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A Semester in Scotland - University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Study Abroad Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014 ** Rolling Admission 01/08/2015 05/23/2015
Fall 2015 03/15/2015 03/16/2015 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/15/2015 03/16/2015 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Yankey, Julie Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Dormitory
Class Status: 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior Cumulative GPA: 3
ISU Course:
INTED Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English Online Course Catalog Available: Yes
Sponsor:
Iowa State
Program Description:
Study Abroad Center, 3224 Memorial Union, (515) 294-6792
 
A Semester in Scotland

Semester in Scotland Photo Album

Program description
The Semester in Scotland program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at the University of Edinburgh (UE), one of the top universities not just in the U.K. but also in the world. It is located in the heart of the historic Edinburgh Old Town, just minutes away from culture sites including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and St. Giles Cathedral.

Given the prestige of the university, the Semester in Scotland program is a particularly good match for Honors students or those who are “honors-eligible”.


University
  • Ranked 17th in the world (QS World Universities 2013/14 Rankings)
  • One of the U.K.’s largest and most prestigious universities, with a student population of over 25,000.
  • International atmosphere; UE has been attracting students from all over the world for over four centuries.
  • One of Europe’s leading institutions in terms of quality of teaching and research.

Edinburgh
  • Capital of Scotland and second largest city (pop. 598,000).
  • One of Europe’s most exciting cultural centers and the second most visited tourist destination in the U.K.
  • A beautiful city steeped in history and cultural significance.

Courses
  • Jumping in the HighlandsThe University of Edinburgh offers courses in both the College of Humanities and Social Science and the College of Science and Engineering.
  • Students will take 3-4 classes, earning 12-15 ISU credits.
  • Classes tend to meet less frequently than at U.S. universities and are generally held twice a week.
For more information on UE's courses:
UE Course Catalog


Accommodation 
  • Accommodation options for students include self-catered apartment-style flats and catered residence halls.
  • Most options are conveniently located near campus and other central locations.
  • Students are responsible for securing their own accommodation and paying the deposit. This can be done by applying online on UE’s website.

For more information on housing:
UE accommodations

 
Scottish Parliament Internship Program
The University of Edinburgh offers students the opportunity to intern with a Member of the Scottish Parliament for a semester or a summer.

For more information:Map Program Fee
The ISU Program Fee for the Fall 2014 Semester in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh is $12,700. The cost includes tuition and fees plus mandatory CISI insurance. The Program Fee for Spring 2015 is $13,100. The Program Fee does not include airfare, accommodation, food, books and supplies, and travel expenses. Click the "budget sheets" tab above for more details.

More information
To learn more about the program, contact Julie Yankey in the Study Abroad Center to schedule an appointment: email jyankey@iastate.edu or phone 515-294-6792

Edinburgh Presentation (PowerPoint)
 
Host University Links: 

United Kingdom visa links: Please note, not all students are required to get a visa; contact the Study Abroad Center for more information.

Visa Information

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