Scotland is home to a number of world class universities, with all offering a wide variety of foundation, undergraduate and masters courses to study. If you want to see this beautiful and unique country up close, apply to study in Scotland with SI-UK today.
Top five universities in Scotland
1. University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is not only the best university in Scotland, it is also the third best in the UK. Originally founded in 1413, making it one of the oldest universities in the world, St Andrews secured Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework and is the best university in the UK for student experience.
2. University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow was crowned the Scottish University of the Year for 2017 as it made huge improvements in the areas of:
- Graduate prospects
- Completion rates
- Teaching quality
- Student experience
In addition to impressing in national rankings, Glasgow is also making leaps globally. Last year, the University rose eight places to 80th in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
3. University of Dundee
The University of Dundee was ranked ninth in the UK for student satisfaction in 2017, and is currently in the top 25 universities in the UK in the Times University Guide 2018. Dundee was another of the select universities in Scotland to receive Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
4.University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is amongst the largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Academically, Edinburgh holds a strong reputation for medicine and science, being home to numerous discoveries and inventions such as anaesthetic, penicillin and the telephone. The University also has the oldest Department of English Literature in the UK.
5. Heriot-Watt University
Heriot-Watt University was named International University of the Year by the Times in 2018, seeing off competition from over 120 other UK universities. At Heriot-Watt, more than 95% of its students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme.
Apply to study in Scotland
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