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1 Applicant Information Session Seoul March 2013

2 The University An ancient university, founded in 1583 One of the largest universities in the UK Over 30,000 students, more than 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000+ postgraduates Over 11,000 international students from more than 150 countries 8,000 staff 3 Colleges, 22 Schools Merged with Edinburgh College of Art Located in the heart of Scotland’s capital city Numerous networks and global partnerships:

3 The University Historic & Prestigious One of the top UK universities and study destinations within Europe Ranked 5 th in UK, 6 th in Europe by THE World University Rankings 2012 Ranked 21 st in the World by QS World University Rankings 2012 One of the world’s leading research universities (Research Assessment Exercise, RAE 2008) Excellent reputation for teaching & research - over 80% academic staff active in research Innovative and quality assured teaching standards Associated with 15 Nobel Prize winners - in areas such as Physics, Medicine, Economics The University of Edinburgh: rated as the best place to be in the UK by international students ISB Survey

4 Research Profile Scotland’s leading research institution attracting record levels of investment in its pioneering work Over 80% academic staff active in research 96% of the University’s research disciplines were rated as ‘world leading’ RAE st in Scotland and 5 th in the UK for research (RAE 2008) Over 1,000 international research collaborations 2 Science Parks have been established at the University £250 million was awarded to the University for research in 2011/12 35 new companies, created by University staff or students in 2011/12

5 The City of Edinburgh Europe's Leading Destination in 2012 World Travel Awards 2012 Population around 500,000, students make up over one tenth Historic, cosmopolitan, safe, cultured 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 network “Edinburgh isn’t so much a city, more a way of life… I doubt I’ll ever tire of exploring Edinburgh, on foot or in print.” Ian Rankin, best-selling crime writer and University of Edinburgh alumnus

6 The University in the city Scale = 0.5 mile

7 Distinguished Alumni Charles Darwin, Naturalist David Hume, Philosopher Joseph Lister, Surgeon 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 Sir Chris Hoy, the UK’s most successful Olympian

8 Academic Structure 3 Colleges: College of Humanities & Social Science College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine College of Science & Engineering 22 Schools: All research-active 119 academic disciplines 500 Undergraduate degrees 160+ Postgraduate taught courses 130+ Research degrees “You are now in a place where the best courses upon earth are within your reach… such an opportunity you will never again have.” Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and US President speaking to his son-in- law as he began his studies at the University of Edinburgh in 1786

9 College of Humanities & Social Science Ranked 11 th in the world, 4 th in Europe by THE World University Rankings 2012/13 Schools Business Divinity Economics Edinburgh College of Art Education Health in Social Science History, Classics and Archaeology Law Literatures, Languages and Cultures Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences Social and Political Science Academic Research 18 Research Centres Cross-School, pan-University and external links Interdisciplinary excellence

10 College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Schools Biomedical Sciences Clinical Sciences & Community Health Molecular & Clinical Medicine Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies 5 Research Institutes The Queen’s Medical Research Institute Edinburgh Neuroscience The Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine Edinburgh Infectious Diseases The Roslin Institute Home to 11 internationally-outstanding, interdisciplinary Research Centres

11 College of Science & Engineering Schools Biological Sciences Chemistry Engineering Geosciences Informatics Mathematics Physics & Astronomy Academic Research Produced 42% of Scotland’s science & engineering research rated as world-leading (RAE 2008) Interdisciplinary research and learning

12 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 Ancient universities confer Master of Arts (MA) for undergraduate degrees in social sciences Detailed course information:

13 Encourage independent thinking, reasoning and research skills Emphasis on independent study, self-motivation and critical thinking Taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials Contact hours vary by subject Humanities: average hours per week Science: average hours per week Normal study week around 40 hours Assessment by coursework and examination Study abroad option often available in 3rd year Academic year is divided into 2 semesters: Semester 1 16 Sep - 20 Dec 2013 Semester 2 13 Jan - 23 May 2014 Edinburgh degrees

14 UK Postgraduate Degrees Taught degrees MSc, MBA, MEd, MMus, MTheol, LLM Usually 1 year in duration, 9 months taught, 3 months research Assessed by coursework, examination and a dissertation or project Research degrees MSc by Research, 1 year in duration, 90% research Assessed by coursework, examination and a dissertation MPhil, 2 years in duration Assessed by thesis PhD, 3 years in duration Assessed by thesis

15 Multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research Stimulating and supportive postgraduate community Highly intensive 12 month full-time programme Integrated transferable skills training Preparation for further research Links with industry & professional networking opportunities Guest speakers from industry Detailed course information: The Edinburgh Masters

16 The Edinburgh PhD Encourages independent thinking, engagement in argument and demands self-motivation Will provide you with: Opportunity to work with world-renowned experts An internationally-recognised qualification Access to cutting-edge facilities Analytical, technical and research skills Ability to work independently Teamwork in an international context Enhanced communication skills Motivational skills and commitment Access to business and transferable skills training

17 Undergraduate UCAS Firm acceptance / Insurance acceptance Remember to reply by the deadlines Postgraduate As soon as you meet your conditions, update your application in MyEd Provide documents ASAP and accept offer online What Happens Next? Reply to your offers

18 What happens next? If accepting Edinburgh’s offer… Apply for Accommodation online Whether accepting as UF, CF, UI or CI Application deadlines - UG must apply by 16 August - PG must apply by 31 July (£250 deposit payable on application) Accommodation is only allocated once an applicant’s place has been confirmed (UF) Limited time to accept the offer departments/accommodation-services

19 Tuition Fees & Scholarships Undergraduate Tuition Fees Most courses from £13,300 to £17,500 Postgraduate Tuition Fees Taught from £13,700 to £18,050+ Research from £12,000 to £18,050+ For up to date information on course fees and any additional programme costs: University scholarships awarded on the basis of academic merit Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships 15 worth £2,000 Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships 15 worth £5000, 25 worth £3000 Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. Deadline 1 April

20 University Accommodation Guaranteed housing for first year Over 6,000 residential places for students Centrally located, easy access to teaching facilities and city centre 95% single rooms / en-suite or shared Flats / apartments Catered / self-catered residences 24-hour residential wardens / ResLife team After first year, approximately 1,000 University places for returning students Majority choose to live in private accommodation after first year Applications open February to August

21 Cost of Accommodation Cost per week depends on the accommodation you choose Rent includes central heating, electricity, cleaner, phone and data facilities, personal contents insurance Rooms have 24 hour access to the internet Private accommodation alternatives Accommodation Office can offer guidance and advice on finding a place to live Virtual Tours: students/accommodation/virtual-tours

22 Learning Facilities 17 libraries Main library undergoing a £60 million refurbishment Europe’s 3rd largest academic library 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

23 Support for your studies Personal Tutor / Supervisor First point of contact if you have any concerns or problems Institute for Academic Development (IAD) Workshops, resources, one-to-one support for studying effectively, planning for exams, writing essays Self-Study Support Online resources to aid self-study (writing assignments, good grammar, recommended English learning websites) Peer Proofreading Trained, reliable volunteers proofread assignments, spot basic grammar and spelling errors /language-support/overview

24 Careers Service Provides an online database of employers offering temporary, part-time, summer internships and volunteering opportunities for students, in addition to graduate vacancies Helps students develop career plans, provides advice and guidance on interview techniques, CVs and application forms Hosts a wide range of employer presentations on campus, careers seminars, workshops and careers fairs Provides information for international students who want to work in the UK or to return to their home country after their studies

25 Employability Only 6% of our graduates are seeking employment six months after graduation, compared to 9% nationally Over two thirds already have graduate level employment compared to 50% nationally 3 rd in the Russell Group for employability in the HESA Employability Performance Indicator table for 2009/10 Employers value our students: over 2,400 employers sought to recruit our undergraduates over the last 12 months through the Career Service’s online jobs board Information on Tier 2 Sponsored Skilled Workers Visa: departments/careers/global/work- uk/visas/types-visawww.ed.ac.uk/schools- departments/careers/global/work- uk/visas/types-visa

26 Student Experience Over 260 student societies 65 sports clubs, 5* rated sports facilities Student radio station, weekly newspaper and the UK’s oldest student-run theatre company 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 The University of Edinburgh: voted the best UK university for clubs and societies by international students ISB Survey

27 International Student Support Pre arrival advice and guidance Visa and immigration advice Airport welcome Personal Tutor / Supervisor Study support Careers service MyEd Social events programme: Global Horizons Hospitality schemes International Student Centre Chaplaincy centre On campus health centre

28 Student Life & Social Networking Edinburgh Korean Students Society (EKSS) Facebook group: Social gatherings Pre-departure events Guest Speakers Follow the University of Edinburgh on Twitter https://twitter.com/uniofedinburgh The University of Edinburgh on You Tube and ITunes U:

29 Future Events Online Chat Sessions Undergraduate Applicants and Offer Holders w/c Monday 22 April 13:00-14:00 (GMT) Postgraduate Applicants and Offer Holders w/c Monday 22 April 14:00-15:00 (GMT) Pre-departure Briefing Session June 2013, date and time TBC our-visits-overseas All events by invitation

30 We’re Here to Help Esther Sum International Officer The International Office The University of Edinburgh 33 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh EH8 9JS Scotland, UK Call: +44 (0)


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