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Edinburgh Business School Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Edinburgh Business School (EBS) of Scotland (established in 1997) is the Graduate Business School section of Heriot-Watt University, which was founded in 1821. Heriot-Watt University is ranked at #302 by QS world ranking while the Business counterpart, EBS is ranked as the 3rd best University to study Economics in the UK by “Business Insider” website. The University is accredited by Royal Charter.

Edinburgh Business School offers Management studies at Master’s and Doctorate levels that are delivered by On-campus and Online means. The MBA program is known as one of the largest International programs of its kind. In 2018 an initiative called “Edinburgh Business School Incubator” had been established to support start-ups for students and alumni.

All the courses are open for international students and core courses can be taken in English, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese. The University has partnerships with 23 approved learning partner Institutions from Europe, Central America, South Africa, Asia, Middle East, etc., thus making alumni students from a wide range of 158 countries globally


University TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
LocationEdinburgh, Lothians, Scotland
Official Websitehttps://www.ebsglobal.net/
Total No. of Academic ProgramsMBA=5; Msc=2
Cost of Attendance£22,000
Admission ProcessOnline and offline
English Language ProficiencyLevel C1
Intake TypeJanuary and October intakes
Mode of ProgramFull time, part-time, Online
Admission Helpdesk(For students from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands) Edinburgh Business School 5/4 Columbia Court Baulkham Hills, Sydney Tel: +61 2 88964349 Email: ebsanz@ebs.hw.ac.uk
Number of Active students10666
Percentage of International Students22%

Programs, Campus and Residence


Edinburgh Business school offers MBA as either on-campus, online, or part-time courses. The online courses usually take 4 years to complete while on-campus courses can be completed in 2 years. Edinburgh campus offers an Executive MBA and Malaysia campus offers a part-time MBA. Besides these, EBS also provides 2 online MSc. programs in Management. The courses can be summarised as:

  • MSc. Marketing
  • MSc. Financial Management
  • MBA (On-campus, Online, Part-time)
  • DBA (Doctorate degree)
  • PhD

MBA can be completed in either of the below 5 specializations:

  1. MBA with Strategic Planning
  2. MBA with Marketing
  3. MBA with Finance
  4. MBA with Oil and Gas Management
  5. MBA with Human Resource Management

Campus EBS has campuses at Edinburgh, Dubai Malaysia. In the case of , some campuses provide only certain modes of studies and not all. Residence The Edinburgh campus of the Heriot-Watt University, the host University of Edinburgh Business School, provides 2000 residence places. Postgraduate students can choose either Single rooms, shared flats or studio apartments. International students and exchange students can also seek for private rentals.

Edinburgh Business School Admissions

  • Application: Application can be completed online followed by sending the documents via post. The filled application form has to be sent with the required supporting documents.
  • Enrolment: Enrolment is possible in October and in January every year.
  • Application Deadlines: The application is open throughout the year for all the courses. The decision will be informed by writing only.*
  • General requirements: The applicant has to provide documents such as Transcripts of each year of past studies, Passport-sized photograph, Two reference letters, Passport, Curriculum Vitae, Proof of English language proficiency (not dated more than 2 years ago).
  • Language Requirements: For applicants, whose native language is not English, have to submit the proof of C1 level expertise in the language. A large range of certificates are accepted and some of them are as listed below;
  1. IELTS: Minimum of 6.5
  2. Cambridge ESOL: Level C1
  3. TOFEL: Listening & Reading – 875; Speaking & Writing – 360
  4. English for Business: Level 4

* The above Application procedures are in reference with the Edinburgh campus of EBS. Depending on the campus location, procedures and period may vary.

Cost of Attendance

Overall fees

CourseTuition fee
MBA22,000 GBP (full-time), 20,000 GBP (part-time)
MBA Online6480 Pounds
MSc. Online6480 Pounds (Full award) 20,000 Pounds (Part-time)
DBA22,280 Pounds
Cost of living£845.00-£1080.00 per month


Traditional self-catered rooms (Campus residence)£115.00-£170.00 per week
Studio flats (Campus residence)£200.00 per week
Private rental single room£400.00-£450.00 per week
Private rental single bed flat£550.00-£650.00 per week

Scholarship and Financial Aids

The availability of scholarships and external funding for students will depend on the campus of study and the economic background. EBS has started some major scholarships for South African students, an initiative started by Graca Machel Mandela, to help African students. Some scholarships and external assistance are listed,

ScholarshipValueApplication Period
MBA scholarships for Malaysian Woman applicant (Part-time, Malaysian Campus)MYR 56,3001st April to 30th June
MBA scholarships for woman applicant from Gulf Cooperation Council (Dubai campus)Up to AED 100,0001st April to 30th June
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship (For female students)Total of $10000 USDTill 31st July
Commonwealth Scholarship1084 GBP per monthTill 25th January
Chevening Scholarship£26,0006th August to 8th Novembe

Alumni Network:

Edinburgh Business School has produced several notable Business persons including Adam Crozier, Dirk Blaauw, Jenkins, etc

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Edinburgh Business School Overview

AffiliationHeriot-Watt University
Student Population0
Average Cost of Attendance$21,469 / Year

Attendance Cost


Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$21,469 / Year
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