The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is one of the largest in the UK. A member of Universitas 21 and one of our newest exchange partners, The University of Edinburgh has an international reputation for academic excellence and research. It is ranked 20th in the world in the recently published THE-QS World University Rankings 2009, and is renowned for its sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences. Edinburgh is also a major center for computer science and Scottish studies. Students are encouraged to apply for the full academic year that runs from September through May.
The university is very much a part of the city, a thriving financial and commercial center, the home of the new Scottish Parliment and a gateway to Scotland’s stunning coastline and Highlands. As one of the greenest and most architecturally beautiful cities in Europe, Edinburgh has been designated as a World Heritage Site. The famous Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline from each of the seven hills on which the city is built.
Students on this exchange program can receive a full year’s worth of academic credit. Courses are available in a wide range of fields, including the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Art History, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, and Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Environmental Engineering. Please take time to look at the undergraduate course offerings and then meet with your academic advisor and a study abroad advisor to discuss your academic needs and plans.
A university education in the UK differs somewhat from the U.S. pattern and you are given more independence than you are used to here. Attendance at seminars and lectures is required, but you will also be expected to learn on your own. Instead of course syllabi that direct you to specific readings, you will have reading lists from which it is up to you to choose a certain number of books and articles to read each week. Class meetings may be less frequent than here, but you will be expected to devote the available time to reading and preparing essays. Credit is earned both by submitting essays and by taking end of year examinations. UConn students are normally required to take four courses (officially called modules) per semester.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ANTH 1001||Anthropology Through Film||SCAN10075||Film and Anthropology||3||12/31/2021|
|ANTH 1093||Foreign Study||SCAN10044||Social Development||4||12/31/2021|
|ANTH 1093||Foreign Study||SCAN10021||Kinship: Structure and Process||3||12/31/2021|
|ANTH 2000 + ANTH 3093||Social Anthropology + Foreign Study||SCAN08012||SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1B: Anthropology Matters||3 + 2||6/30/2021|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||SCET10031||Material Culture in Scotland||3||12/31/2019|
|ANTH 3150||Migration||SCAN10077||Anthropology of Displacement and Migration||3||12/31/2021|
|ARTH 2993||Foreign Study||DESI08009||Objects of Desire||3||6/30/2020|
|CAMS 1121||Introductory Latin||LATI08007||Latin 1 A||4||12/31/2019|
|CAMS 1124 + CAMS 3102||Intermediate Latin II + Topics in Advanced Latin||LATI08010||Latin 1D||4 + 1||12/31/2019|
|CE 2110||Applied Mechanics I||MECE08007||Mechanical Engineering 1||3||12/31/2021|
|CRLP 1193||Foreign Study||CELT 08017||Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture||5||6/30/2022|
|CSE 4095||Special Topics in Computer Science & Engineering||INFR 11079||Music Informatics||3||12/31/2019|
|ECE 2001||Electrical Circuits||ELEE08001||Electrical Engineering 1||4||12/31/2020|
|ECON 2101 + ECON 2493||Economic History of Europe + Foreign Study||ECSH08039||Economic History 2.2: The Global Economy since 1800||3 + 2||6/30/2022|
|ECON 2110 + ECON 2493||History of Economic Thought + Foreign Study||ECNM 10025||History of Economic Thought 1||3 + 2|
|ECON 2201 + ECON 2493||Intermediate Microeconomic Theory + Foreign Study||ECNM08011||Economics 2||3 + 2||6/30/2022|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||SCPL10028||Labour Market Policy in Europe (20 credit course)||5||12/31/2019|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||ECMN10080||The Economics of Crime||5||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3208 + ECON 3493||Game Theory + Foreign Study||ECNM10032||Economics of Strategic Behavior 1||3 + 2||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3411 + ECON 3493||Theory of Labor Markets + Foreign Study||ECNM10021||Labour Economics||3 + 2||6/30/2017|
|ECON 3431 + ECON 3493||Public Finance + Foreign Study||ECNM10004||Public Economics||3 + 2||6/30/2017|
|ECON 3473 + ECON 3493||Economic Development + Foreign Study||ECNM 10061||Developmental Economics||3 + 2|
|ECON 3493||Foreign Study||ECNM 10070||Topics in Microeconomics||5|
|EEB 2244 + EEB 3893||General Ecology + Foreign Study||ECSC08006||Principles of Ecology||4 + 1||12/31/2019|
|EEB 3893||Foreign Study||BILG09003||Parasite Biology 3||5||6/30/2020|
|EEB 3893||Foreign Study||SCSU08004||Science and Society 1B: Nature and Environment||4||12/31/2019|
|EEB 3893||Foreign Studies||BILG09006||Behavioral Ecology 3||5||6/30/2021|
|EEB 3893||Foreign Studies||BILG09011||Evolution and Ecology of Plants 3||5||6/30/2021|
|ENGL 2101 + ENGL 3693||British Literature II + Foreign Study||ENLI08013||English Literature 2 (VS2)||3 + 2||12/31/2021|
|ENGL 2603 + ENGL 3693||Literary Approaches to the Bible||DIVI08003||The Bible in Literature||3 + 2||6/30/2021|
|ENGL 3495||Studies in Early Literature in English||ENLI10245||Saints and Sinners: Voicing Belief, Doubt, and Dissent in Medieval English Literature||3||12/31/2021|
|ENGL 3627||Studies in Literature||EDLIT||Edinburgh City of Literature||3|
|ENGL 3627 + ENGL 3693||Studies in Literature + Foreign Study||ENLI10249||‘We are [not] Amused’: Victorian Comic Literature||3 + 2||6/30/2020|
|FNCE 3101||Financial Management||BUST08003||Principles of Finance||3||6/30/2022|
|HIST 1502 + HIST 1993||United States History since 1877 + Foreign Study||HIST08038||Modern United States History||3 + 2||6/30/2022|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||CELT08015||Celtic Civilization||5||6/30/2020|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||HIST08034||Early Modern History: A Connected World||5||6/30/2022|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||HIST08033||Making of the Modern World||5||6/30/2022|
|HIST 2206 + HIST 2993||History of Science + Foreign Study||SCSU08002||History of Science||3 + 2||6/30/2020|
|HIST 2993||Foreign Study||SCSU08003||History of Medicine I||5||6/30/2020|
|HIST 2993||Foreign Study||HIST08010||British History 1||5||12/31/2020|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||SCET08009||Visualising Scotland||5||6/30/2020|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||CLGE08003||The Roman World 1A: The Rise of Rome (20 credits)||5||12/31/2019|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||CLGE8004||The Roman World 1B: The Roman Empire (20 credits)||5||12/31/2019|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||IMES08034||Islamic History B: From the Crusades to the Gunpowder Empires (20 credits)||5||12/31/2019|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||SCET08007||Scottish Studies 1B: Creating Scotland||5||12/31/2021|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||HIST08036||The History of Edinburgh: From Din Eidyn to Festival City||5||6/30/2022|
|LING 2793||Foreign Study||LASC10056||Global Englishes||3||12/31/2021|
|LING 3793||Foreign Study||LASC10031||Origins and Evolution of Language (Hons)||3||12/31/2021|
|Math 2210Q||Applied Linear Algebra||MATH08057||Introduction to Linear Algebra||3||6/30/2022|
|ME 2233||Thermodynamic Principles||SCEE08006||Engineering Thermodynamics 2||3||12/31/2021|
|ME 3242||Heat Transfer||MECE09031||Heat Transfer||3||6/30/2022|
|ME 3250||Fluid Dynamics I||SCEE08003||Fluid Mechanics 2||3||6/30/2022|
|ME 3285||Sustainable Energy Sources and Systems||MECE09015||Sustainable Energy: Principles and Processes||3||6/30/2022|
|MSE 2001||Structure, Properties, Processing of Materials I||SCEE08005||Materials Science and Engineering||3||6/30/2022|
|MUSI 1193||Foreign Study in Music||MUSI08063||Ways of Listening||3||12/31/2021|
|OPIM 3222||Network Design and Applications||INFR09027||Computer Communications and Networks||3||6/30/2022|
|PHIL 4293||Foreign Study||PHIL 10099||The Nature of Moral Understanding||5||6/30/2019|
|PHIL 1104 + PHIL 4293||Philosophy and Social Ethics + Foreign Study||PHIL08015||Morality and Value||3 + 2||6/30/2022|
|PHIL 3214 + PHIL 4293||Symbolic Logic II + Foreign Study||PHIL 10133||Logic, Computability and Incompleteness||3 + 2||12/31/2019|
|PHIL 3231 + PHIL 4293||Philosophy of Religion + Foreign Study||PHIL 10007||Philosophy of Religion||3 + 2||12/31/2019|
|PHIL 3247 + PHIL 4293||Philosophy of Psychology + Foreign Study||PHIL 10134||The Computational Mind||3 + 2||6/30/2019|
|PHIL 3247 + PHIL 4293||Philosophy of Psychology + Foreign Study||PHIL10081||Philosophy of Psychology||3 + 2||12/31/2021|
|PHIL 4293||Foreign Study||PHIL 10125||Philosophy of Time Travel||5||6/30/2019|
|POLS 2072Q + POLS 3993||Quantitative Analysis in Political Science + Foreign Study||PLIT08009||Introduction to Political Data Analysis||3 + 2||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||PLIT 08006||International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond||3||12/31/2020|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||SCIL10047||Social & Political Movements: Theory and Practice||5||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||LAWS08130||Succession and Trust Law||5||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||LAWS08139||Critical Legal Thinking||3||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||SCPL08005||Politics of The Welfare State||3||6/30/2022|
|PORT 1193||Foreign Study||ELCH07012||Foundation Portuguese Language 1||5||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||FOREIGN STUDY||PHIL10081||Philosophy of Psychology||5||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 1993||Foreign Study||SCIL08005||SOCIOLOGY 1b: The Sociological Imagination – Private Troubles, Public Problems||5||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 1993||International Study||SCIL08005||Sociology 1B: The Sociological Imagination: Private Troubles, Public Problems||5||6/30/2022|
|SOCI 2701 + SOCI 2993||Sustainable Societies + International Study||SCIL08009||Sustainable Development 2a: Perspectives on Sustainable Development||3 + 2||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 2705 + SOCI 2993||Sociology of Food + International Study||SCIL10081||The social life of food||3 + 2||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 2993||International Study||SCIL10024||Sociology of the Environment and Risk||5||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3201 + SOCI 3993||Methods of Social Research + Foreign Study||SCIL08013||Sociology 2b: Researching Social Life||3 + 2||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3991||Foreign Study||SCIL10056||The Internet and Society||5||6/30/2022|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||LAWS08136||Introduction to Criminal Justice||5||12/31/2020|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||SHSS08001||Mapping Health and lllness Across Societies||5||6/30/2021|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign study||SCIL08008||Sustainable Development 1a: Introducing Sustainable Development||3||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||SCPL08004||Social Policy and Society||5||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||SCIL10068||Migration: social origins and social consequences||5||12/31/2021|
|WGSS 3993||Foreign Study||Hist10279||Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe||5||6/30/2020|
Exchange students are guaranteed places in university housing and there are many different options available. You can choose to live in a traditional residence hall with a meal plan or in a student flat in which you will share cooking responsibilities with four or five other students.
The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) supports over 200 societies, runs four fantastic unions and offers advice on all aspects of life on campus. It’s easy to get involved any activity that interests you, ranging from sports to ballroom dancing to volunteer opportunities.
Edinburgh is both an old, historic city with winding medieval streets and an exciting modern metropolis with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, shopping, restaurants and clubs. It has the accessibility of a small town where most activities are within walking distance, but the diversity and attractions of a major cultural center. Edinburgh is also home to many festivals held throughout the year, including the famous International Festival that takes place each August.
All students who study in the UK must get either a Student Visitor Visa (for students who study in the UK for less than six months and who don’t plan to work) or a Tier 4 General Student Visa (for students who plan to stay in the UK for more than six months or who want to work or do an internship).
Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.
University of Edinburgh, Scotland Participation Initiative Scholarship
Scholarship opportunities available for UConn students interested in studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh during the 2017/18 academic year. Each scholarship provides a 600 Euro travel grant + 850 Euro per month living stipend. Scholarship for either semester or full year.
Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work StudyBudget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Public Health, Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports Management|
|Language of instruction:||English||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||3.2|