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Over the course of many centuries, an amalgamation of various traditions has moulded the culture of Scotland. There is a robust arts scene, with both music and literature. Sport is an important element in Scottish culture, with the country hosting many of its own national sporting competitions, and enjoying independent representation at many international sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup, the Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s second largest city after Glasgow, has a population over 460,000 which swells to well over 1 million during its famous fringe arts festivals in August. The city also hosts the biggest New Year street party in the world, known as Hogmanay. Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city skyline, is the most popular visitor attraction in Scotland with over 1 million visitors each year.
Students intending to study in the UK for less than six months may apply to do so as a student visitor. With a student visitor status you may not work in the UK or extend your stay. If you intend to study in the UK for more than six months, or if you wish to work part-time while studying, you should apply for a visa under Tier 4 (General) of the points-based system. For more information, visit the UK Border Agency website.
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Last updated on Monday 18 November 2013