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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


International Students

We've asked some of our International Students about their experiences:

The University of Edinburgh has a strong international reputation, and the Graduate School of Social and Political Science continues to attract an international body of students. Over the last 5 years, more than half of our students (55 per cent) have come from outside the UK, representing more than 75 different countries around the world.

Edinburgh Global

Edinburgh Global provides a dedicated resource to help all new and continuing students who come to Edinburgh from outside the UK. Full details of their wide range of services is available at Edinburgh Global 

Staying on after study

For students who do not automatically qualify for permission to stay in the UK due to citizenship of a member state of the EU or other EEA country, you will need to explore the specific conditions to stay in the UK for the purposes of working or finding work. This comes under the authority of the UK Home Office and the UK Border Agency and you should check their website for the most up-to-date information and consult Edinburgh Global for guidance.