English school in Edinburgh

Watched over by its hilltop castle, this city of Gothic spires and winding medieval streets welcomes philosophers, artists and revelers

Our Edinburgh school

Edinburgh is the spiritual home of everyone who loves a good intellectual debate and a good night out. You’ll find a globally respected university, and fantastic libraries and museums. Every summer the streets are thronged with performers, theatre-lovers and party-goers 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.

  • Our English school is right in the heart of it all, just steps away from the famous shopping thoroughfare of Princes Street, the Scott Monument and the beautiful Dean Gardens
  • 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
  • Can accept Teen students aged 14-18 in closed groups
School location
Kaplan International English Edinburgh 9 Albyn Place Edinburgh EH2 4NG, United Kingdom
”I chose this course because if I get my CAE I will have more opportunities to find a job. I didn’t expect to make so many friends and I would like to stay in contact with them as long as possible.”
Asier Peña
Studied in Edinburgh
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School facilities

Interactive white boards
Study Center
Student Lounge

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. Find out more
  • Languages spoken by staff:
    Arabic, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    All teachers have a CELTA or a DELTA certification
  • Test Center:
    Our Edinburgh school is a Trinity exam center
  • Exam Preparation Academy:
    Our Edinburgh school specialises 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
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by the British Council, and is a member of English UK and Education Scotland. 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 in 2017.

School photo gallery

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


Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Live and socialize with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Join our homestay program and live in a British home during your time in Edinburgh. Share meals with your hosts and practice your English outside of school in a relaxed and informal situation.
  • Live in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your hosts
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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