Top universities

When choosing to study abroad, students pick Scotland because it has some of the best universities in the world. In fact, Scotland has more world-class universities per person than almost anywhere else!

Four of Scotland’s universities are ranked in the Times Higher Education Top 200 and according to the Office of National Statistics, we are the most highly educated country in Europe.


Number of international graduates who would recommend studying in Scotland

Great prospects

A Scottish education provides great prospects for employment. Employers highly value graduates from Scottish universities, with nine out of ten graduates finding employment or further study within six months of graduation. This is down to many of the education institutions working in partnership with employers, to fully prepare students for the transition into the work place.

Amazing discoveries

A major reason to study in Scotland is to be part of world-renowned research. Researchers in Scottish universities are responsible for many world-changing innovations, such as the MRI scanner and keyhole surgery. The high standard of Scottish education is reflected in the fact 99.9% of Scottish researchers are working in disciplines where world leading research is taking place.

With some of the most highly-rated scientific institutions in the world, studying in Scotland gives students access to world-class facilities and multiple centres of excellence.


of international graduates would recommend studying at a Scottish university.

International Graduate Outcomes 2019 (i-GO)

Fabulous location

Scotland has some of the major European cities right at its doorstep. London is less than an hour’s flight away and Paris is less than two. With regular flights and airports throughout the country, Scotland provides an ideal platform to experience the best sights Europe has to offer.

And not to forget…

Scotland is bursting with exciting events all year round, which make it an ideal place to study and live. Every year there are over 350 festivals, from the biggest music acts at TRNSMT Music Festival, to the world’s largest arts festival at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, there's always something new and exciting happening in Scotland – another great reason to study here.