Why Scotland

Every year, more than 30,000 students from all over the world choose to study in Scotland. With the whole world to choose from, you have to ask: “why here?” The purpose of this guide is to share some of their reasons with you and in doing so, introduce you to learning English in Scotland.

Studying overseas has many advantages. It adds depth to your education,helping you develop your language skills, and bringing you into contact with different people and a different style of learning. It also challenges you to adapt to a completely new cultural environment, and these, among many other reasons, are why it’s seen as such a valuable asset for personal development.

Learning that stands out from the crowd
Scotland has a centuries old tradition of high quality learning and we are recognised as being one of the most inventive nations on Earth. Scots have made many breakthroughs that have changed the way we live and work, from the telephone, television and penicillin, through to 3D computer games, the iPod audio chip, and the first ever cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep. So if you want to learn in the home of some of the most inspiring and enquiring minds, then Scotland is the place for you.

A welcoming place to live and learn
Scotland is consistently rated by visitors as a friendly, safe place to be, that combines a strong sense of its own identity with a multicultural community spirit, lively cosmopolitan cities, spectacular landscapes, and a vivid and varied sports, arts, entertainment and social scene. Whatever your interests, you will find that we have a lot to offer you.

This guide brings together everything you need to know about Scotland and learning English here in one place. We hope you’ll enjoy discovering why it is that so many international students choose to live and learn in Scotland every year, and that perhaps soon, you’ll be one of them.