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City Profile

Edinburgh has been the most populous city in Scotland and ranked 7th in being the most populous city in the United Kingdom. It has been the capital of Scotland since 1437 replacing Scone.. That is why it is known as the greenest city in the UK. If you’re someone who enjoys nature, you’ll absolutely love this place! It has some of the most scenic locations where you can find greenery at its best – this city alone has more trees than any other city in the UK. Also has many historic buildings that were based in the Medieval Old Town.

If you are a Harry Potter fan then you will be excited to know that its movies were filmed in Edinburgh. This is where J K Rowling got her inspiration and while writing these novels she lived in this city.

Can you guess Scotland’s National animal?

Did you know that the national animal of Scotland is Unicorn? Yes, you read it right! Unicorns may not be real but it did not stop Scotland from choosing them as their national animal. Edinburgh is also known for its myth and legends.


Edinburgh is home to one of the best universities in the world. Not only is Edinburgh University ranked as the 6th best university in Europe, but it’s also placed at 20th as per the QS World University Rankings, 2020. 

  • Fourth oldest University in the country after St. Andrew’s, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. 
  • Averages around 2,000 admissions every year that is reserved for international students. 
  • Current student population of international students in the city is almost 20,000.

So what other Universities in Edinburgh are there?

Edinburgh Napier University ranked number 1 in Film Production and Photography

Heriot-Watt University ranked in top 35 UK Universities


Edinburgh has been an open and welcoming city, especially for International students. This has led to numerous accommodations being built up in the entire city. But this also means the accommodation may be slightly on the higher side if you choose to stay in the city centre.

Move a little bit further away around Leith Walk. Prices there will be considerably reasonable and easily commutable by bus. 

  1. Accommodation: 300 pounds
  2. Internet: 25 pounds (if shared by 2)
  3. Utility Bill : 60–80 pounds per month (if shared by 2)
  4. Bus Pass: 60 pounds (Good connectivity from Leith walk to Old Town)

A standard room (including bills) in a private hall would cost you between £130 – £150 per week, an ensuite room (with PVT bathroom) can cost £150 – £200 per week, and a studio apartment(with private kitchen & bathroom)  for around £170 – £290 per week.


Edinburgh has been a compact city that is easy to find your way around. Here are some of the tips on the modes of transport that can be found in the city.


Buses are the main transport in Edinburgh. It has an extensive bus network that covers all parts of the city, its suburbs, and its surrounding region. There are also Night Buses available in the wee hours of the night. Please be reminded to prepare an exact amount of the fare since most of the buses would not be able to provide change.


Edinburgh’s tram runs from Edinburgh Airport to its terminal at York Place. It offers regular stops on its route including Princes Street and at Haymarket Train Station.


It is the most enjoyable mode of transport in Edinburgh. One can enjoy the beauty of the place while losing the extra pounds one has.


Being the home to the world’s top 22nd best university, this city has high employability among its students. Even Edinburgh Napier University and Herriot watt’s employability rates are quite high.

For part-time jobs, check out these websites




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