School of Mathematics

International Applicants

The School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh welcomes applications from students across the world to join our international community. We are highly-rated for both teaching and research, and are currently ranked in the UK's top 5 universities for mathematics the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

Fireworks over the castle at the end of the Edinburgh International Festival
Fireworks over the castle at the end of the Edinburgh International Festival

The School of Mathematics has a diverse cohort of students representing 57 different countries, with around a third of our undergraduate students coming from outside of the the European Union. Read more about the international student experience in the School on our blog, Blogarithms.

  • See the EUSA Global pages for more information about the University's International Student Community.
  • For more information on being an International student at Edinburgh, and on what the city and the University have to offer, see the International Applicants pages.



The School of Mathematics offers a number of partial scholarships (worth £5,000 per year of study) to students of outstanding ability from countries outside the European Union.

For details of how to apply, please see:

"The scholarship has undoubtedly helped to relieve some of the financial stress of Uni education and the life of a student…not having to balance work with other aspects of university life has allowed me to have a smooth transition to moving to a new country, meeting new people, and trying all sorts of different activities."

Emma SaheedBSc Mathematics student from New Jersey, USA

International Qualifications

More information for International students, including details of entry qualifications and English language requirements, can be found on the following web pages. You are advised to read the appropriate pages before applying.

Well-qualified applicants may be able to enter second year directly.


If you have any questions about studying in the School of Mathematics as an international student, please get in touch:

Lynsey Smith

International Recruitment Officer

  • School of Mathematics

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