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
Closed groups for Juniors aged 12-17 can be accepted in our Edinburgh school
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
All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics
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
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 2018.
School photo gallery
Check out images of student life at Edinburgh school
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
Join our homestay program and live in a British home during your time in Edinburgh. Meals will be provided by your hosts and practice your English outside of school in a relaxed and informal situation.
Live in a homestay specially chosen by us
Enjoy breakfasts and dinners provided by our hosts
Get friendly advice about our English courses, our schools and prices. Find out more, or book now.
Our consultants speak many different languages so if you would prefer to contact us in your own language, please tell us in the message to our staff below.