass Band Bright Futures Edinburgh Bruneian Edinburgh Society Buddist Society BUNAC Catholic Students' Union Chamber Choir Chamber Orchestra Charity Fashion Society Chemical Engineering Society Chemical Society Chess Club Chinese Cultural Society Chinese Students' Association Choc Soc Christian Union Clinical Psychologists in Training Composers' Orchestra Debates Committee Diagnostic Society Dirty Weekenders (Conservationists) Drumming Society Economics Edinburgh Language Ambassadors Edinburgh Global Partnerships Engineering English Language and Linguistics Society Fair Trade Café Film Society First Aiding Society Football Supporters Association Fresh Air (Student Radio) GameSoc Geography Society Geology Society German Society ‘Deutsch Macht Spass’ Goth and Rock Society Hellenic Society Highland Society History Society Hong Kong International Society International Development Society International Relations Society Student Experience Societies

41 Irish Sociery Islamic Society Japanese Society Jazz Orchestra Jewish Society Juggling Society Korean Society Law Society Malaysian Students Mathematics & Statistics Medics Mexicanos En Edimburgo Middle Eastern Society Model United Nations Modern Dance Society Movie Production Society Music Society Officers Training Corps Orthodox Christian Student Society Paintball Society Persian Society Philosophy Society Photographic Society Politics Society Polish Society Postgrad Society Revelation Rock Gospel Choir Romanian Society Rubik’s Cube Society Russian Society Salsa Society Savoy Opera Group Scandinavian Society Self defence Society Shakespeare Company Singapore Students Slavic and Baltic Society Social Anthropology Society South Asian Society Spanish Society Stop Aids Society String Orchestra Student Action For Refugees (STAR) Student Cancer Fund Student Newspaper Swahili Club Taiwanese Students’ Society Tango Society Theatre Company (Bedlam) Untapped Talent Vegetarian Society Veterinary Zoological Wargames Society Yoga Society Student Experience Societies

42 Aikido Club American Football Club Archery Club Association Football Club Athletics Club Badminton Club Basketball Club Boat Club Boxing Club Canoe Club Cricket Club Curling Club Cycling Club Fencing Club Gaelic Football Club Gliding Club Golf Club Hillwalking Club Hockey Club Hot Air Balloon Club Ice Hockey Club Judo Club Ju Jitsu Club Karate Club Kendo Club Kickboxing Club Korfball Club Lacrosse Club Motor Sport Club Mountaineering Club Netball Club Orienteering Club Polo Club Riding Club Rifle Club Roller Hockey Club Rugby Club Rugby Fives Sailing Club Shinty Club Skydiving Club Snowsports Club Squash Club Sub Aqua Club Swimming & Water Polo Club Table Tennis Club Taekwondo Club Tennis Club Trampoline Club Triathlon Club Ultimate Frisbee Club Volleyball Club Weightlifting Club Windsurfing & Surfing Club Sports Clubs Student Experience

43 Performance Academic courses Bedlam Societies Festivals 9lmA0 Student Experience Arts

44 Student Support Pre arrival advice and guidance Visa and immigration advice Airport welcome Social events programme: Global Horizons Director of studies Study support On campus health centre Chaplaincy centre MyEd

45 The University of Edinburgh: rated as one of the world’s top study destinations by international students ISB March 2011

46 Careers The Careers Service provide an online database of employers offering temporary, part-time and vacation work for students, in addition to graduate vacancies Helps students find work experience, volunteering opportunities and explore their options after graduation Provides advice and guidance on interview techniques, CVs and assessment centres Information regarding previous graduate destinations Specific International Advisors with experience placing students into employment overseas 3 rd most recognised UK university with North American employers – after Oxbridge

47 Student Experience – Alumni

48 We’re Here to Help The International Office The University of Edinburgh 57 George Square Edinburgh Scotland, UK E-mail: Call: +44 (0)131 650 4296

49 Questions?

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