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1 Information for International applicants and offer holders from India

2 Why choose the University of Edinburgh? The University Degree structure Studying in Scotland What happens next? Admission & Joining Accommodation Facilities Student experience Welcome! Applicant Information Session INDIA May 2012

3 International centre of excellence in research and teaching 20th in the World (QS World Rankings 2011/12) One of the top UK universities and study destinations within Europe 5 th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12) One of the world’s leading research universities (Research Assessment Exercise, RAE 2008) Associated with 15 Nobel Prize winners Located in the heart of Scotland’s capital city The University of Edinburgh: rated as the best place to be in the UK by international students ISB Summer 2011 Why choose Edinburgh?

4 The University An ancient university, since 1583 Over 30,000 students Over 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000+ postgraduates One of the largest universities in the UK 36% students from outside the UK 140 different nationalities 3 Colleges, 22 Schools Merged with Edinburgh College of Art Numerous networks and global partnerships:

5 Research Profile Over 80% academic staff active in research 96% of the University’s research disciplines were rated as ‘world leading’ RAE 2008 1 st in Scotland and 5 th in the UK for research RAE 2008 Over 1,000 international research collaborations A new company is formed at the University every 2 weeks 2 Science Parks have been established at the University £248 million was awarded to the University for research in 2009

6 The City of Edinburgh Population around 500,000, students make up over one tenth Historic, cosmopolitan, safe, cultured city Favourite UK city Guardian/Observer Travel Awards 2010 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 The University in the city Scale = 0.5 mile

8 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 Christopher Hoy, one of the UK’s most successful Olympians

9 Edinburgh and India 229 Indian students UK’s first ever South Asian Student Association founded in Edinburgh in 1875 1876 first Indian graduate Indian Partner Universities: University of Delhi Indian Institute of Science (IISc) National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi IIT Madras and IIT Bombay

10 India Liaison Office Launched in February 2011 Purpose - to build partnerships with prestigious Indian institutions and developing research links Located in Mumbai Director of India Liaison Office is Ms Amrita Sadarangani Central contact for alumni

11 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

12 College of Humanities & Social Science Schools: Business Edinburgh College of Art Divinity Economics Education Health in Social Science History, Classics and Archaeology Law Literatures, Languages and Cultures Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences Social and Political Science departments/humanities-soc-sci

13 Schools: Edinburgh College of Art (eca) Art Design Architecture & Landscape Architecture Fine Art History of Art Music College of Humanities & Social Science

14 College of Science & Engineering Schools: Biological Sciences Chemistry Engineering Geosciences Informatics Mathematics Physics & Astronomy departments/science-engineering

15 College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Medical Sciences (BSc) Medicine (MBChB) Oral Health Sciences (BSc) Veterinary Medicine (BVM&S) departments/medicine-vet-medicine


17 What Happens Next? Replying and accepting your offer Accommodation Applying for your visa Payment of tuition fees Cost of Living and Banking Health and Insurance Arriving in Edinburgh Key Dates

18 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

19 UCAS / University sends confirmation letter Visa requirements / applying for your visa  Supply passport information when requested  Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) issued by the University University issues joining instructions:  Available online / hard copy  Formal letter of admission  Information about the School you have applied to and the University’s services to help you prepare for life at Edinburgh  Introductory meetings with your School What Happens Next? Admission and Joining

20 Subject Info sheets: /information-sheets School websites: departments/colleges-schools Detailed info: Useful Applicant links

21 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

22 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 En-suite rooms/ shared facilities Flats / apartments Catered / self-catered residences 24-hour residential wardens Private housing alternatives departments/accommodation-services

23 Catered Accommodation for undergraduates Based at Pollock Halls, accommodates over 2,000 first year students within 9 ‘Houses’ Mixture of single rooms (with either ensuite or shared facilities), twin rooms depending on house selected All Houses have common rooms and shared pantries Facilities include 2 squash courts, shop, computing microlab, bar and cafes Resident Assistants (RAs) organise social and sporting events for residents; help new students to mingle with others

24 Self Catered Accommodation Accommodation for over 2,000 first year students in 14 blocks of flats All centrally located Mix of purpose built and recently renovated On average 150 students per block of flats with 3-6 people per flat Shared bathroom & kitchen/living area Some twin rooms available Rent includes central heating, phone /data facilities, cleaner and contents insurance Flat Managers in charge of maintenance and welfare of students, helped by Resident Assistants

25 Costs of Accommodation Cost per week depends on the accommodation you choose: £57 - £102 for self-catered £110 - £216 for catered Rent includes central heating, electricity, cleaner, phone and data facilities, personal contents insurance & 14 meals a week (catered only) Rooms have 24 hour access to the Internet After first year, majority choose to live in private accommodation. The Accommodation Office can offer guidance and advice on finding a place to live Virtual Tours: students/students/new- students/accommodation/virtual-tours students/students/new- students/accommodation/virtual-tours

26 UKBA, Points Based System, Tier 4 General The University of Edinburgh is a ‘Highly Trusted’ sponsor 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 How do I apply To begin the process of applying for your visa, visit the UKBA website Scoring the points 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 *Nationality determines immigration requirement; if your passport is a full EU passport and has European Union stated on the front cover, there are no immigration requirements International Office Advice: Visa requirements / applying for your visa

27 At present your Tier 4 visa allows you to... International students are eligible to work  Part time (max. 20 hours per week)  Full time during the vacation International graduates with a graduate level job offer can apply to remain in the UK updates/ updates/ International students are entitled to free NHS Health care and subsidised dental care ing_healthy.php

28 3 payment options Paid in advance in full or part, balance settled at registration Paid in full at registration Instalment by direct debit Payment Methods: If you pay by instalment you must pay one third (33.33%) before or at registration International Office Advice: Payment of Tuition Fees

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) To determine whether you will pay tuition fees at the home or overseas rate:

30 Annual fees for academic year 2012-2013 Postgraduate £13,050 (class based) Taught £17,200+ (laboratory) £13,050+ (studio arts) Postgraduate £11,450 (book based) Research£15,000+ (laboratory) £11,450+ (studio arts) For up to date information on course fees and any additional programme costs: fee.cfm Tuition Fees - Postgraduates

31 Scholarships University scholarships awarded on the basis of academic merit – many awards have closed, the following are still open: Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships 8 worth £2,000 Deadline: 1 June 2012 Application: online form Business School INTERACT Scholarship and Commonwealth Scholarship worth £5000 Deadline: 31 May 2012 Application: essay question departments/student-funding/home

32 Cost of Living finance Allow £180-260 per week UKBA requires you to have £7,200 in your bank account to cover living costs International Student Calculator Usually eligible for a basic bank account finance/banking Cost of Living and Banking

33 International students are entitled to free NHS Health care ets/keeping_healthy.php There may be charges for dental and eye care Bring supplies of existing prescribed medicines with you You may want to arrange personal insurance to cover – laptop, baggage, personal items (included in University accommodation rent) Health and Insurance

34 Route Planning Daily flights from all London airports to Edinburgh airport Options to fly to Edinburgh via Paris Amsterdam, Frankfurt or other European cities Option to fly to Glasgow and take a bus to Edinburgh We ask all students commencing their studies on 17 September 2012 to arrive at the University during the arrival weekend Arrival weekend 8 – 9 September 2012 University Welcome Service at Edinburgh Airport Arriving in Edinburgh

35 8 – 9 SeptemberArrival Weekend 8 SeptemberAccess to accommodation (from 9.00am) 9 SeptemberInternational Day 10 – 14 SeptemberFreshers’ Week 13 – 14 SeptemberSocieties Fair 16 SeptemberStudy orientation day for international PG students 17 SeptemberTerm Begins! Key Dates

36 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

37 Support for your studies Director of Studies or 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 Peer Proofreading Trained, reliable volunteers proofread assignments, spot basic grammar and spelling errors Free English language classes Taught by developing teachers, who are students on TEFL/Education courses at Moray House School of Education english/language-support/overview

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

39 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 Careers seminars, workshops and careers fairs Information regarding previous graduate destinations

40 Employability University of Edinburgh was ranked number 1 out of all Russell Group universities in the HESA Employability Performance Indicator table for 2009/10 94.5% of our graduates enter employment or further study within 6 months of leaving the University Edinburgh ranked 26 (out of 300) in the last QS World University Rankings Employer Reputation Index. Information on Tier 2 Sponsored Skilled Workers Visa departments/careers/global/work- uk/visas/types-visa departments/careers/global/work- uk/visas/types-visa

41 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 Summer 2011

42 A-Z of Student Societies Aberdeen FC Supporters Club (EU) African & Arabic Dance Society African & Caribbean Society African Relations Circle AIESEC Air Squadron Amnesty International Anime and Animation Society Archaeology Society Architecture Sans Frontier Society Art Society Baha'i Society Ballroom Dance Society Barnardo’s Society Bhangra Crew Big 2 BioSoc Bisexual Lesbian or Gay BLOGS Brass Band Bridge Club Bright Futures Edinburgh Buddhist Bulgarian Society BUNAC Capoeira Society Catholic Students' Union Celtic Supporters Club Chamber Choir Chamber Orchestra Changeringers (Guild of) Charity Fashion Society Cheerleading Society 'The Vixens' Chemical Engineering Society Chemical Society Chess Club Chi Soc Childrens Holiday Venture Chill Out Society Chinese Cultural Society Chinese Students' Association Choc Soc Christian Union Classics Society Clinical Psychologists in Training Comedy and That Composers' Orchestra Computer Society Confucianism Study Society Conservative & Unionist Association Create Society Debates Committee Diabetes Society Diagnostic Society Dirty Weekenders (Conservationists) Drumming Society Duke of Edinburgh Award Economics Edinburgh Exchange Support Society Edinburgh Global Partnerships Edinburgh Worshippers of Cthulhu Society Engineering Engineers Without Borders Edinburgh English Language and Linguistics Society English Literature Society Entrepreneurial Society Exmoor Pony Trekking Section Exped Fair Trade Café Film Society First Aiding Society Flamenco Folk Song Society Fonelisco Orphanage Project Society Football Supporters Association Footlights Formal Attire Running Club of Edinburgh Frequently Asked Questions Society Fresh Air (Student Radio) GameSoc GEAS (Roleplaying) Geography Society Geolsoc German Society Goth and Rock Society Hellenic Society Highland Society History Society Hitch Hong Kong International Society Humanist Society Hung Ga Appreciation Society iCUE Indie Ink Magazine International Relations Forum

43 A-Z of Student Societies continued…! Irish Islamic Society Italian Society Japanese Jazz Orchestra Jewish Society Juggling Society Korean Society Labour Club Law Society Liberal Democrats Malaysian Students Marrow Society Mathematics & Statistics Mature & Grad Medics Mature Law Students' Society Meadow’s Half Marathon Medics Mediterranean Gastronomic MedSIN-UK Mexicanos En Edimburgo Middle Eastern Society Model United Nations Modern Dance Society Movie Production Society Music Society Musical Medics Society New Scotland Country Dance Nightline Nomad Magazine Nursing Society Officers Training Corps Oxvol (Oxfam Volunteers) Palestine Solidarity Society People & Planet Persian Society Philosophy Society Photographic Society Physics Society Pizza Hereos Poker Society Politics Society Pool Society Portuguese & Brazilian Society Postgrad Society Pro Evolution Soccer Society Psychology Society Reeling Club Renaissance Singers Revelation Rock Gospel Choir Romanian Society Russian Society Save the Animals Campaign Savoy Opera Group Scandinavian Society Science Fiction & Fantasy Scottish Ethnology Society Scottish Romanian Language Link (SCROLL) Scottish Socialist Students' Society Self defence Society Shekter Soc Sign Society Singapore Students Singers (EU) Snooker Society South Asian Society Spanish and Latino Society Standing Ovation Stop Aids String Orchestra Student Action for Autism Student Action For Refugees (STAR) Student Cancer Fund Student Christian Movement Student Newspaper Student Scout and Guide Organisation Students Supporting Street Kids (SSSK) Studio Opera Swahili Club Swing Dance Society Tai Chi Chuan Taiwanese Society Tango Tennent's Lager Appreciation Society Theatre Company (Bedlam) Tibet Society Trading & Investment Club Travel Society Twisters Association Untapped Talent Vedic Society Veterinary Zoological Wargames Water of Life Welsh Society Yoga Society

44 Student Sports Clubs Archery Club Association Football Club M Association Football Club F Athletics Club Badminton Club Basketball Club Boat Club Boxing Club Canoe Club Cricket Club Cross Country Curling Club Cycling Club Exmoor Pony Trekking S. Fencing Club Gliding Club Golf Club Hare & Hounds Hillwalking Club Hockey Club (Male) Hockey Club (Female) Hot Air Balloon Club Ice Hockey Club Judo Club Ju Jitsu Club Karate Club (Shotokan) Karate Club (Shukokai) Kendo Club Korfball Club Lacrosse Club F Lacrosse Club M Motor Sport Club Mountaineering Club Netball Club Orienteering Club Rifle Club Roller Hockey Club Rugby Club (Male) Rugby Club (Female) Sailing Club Shinty Club Skydiving Club Snowsports Club Squash Club Sub Aqua Club Swimming & Water Polo Club Table Tennis Club Tennis Club Trampoline Club Triathlon Club Ultimate Frisbee Club Volleyball Club Weightlifting Club Windsurfing & Surfing Club

45 Edinburgh’s Climate Edinburgh enjoys a moderate year-round climate Warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer… Same annual rainfall as New York and Rome...

46 Find out more about the University using these links Webpages for international students Country specific information International Undergraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide Edinburgh Global

47 We’re Here to Help Naomi Allum International Officer The International Office The University of Edinburgh 57 George Square Edinburgh Scotland, UK E-mail: Call: +44 (0)131 650 9953

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