English School in

Edinburgh

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Study English in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the spiritual home of everyone who loves a good intellectual debate and a great night out. You’ll find a globally respected university, as well as fantastic libraries and museums. Every summer the streets are thronged with performers, theatre-lovers and partygoers for the world’s biggest arts festival, and every winter the city lights up with a three-day party to welcome in the New Year. 

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  • Our English school is right in the heart of it all, in the center of the New Town, close to the train station and numerous restaurants and stylish shops 
  • Runs a packed social program with many unique Scottish experiences like ceilidh dancing, Burns Suppers and whisky distillery visits
  • Excursions include trips to the spectacular Scottish Highlands every weekend
  • Closed groups for juniors aged 12-17 can be accepted in our Edinburgh school
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School Information

About our Edinburgh English school

School facilities

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Other information

  • University Placement Service

Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more

  • Test Center

Our Edinburgh school is a Trinity exam center

  • Exam Preparation Academy

Our Edinburgh school specializes 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 specialize in IELTS and will receive support throughout your course with tutorials and study plans focusing on maximizing your IELTS score 

  • School holidays

See our school closures

  • Edinburgh school audit report

This school is frequently inspected by regulatory bodies. You can read the British Council's latest audit report online for our English school in Edinburgh.

  • Minimum age

16+  

  • Entry level  

From Beginner to Intermediate depending on course

  • Courses 

General English, Business English, Semi-Intensive, Intensive, IELTS Exam Preparation, Cambridge Exam Preparation

  • Class size 

Average 12, maximum 15 students  

  • Course length

From 1 to 52 weeks. The longer you study, the more you’ll progress! 

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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International Languages school is accredited by the British Council, and is a member of English UK. These are highly respected organizations that represent and help maintain the best English language schools in the country.

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed since 2018.

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Student accommodation in Edinburgh

Homestay

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  • Share meals with your hosts every day
  • Speak English in a relaxed, natural setting
  • A range of options including twin rooms, en-suite and private bathrooms
 
Homestay

Ideal for students who want to discover local culture and customs with a friendly host, in a home environment. 

  • Share meals with your hosts every day
  • Speak English in a relaxed, natural setting
  • A range of options including twin rooms, en-suite and private bathrooms

Arran House

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  • Ensuite rooms
  • Communal kitchen and games room
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Bike storage available
  • 24-hour security and concierge
 
Arran House

Arran House is less than 20 minutes away from Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, one of the city’s best parks and the National Museum of Scotland. The residence has en-suite bathrooms and hosts frequent social events in the common areas.

You will have 24 hour security and a concierge to help with any request you may have. The site also has a communal kitchen that can be hired out where you can host dinner parties and international food nights with your fellow students, laundry facilities and places to store a bike if that’s how you choose to get around the city. Dedicated study areas and meeting rooms will help with your learning and the gaming room will help you relax after a long day of studying! 

  • Ensuite rooms
  • Communal kitchen and games room
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Bike storage available
  • 24-hour security and concierge
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Fountain Bridge

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  • Ensuite double rooms

  • Shared kitchen and living area

  • Onsite gym and movie room

  • Communal courtyard

  • Includes bowling alley and dining complex

 
Fountain Bridge

Fountain Bridge is a student residence with fantastic facilities situated by the Fountain Park leisure complex including a multiplex cinema, gym, bowling alley and dining complex. This residence offers 5 bed cluster flats where you will have a private bathroom and bedroom but share your kitchen and living area with your fellow students. Communal facilities include a pool table, movie room and an onsite gym. There is also a courtyard, perfect for sunny days!

  • Ensuite double rooms

  • Shared kitchen and living area

  • Onsite gym and movie room

  • Communal courtyard

  • Includes bowling alley and dining complex

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Haymarket Residence

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  • Private studios with a private kitchenette and bathroom 
  • Double bed with underbed storage, desk, ensuite and kitchen 
  • Fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, fridge and freezer 
  • Communal lounge with gaming area, onsite gym and bike storage 
  • Time to the school: 17 minutes by bus / 10 minutes by bike
 
Haymarket Residence
  • Private studios with a private kitchenette and bathroom 
  • Double bed with underbed storage, desk, ensuite and kitchen 
  • Fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, fridge and freezer 
  • Communal lounge with gaming area, onsite gym and bike storage 
  • Time to the school: 17 minutes by bus / 10 minutes by bike
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Silk Mill Residence

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  • En-suite Room with shared kitchen 
  • Small double bed, desk & chair, wardrobe and under bed storage 
  • Kitchen comes with fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, sofa, dining table and chairs and storage space 
  • Facilities include: breakfast bar, karaoke room, gym, gaming room, study areas 
  • Time to the school: 40 minutes by walking / 11 minutes by bike
 
Silk Mill Residence
  • En-suite Room with shared kitchen 
  • Small double bed, desk & chair, wardrobe and under bed storage 
  • Kitchen comes with fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, sofa, dining table and chairs and storage space 
  • Facilities include: breakfast bar, karaoke room, gym, gaming room, study areas 
  • Time to the school: 40 minutes by walking / 11 minutes by bike
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Social Activities

What to do in Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities.

 
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Frequently asked questions about studying English in Edinburgh

Why learn English at our Edinburgh school?

Studying English in Edinburgh with Kaplan can offer you a unique and immersive study experience, where you combine learning about Scottish history and culture with practicing your language skills in an authentic setting. 

This magical city is full of fascinating historical landmarks and stunning architecture that leave visitors in awe, and luckily our school is located in the heart of the New Town, close to the main train station. This means that not only will you have easy access to a lot of the city’s top attractions, but you will also have easy access to A station that connects with most of the UK. 

How much does it cost to learn English in Edinburgh?

The cost of your trip depends entirely on the course you choose and where you stay. For a more accurate estimate of how much learning in Edinburgh will cost, please use our quote tool. At Kaplan, we do our best to provide a range of courses and accommodation options that suit most budgets, but this is not always possible. 

Alternatively, you can also talk to one of our advisors who can help you create a custom package that suits your budget. 

Will I need a visa to study in Edinburgh?

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to study in Edinburgh. Please contact one of our advisors to find out more. 

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