Kaplan International, Edinburgh

Key points

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

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, China, etc..
ratings
231 authentic opinions

Established in two adjacent historic buildings, our partner school, Kaplan International, is located in the centre of Edinburgh, only a stone's throw away from the fashionable shops of Princes Street and from the amazing view of the castle. Containing 20 spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards and a multimedia room with several computers, this school offers an optimal environment for studying English. You will be able to make use of the library/computer room and a large student lounge (with vending machines for snacks and drinks and a microwave) to meet up with other students. If you want to relax after your English classes, go out onto the school patio or take advantage of the numerous parks nearby, such as the Princes Street Gardens, where you can admire the uninterrupted view of the castle and the Old Town.

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Included in the price
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club (semi-intensive or intensive course)
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Semi-intensive course (20+ weeks)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 20 - 52 week(s)
20 weeks From 5211.- EUR
(4280.- GBP)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
20 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Arran House residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
24
5120 GBP
9710 GBP
10910 GBP
36
7640 GBP
14510 GBP
16310 GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.22   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (21.06-20.08.2021) 15 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 25 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 30 GBP

Options

K+ Live Express: Grammar & Vocabulary, 5 l/week (per week) 75 GBP
K+ Live Express: Speaking & Listening, 5 l/week (per week) 75 GBP
K+ Live Express, 10 l/week (per week) 150 GBP
One-to-one online lessons (per lesson) 70 GBP
One-to-one course (per lesson) 70 GBP
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 49 GBP
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 99 GBP
Special diet (host family) (per week) 30 GBP
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(18.12.2021 - 25.12.2021)
60 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
50 GBP
Close to School supplement (host family) (per week)
Subject to availability
50 GBP
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
48 GBP
Extra night (18+) (host family) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
54 GBP
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
63 GBP
Extra night (18+) (residence) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
70 GBP
Airport transfer from Edinburgh (pick-up) (host family, residence) 75 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Edinburgh (pick-up and drop-off) (host family, residence) 143 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow (pick-up) (host family, residence) 200 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Glasgow (pick-up and drop-off) (host family, residence) 380 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 30.08.2021
Holidays
19.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course (20+ weeks)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 20 - 52 week(s)
20 weeks From 6185.- EUR
(5080.- GBP)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
20 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:45
Options (group): 12:15-13:45 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Arran House residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
24
6080 GBP
10670 GBP
11870 GBP
36
9080 GBP
15950 GBP
17750 GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.22   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (21.06-20.08.2021) 15 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 25 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 30 GBP

Options

K+ Live Express: Grammar & Vocabulary, 5 l/week (per week) 75 GBP
K+ Live Express: Speaking & Listening, 5 l/week (per week) 75 GBP
K+ Live Express, 10 l/week (per week) 150 GBP
One-to-one online lessons (per lesson) 70 GBP
One-to-one course (per lesson) 70 GBP
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 49 GBP
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 99 GBP
Special diet (host family) (per week) 30 GBP
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(18.12.2021 - 25.12.2021)
60 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
50 GBP
Close to School supplement (host family) (per week)
Subject to availability
50 GBP
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
48 GBP
Extra night (18+) (host family) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
54 GBP
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
63 GBP
Extra night (18+) (residence) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
70 GBP
Airport transfer from Edinburgh (pick-up) (host family, residence) 75 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Edinburgh (pick-up and drop-off) (host family, residence) 143 GBP
Airport transfer from Glasgow (pick-up) (host family, residence) 200 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Glasgow (pick-up and drop-off) (host family, residence) 380 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 30.08.2021
Holidays
19.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
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/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

231 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, September – November 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Bien. Sur »
School highlights
« La cuisine »
Top tips
« Les fêtes »
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
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24 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2020
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, January – February 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, January – February 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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57 years old - Spain
/ 5
Amables pero las comida muy repetitivas. No cambiaron las sabanas en 4 semanas. Muy mal fomentadas. Pocas actividades. Poco interes
4 weeks, January – February 2020
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (1 / 5)
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55 years old - France
/ 5
Très convivial et ouvert.Je recommande.
2 weeks, December 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. »
School highlights
« Proche et professionnel. »
Top tips
« Visite du pays et participation aux sorties (danses écossaises) »
32 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, November – December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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35 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, November 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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25 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Testimonials
Jasmine Sbai
Jasmine Sbai

Edinburgh is a beautiful, bustling city where you never run out of things to do. The school is also great, with competent teachers and many activities organised. I could meet many people from different countries, my stay was simply great.

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Estelle Tesarik
Estelle Tesarik

I spent an excellent time in Edinburgh; it’s a beautiful city with many things to do, and the pub nights definitely live up to their reputation! I made some amazing friends and spent some very good time with them! However, one month was not enough for me to improve my English; eventually I managed, but it was tough! I think I will go back next year and stay longer. Oh, and I forgot to say that my favourite moment was the Scottish dance! Don’t miss it!

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Anne-Catherine Melnotte
Anne-Catherine Melnotte

After two months and a half at Kaplan International Colleges – Edinburgh, I can say that I am very satisfied with my choice. The atmosphere at school, at the residence and in the city is very nice. Edinburgh is a city where there is always something to do – you can visit the different tourist sites (museums, mountains, beaches, highlands) or spend some time at the pub!

Edinburgh is an active and dynamic city and I really think it is worth a visit. The school is well located, close to the city centre and to the old town – that’s very convenient. Apart from learning English in a very confortable setting, I am also meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures, which is very interesting. Many people are living in the same residence, so you can always hangout with someone. For this reason, I decided to extend my Scottish experience by 2 months and then continue with an internship. I highly recommend this experience!

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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 (double rooms only available for students travelling together) with half board provided. Carefully selected by our partner school, the families live around 35 minutes away from the course centre. On request, you can also choose to have a private bathroom.

Arran House residence
Your home from home in the city centre! Just a 30-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!

From the Old Town to the mythical panorama of the Highlands, passing by the seaside and the Zoo, numerous exciting activities await you. Museums, sports, outings, excursions...discover, during your free time, the mysteries of Scotland!
Throughout the streets of Edinburgh or outside of the city, numerous attractions are to be discovered. In addition, our partner school will propose numerous activities and excursions to you in order that you may make the most possible out of your stay in Scotland.

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ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your online course and accommodation in the UK and Ireland
Save on your online course and accommodation in the UK and Ireland
Book a course with accommodation at one of our Kaplan partner schools and take advantage of the following offer: 

- 2 weeks free online lessons K+Live Express
- 2 weeks free residence accommodation 


Valid for the following destinations:
Kaplan Bath
Kaplan Bournemouth
Kaplan Cambridge
Kaplan Liverpool
Kaplan Liverpool 30+
Kaplan London - Covent Garden
Kaplan London 30+
Kaplan Manchester
Kaplan Oxford
Kaplan Torbay
Kaplan Dublin
Kaplan Edinburgh


Conditions:
- Only applicable to new bookings received before 28.06.2021 for courses with accommodation
- Students may book host family accommodation, but the initial 2-week quarantine period must take place at the residence
- Minimum stay: 4 weeks
- The on-site course must start before 12.07.2021, and the online course must start before 28.06.2021 unless this is delayed due to coronavirus-related reasons
- Offer subject to availability

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 03.03.2021
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