On the 25th of January, all 19 higher education institutions across Scotland came together with partners across Scotland to back a new campaign to welcome students from around the world: ‘Scotland’s universities welcome the world’.

British Council Scotland is supporting this new, global campaign to celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of Scottish education. Scotland’s universities are already home to over 180 different nationalities among their students and staff, and they all have a global outlook.

The campaign was officially launched at an international Burns Night event attended by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, alongside over 350 students, dignitaries and university staff from 72 different countries around the world.

For more information visit www.studyinscotland.org/why-scotland/scotland-welcomes or see what is being said on social media using the hashtag #ScotlandWelcomesTheWorld.

The campaign’s key messages

  • Scotland’s universities welcome the world.
  • Scotland welcomes you.
  • Scotland’s world-class higher education is international and inclusive.
  • Scotland is a diverse and inclusive country that celebrates being home to people and cultures from around the world.
  • Get involved and welcome others.
  • Share the welcome. 


Anna Bradshaw, Policy Officer (International), Universities Scotland & British Council Scotland


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