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Welcome to Edinburgh College International

Edinburgh College is one of the largest colleges in the UK, with around 26,000 students across 4 campuses in the Edinburgh city region. 

We offer a wide range of courses for international students including English Language courses, Access and Higher Education courses across our four faculties: 

Our dedicated international team also work with agents, partners and institutions around the world to develop and deliver bespoke training programmes, consultancy projects, transnational education partnerships and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) capacity-building projects. 

Courses for International students

How to Apply for International Courses

Access Courses

If you wish to progress to Higher Education courses or university, but do not currently meet entry requirements.

Access Courses

Higher Education Courses

HNC and HND are advanced qualifications equivalent to the first 2 years of study at university.

Higher Education courses

English Language Courses

Improve your English language skills for further study, career development, travel or enjoyment.

English Language Courses

English Plus

Learn English and explore a range of vocational subject areas to inspire further study or career ambitions.

English Plus

Summer School

Learn English and make friends from around the world. Immerse yourself in the vibrant and picturesque city of Edinburgh.

Summer School

Professional Training

Short courses, qualifications and bespoke training for professionals and organisations looking to up-skill and re-skill.

Professional Training and Consultancy

English Language Teacher Training (ELT)

Qualifications, bespoke training and short courses for pre-service and in-service English Language Teachers.

English Language Teacher Training

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Support for International Students

At Edinburgh College, we have a dedicated International team to support you at all stages of your study journey, from initial inquiry to graduation and beyond. The health, safety and wellbeing of our students is our priority. Our team is here to help you succeed, progress and make the most of your time in Edinburgh.

Support for International Students Meet the Team

Student Stories