About Scotland

Scotland is known as a place of history and heritage as well as cutting edge art and culture, and Scottish people have a worldwide reputation for warmth and friendliness

Scotland has a world-renowned education system, top-class universities and a reputation for producing creative thinkers. That’s why more than 40,000 international students from over 180 countries choose to study in Scotland every year.

Scotland is a reasonably small country which encompasses the northern third of the UK and is home to around 5 million people. It is known for its beautiful landscape where you can take part in a wide variety of outdoor activities including hillwalking, snowsports and mountain biking in the hills and mountains to fishing and watersports in the many lakes and rivers in the country. Although if none of these activities are quite your thing, there's always the option of finding a nice spot to sit and take in the view!

Despite being part of the UK, Scotland is a country in its own right and has its own Parliament which is situated in Edinburgh. Scotland has a long and interesting history, and your spare time can be spent visiting the many castles, palaces and ruins of the country. Alongside our history are the rich cultural veins of Scotland including museums, art galleries, theatres and the hundreds of fesitivals which run throughout the year and most are either free or offer a student discount on entry.

These are some of the many benefits of living and studying in Scotland, for more information please visit the Scottish Government's Scotland page.

Scottish Highlands
Scottish Highlands
Park, Scotland
Park, Scotland
Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh
Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh