English school edinburgh

English Courses in Edinburgh

Welcome to our English school in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland! Edinburgh is home to a large student population that comes from all over the world, and its majestic castle, buzzing atmosphere and history-filled streets attract tens of thousands of tourists every year. With loads to do and see, Edinburgh is one of our most popular student destinations.

Kaplan's English School in Edinburgh

Take English courses in Edinburgh and discover one of Scotland's most historic and exciting cities. Explore the castle, enjoy the relaxed student town atmosphere, and spend your free time traveling across Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

Because it's a student town, you can learn English in Edinburgh along with thousands of other local and international students who come to this fascinating city every year to study, explore, travel and party!

Check out some of our other English schools in the UK.

Edinburgh is also an Exam Preparation Academy which means that they specialise in supporting students to achieve the highest possible IELTS result. IELTS preparation classes will be available in the morning and afternoon and you will have the option to take regular mock IELTS tests. You will be taught by teachers who have been trained to specialise in IELTS and will receive support throughout your course with tutorials and study plans focusing on maximising your IELTS score. 

Things to See and Do

  • Tour the Edinburgh Castle, one of Great Britain's most beautiful historic castles
  • Go on the famous 'City of the Dead' tour of Edinburgh's terrifying crypt
  • Take a whisky tour and learn to tell your "blends" from your "malts", in the heart of whisky country
  • Enjoy some haggis, venison and stovies in quaint eateries and cafes on the Royal Mile
  • If you're feeling adventurous, hike and backpack on the beautiful West Highland Way
  • Climb Arthur's Seat, the volcano in the center of Edinburgh, and the tallest of the city's seven hills
  • Hang out with friends in trendy student bars and cafes
  • Party for a weekend at the world famous Edinburgh festivals
  • Watch comedians, musicians, street performers and magicians at the wacky Edinburgh Fringe Festival

School Facilities

  • Centrally located, UNESCO protected Georgian townhouse
  • Free wi-fi throughout the school
  • 20 comfortable classrooms all with interactive whiteboards
  • Student room with cafe and cold drinks
  • Study hub including library, computers, Chromebooks, PCs, and teacher support


Student Residences

Kaplan International also offers apartment living for students. The apartments mostly house local and international students, providing the perfect opportunity to practice English and make friends outside of courses. Apartments are ideal for students who want more independence and to live in a student-centered community.
  • Room type: Single
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals provided: Self-catered
  • Canal Point


Homestay accommodation in Edinburgh is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in the Scottish culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations outside of your course

School Location

Kaplan International Edinburgh
9 Albyn Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4NG
Principal: Rachele Walker

Public Holidays

Please note this school will be closed on the following dates:
01 Jan 2015 - New Year
03 Apr 2015 - Good Friday
06 Apr 2015 - Easter Monday
04 May 2015 - May Bank Holiday
25 May 2015 - Spring Bank Holiday
31 Aug 2015 - Summer Bank Holiday
25 Dec 2015 - Christmas Day
28 Dec 2015 - Boxing Day
Christmas and New Year closures: Closed from 21st December 2015, open again on 4th January 2016.

Under 18s

Students aged 16 and up are able to study at this school. Read our under 18 statement.

Student Testimonial

"The best thing about the activities program is that you can find different places that are interesting, and you always meet lots of people!"
Natalia Rivas Escobar
Edinburgh School Testimonial
Student Recommendation Rate
95% would recommend
our Edinburgh school
to their friends.
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