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An International Chemistry Experience

The School of Chemistry is a globally connected community, enriched by incoming students from the world over and by our students’ placement experiences overseas. 

Around half of our undergraduates spend one year studying abroad during their chemistry degree, with over twenty destinations as diverse as Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Chicago, Lausanne, Tarragona, Amsterdam and Novosibirsk. Every year we are adding new overseas hosts to extend this transformational experience to even more of our students.

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Our Edinburgh Chemistry community is international, with our undergraduates encompassing more than 30 nationalities. Postgraduate study is equally vibrant, with a wealth of students from Europe, the middle East, the Americas, Australia and Asia, often with support through a Tercentenary Scholarship, Edinburgh Global Scholarship, or by our involvement in global research projects and partnerships such as Universitas 21.

We celebrate our international flavour with annual events such as “Chemical Cultures”, and we provide support including English language training to help UK and international students integrate and learn from each other.

Come to Edinburgh and join our world-wide clan!