Business Law in Edinburgh
Rich in history and natural beauty, Edinburgh, Scotland is one of the world’s great cities.
The University of Edinburgh is located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, which is consistently considered one of the most desirable places to live in the world, and is also ranked the greenest in the UK. Despite its small size, Edinburgh has all of the social and cultural assets of a city. It is no surprise that Edinburgh is one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations, coming second only to London.
The Business Law in Edinburgh Program provides McCombs BBA students with the opportunity to earn six UT credits at the prestigious University of Edinburgh. The school has attracted international students for over four centuries and is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Founded in 1583, it receives over 45,000 applications each year, making it the third most popular university in the United Kingdom.
Students will take two classes - LEB 323-Business Law and Ethics, taught by UT faculty, and Law of the European Union, taught by University of Edinburgh faculty. They will explore the region through a series of organized cultural excursions and professional company visits. Past cultural excursions include trips to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Students have also enjoyed company visits to institutions such as Scottish Parliament and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
- Academic Term: Summer Session I
- Program Dates: June 4-July 8, 2023
- Credits: 6 UT credits
- Eligibility: BBA students w/minimum 2.5 GPA
- Prerequisites: None
- Program Code: 350023
*Applications for Summer 2023 are closed
About the Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Must be a BBA student in good academic standing and have an overall minimum UT Austin GPA of 2.50.
Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
UT Austin does not require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in study abroad programs.
However, our international partners and/or the country (ies) you are entering may have their own policies and laws surrounding vaccination to which you could be required to adhere. BBA International Programs strongly recommends that students who wish to participate in a study abroad program get vaccinated.
Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.
Business Law and Ethics – LEB 323 (may be substituted for LEB 323H) - Taught by UT faculty
International Law– LEB 370.5 or GOV 329S - Taught by University of Edinburgh faculty
Stephanie Jue and Christopher Meakin
Questions about this program? Contact Taylor Malcolm.
Fees and Tuition
FEES AND TUITION
2023 Program Fee: $5,400
In-State Tuition for UT Course (3 credits): $500**
- Program fees are subject to change
- **UT tuition is Texas Resident Tuition. Non-resident tuition is $2,000. Non-residents are eligible to apply for the Texas Competitive Scholarship Waiver
- For information on scholarships and financial aid, please visit our funding page
For more information on total estimated cost, including flights, meals, etc., view the Edinburgh study abroad budget.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
- Partner school tuition (for 3-credit University of Edinburgh course)
- Weekly cultural excursions
- Welcome and farewell receptions
- Visits to local companies
- 24/7 assistance from on-site UT staff liaison familiar with language/culture
- Pre-departure sessions
- Re-entry guidance for recruiting
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
- UT tuition (for 3-credit UT course)
- UT Affiliated Studies Fee
- Texas Global Fee ($75)
- Overseas insurance
- Local transportation
- Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
- Passport or visa costs (if needed)
Company visits are an important component of the program. They are designed to provide students with a firsthand look at important local industries, business practices, or politics. Company visits will vary on a yearly basis. Past company visits have included:
- Scottish Parliament
- Wood Mackenzie
- Royal Bank of Scotland
Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local environment. Weekly outings, including admission fees, are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation at each event is mandatory.
Excursions will vary on a yearly basis. Past excursions include:
- Edinburgh Castle
- Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
- Holyrood Palace
- Harry Potter tour
Housing and Transportation
HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION
Participants will stay in flats (student dorm apartments) at one of the University of Edinburgh's Halls of Residence, about a 10 minute walk from campus. Students will have single bedrooms and share a living room, bathroom and kitchen and will be able to request flatmates.
Earliest check-in to dorms: June 4, 2023
Latest check-out from dorms: July 8, 2023
Participants will book their flights to and from Edinburgh on their own and will arrange their own transportation from the airport to the dorm.
Visa and Passport Information
VISA AND PASSPORT INFORMATION
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the study abroad trip. Texas Global Passport Services can process passport applications.
Due to COVID-19, U.S. passports are taking an exceptionally long time to be processed. If you are even considering a study abroad program and you do not have a passport (or your passport will expire within 6 months of the end of your program), you should apply for one now.
U.S. CITIZENS TRAVELING TO EDINBURGH
U.S. citizens traveling to Edinburgh will not require a visa to study in the United Kingdom.
OTHER NATIONALITIES TRAVELING TO EDINBURGH
Depending on nationality, non-US citizens may or may not require a visa. Please visit the U.K. Border Agency Home Office website to view requirements for each nationality.
It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa, if necessary. At the student’s request, we will provide additional program-related documentation to support their visa application, such as an official letter, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage. Students are also encouraged to request formal documentation of student enrollment status from the UT Registrar's Office and are required to notify Texas Global of their travel plans.