Study In Scotland

Study In Scotland

Posted in Where to Study on Oct 09, 2018 by

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Scotland is internationally renowned for its world-class education system. Every year, more than 30,000 international students from more than 180 countries choose to study in Scotland.
Students are not only rewarded with a great education, but also lively cities, spectacular landscapes, and a thrilling sports, arts, entertainment and social scene.
Scotland has a population of just over 5 million and its people are renowned for their welcoming and friendly attitude to visitors. It has six major cities including the capital Edinburgh in which you will experience the awe inspiring buildings and rich history, and the largest city Glasgow which is one of Europe's most vibrant, dynamic and stylish urban centres.

Other university cities include the beautiful and historic Dundee which is situated where the River Tay meets the North Sea and has a buzzing redeveloped waterfront.  The flourishing granite city of Aberdeen is also worth considering with its surrounding wonderful countryside, national parks and coastal location.

All of Scotland offers unparalleled access to stunning mountainous countryside and beautiful rugged coastlines.
Economically Scotland is not only making get strides forward but leading the way within many sectors including finance, life sciences, oil and gas, medical technology, tourism and creative industries.

The Facts
- Flexible - The higher education system in Scotland is geared up to suit you. You will have the opportunity to put together a study programme including cross-faculty study that suits your needs. Research within universities is something Scotland can be rightfully proud of. Every university undertakes some research judged to be of “world-leading” quality by an international panel of experts.  Scotland’s research is cited by other researchers around the world more often than any other country in comparison to its GDP. 52 per cent of Scotland’s researchers are described as world-leading or internationally excellent (3* and 4*)
- Worldwide reputation -Scotland is an amazing place to study. 91% of international students think Scotland is a good place to be. (Source British Council.)
- Career focused – Employability is at the centre of learning in Scotland. Scottish degrees focus upon giving you the skills and experience to gain employment once your course is completed. Graduates from Scotland’s universities have the highest rate of positive destinations and highest starting salaries, sixth months after graduating than anywhere else in the UK (HESA, 2011).
- Heritage – For a country with a relatively small population Scotland punches far above its weight in terms of famous people and inventors. Some of the world’s most important inventions all originated in Scotland. John Logie Baird (television), Alexander Fleming (penicillin) and Turner prize winners studied in Scotland too including Simon Starling, Richard Wright and Martin Boyce.
- Festivals - Scotland has a reputation for putting on some of the best festivals in world. Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The International Festival, and The Winter Festivals (a trio of truly Scottish celebrations – St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Day).and the T-In the Park music festival to name just a few.
Where to study
Scotland is internationally renowned for its world-class education system. Every year, more than 30,000 international students from more than 180 countries choose to study in Scotland.


Key facts
• Scotland has 15 universities, 6 specialist higher education institutes, and 41 further education colleges
• Scotland has been leading the way in education since the early part of the 15th century
• More academic papers and citations per head of population are produced in Scotland than in any other country in the world
• The education systems of countries like the USA, Canada and China mirror the model that was pioneered by the Scots
Visas and Immigration
Students who would like to study in Scotland must comply with UK Border Agency regulations in order to gain entry into the country.
Different rules apply depending on whether you are a student from a European and Economic Area (EEA) country, or an international student from a non EEA country.
EEA students
If you are from the EEA and have been accepted on a course of study, you're entitled to enter the UK freely and have the right of residence for the duration of your course.
The EEA is made up of the 27 member countries of the European Union (EU) and a few others:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Switzerland is not in the EEA but Swiss nationals enjoy the same rights as those who are.
Romanian and Bulgarian students must complete a BR1 form after entering the UK for a Registration Certificate from the UK Border Agency.
Course fees for EEA nationals studying in the UK will be charged as overseas fees unless they can satisfy the 'residency rule' (three years living in the UK).
International students (non-EEA)
To come to Scotland to study you must satisfy the UK Immigration Rules. This will mean you apply under Tier 4 of the Points Based System for immigration.
You must obtain sponsorship from a licensed education provider in the UK.
Tier 4 (General student) applicants must score 40 points and obtain this by
•Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the licensed sponsor – 30 points
•Having maintenance (course fees and money to support yourself) – 10 points
Find out more:
Education UK - www.educationuk.org/Life-in-the-UK/the-uk-experience/Study-in-Scotland
UK Border Agency - www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
Talent Scotland – www.talentscotland.com
Study In Scotland - www.scotland.org/study/