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University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Exchange)

The Program

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.

The Academics

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
Math 3160 Probability MATH08066 Probability 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

The Experience

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 Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • 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
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 01/10/2018 05/25/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

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