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English school in Edinburgh

Kaplan International

English school in Edinburgh

Kaplan International

Kaplan International

Based in a stunning historical townhouse, our partner school’s Edinburgh location is only a stone’s throw away from the iconic St Andrew Square, as well as the city’s main train station. With 13 spacious classrooms all complete with interactive whiteboards, this school offers an optimal environment for studying English. You’ll have access to a study centre and prayer room, in addition to a common area where you can bond with classmates. When lessons are over, head to any of the nearby restaurants, cafes or boutique shops for some delicious food or retail therapy. If you’re after something a little more peaceful, the numerous gardens and parks throughout the city provide beautiful green sanctuaries to relax in after a day of studying. 

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Key points

  • Reputed and very well-equipped school
  • Quality teaching
  • Ideal location, in the very heart of the city centre

School facts

Available exams:
School size:
Disabled access
Free Wifi

Student facts

Minimum age:
years old
Average age:
years old
Maximum students in class:


British Council
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English UK partner agency
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Student nationalities

      Saudi Arabia


ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.


Host family


If you wish to immerse yourself in Scottish culture and put into practice what you will have learned in class, then staying with a host family is the ideal solution. You will stay in a single or double room with half board provided and the option of no board for students travelling alone. Carefully selected by our partner school, your host family will usually be between 20 and 45 minutes on average from the school by bus (maximum travel time 60 minutes during high season). On request, you can also choose to have a private bathroom.

Arran House residence

ESL Languages residence Arran House Kaplan Edinburgh

Your home from home in the city centre! Just a 20-minute stroll away from the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Princess Street, you’ll be ideally situated. Enjoy the privacy of your cozy en-suite room in a 5-to-7-bedroom apartment, where you will also have the chance to socialize in the shared kitchen/lounge space with your new friends.

Other common areas include a large common room with a pool table, TV area and café-style study areas – perfect for some mingling with other international students!


Fountainbridge residence (ages 18 and over, available until 30.08.2025)

ESL Languages Fountainbridge residence Kaplan Edinburgh

Spend your time in Edinburgh in a social atmosphere right next to a popular entertainment complex with a cinema, bowling alley, gym, and food court – all just a 30-minute walk from the school. You will have a single room in a five-bedroom flat, with a shared lounge area to socialise with your housemates and a shared kitchen which you will need to use to cater for yourself. Each room has a small double bed, a wardrobe, mirror, storage space, desk, and chair – you will also have access to an ensuite bathroom. The residence has shared laundry facilities, which you can use for a fee – linen will be provided, but students will be responsible for washing it and cleaning their own room. There are plenty of shared facilities for students to enjoy – including study areas, pool tables, a cinema room, and a gym.

Haymarket Studio Apartments (ages 18 and over, available from 06/07/2024)

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This residence is a 17-minute bus ride from the school and in the perfect location for any international student in Edinburgh, whether you’re looking to explore the culture, the history, the parties, or all of the above! Your private studio apartment will be a calm oasis from the vibrant atmosphere of Edinburgh, equipped with a double bed, under-bed storage, free Wi-Fi, a desk, an ensuite bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. You’ll be provided with linen, but you should bring your own towels, both of which can be cleaned for a fee using the onsite facilities. During your time in this residence, you’ll be expected to keep your own spaces clean and cook your own meals. While you have the option of privacy in your room, the residence organises plenty of social events for you to make friends. Once you’ve made your new friends, you can socialise in the communal lounge and gaming area or workout in the onsite gym. 

Silk Mill Residence (ages 18 and over, available 07.07.2024 to 24.08.2024)

ESL Languages Silk Mill residence Kaplan Edinburgh

In this stylish, modern residence, you’ll have all the comforts of your own home while being able to enjoy the vibrant social atmosphere of Edinburgh, just a short journey to the city centre and a 21-minute bus ride to school. You’ll be placed in a single room equipped with a double bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, Wi-Fi, and under-bed storage. Linen will be provided on the first day, but you’ll need to bring your own towels — both of which can be cleaned using the on-site facilities. You will be responsible for keeping your own space clean, and you will need to cater for yourself in the fully-equipped shared kitchen. Take advantage of this student-centric space by making new friends in the shared facilities, including a breakfast bar, a karaoke room, a gym, a gaming room, and various study areas. 

Why choose our accommodation

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Guaranteed Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation can be stressful. That’s why we guarantee that we’ll find the perfect housing option for you before you even land in your destination.

Convenient Transport

Our accommodation is hand-picked to make sure your journey to the classroom is as safe, reliable, and smooth as possible.

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Safer and more comfortable

All of our accommodation options are rigorously screened to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting when you make the choice to book your program.