There’s a reason the Scots are fiercely proud of their country. This small country is home to a landscape that will take your breath away, more mountains than you can climb (but you can try!) as well as vibrant, cosmopolitan cities bursting with opportunities for graduates.

No.1 most beautiful country in the world

Recognised by Rough Guides (2019) as the most beautiful country in the world, Scotland is a small country packed with a rich heritage, breathtaking landscapes, dynamic cities and an artistic culture which has produced some of the world’s most renowned musicians, filmmakers, dancers, artists, singers and performers. Stunning scenery to stir the soul. Rich history and vibrant cities. Internationally acclaimed arts and culture. Scotland offers students a canvas of natural beauty and cultural creativity.  

No matter where you look, from the highest peaks to the biggest festivals, Scotland will take you on an unforgettable journey. That’s why more than 55,000 international students from over 180 countries decide to call Scotland home each year. 

Drive for one hour in any direction and you can find yourself on a beach eating fresh fish on the East Coast, discovering historic gems in the National Galleries in Edinburgh or relaxing along the edge of Loch Lomond.

Prepare to fall in love with this small country with a huge heart. 

Scotland is a popular tourist destination and some of the most popular attractions include visiting the Isle of Skye and the Hebrides, taking in the historic Edinburgh Castle, sampling local delights at one of the many whisky distilleries and celebrating Hogmanay the Scottish New Year. Scotland is teeming with wonderful wildlife and the greatest golf and it’s home to dozens of whisky distilleries, dotted all the way around the country.

Go skiing, hiking, mountain biking. Become a culture vulture and visit the numerous museums, art galleries and theatres. Take yourself back to the past through fascinating ruins and ancient buildings on tiny islands and in the middle of the biggest cities.

Scotland is one of the best countries in the world to make your home as a student.