British Study Centres BSC Edinburgh


English school in Edinburgh with the highest quality marks at the most prestigious street in Edinburgh.


Company's origins date back to the 1930s when the Cleaver family founded it.

In the early days, British Study Centres (BSC) concentrated on correspondence courses and as such was a precursor to the Open University who grew up in the 1960s. The Company overgrew, establishing offices and examination centres across the entire (then) British Empire and beyond and in the process becoming the UK's largest group of correspondence colleges.

Today, BSC specialises in the delivery of high-quality English language training to adults and young learners, teacher training courses for the UK and overseas teachers and University Pathway programmes.

BSC Edinburgh is in the heart of Edinburgh, in a stunning Georgian building on George Street, the most prestigious street in Edinburgh.

There are 12 classrooms (throughout three floors), all of them with interactive whiteboards, some of them have a stunning view of Edinburgh Castle.

The library is full of books and magazines waiting fo be borrowed by the students to improve their English. You can take them home or read them in the library along with a hot or cold drink.

There is also a well-equipped computer room, study centre and free Wi-Fi access throughout the building.

Why BSC Edinburgh is the best language school to learn English in Edinburgh

  • English school accredited by the British Council and Eaquals, the highest quality mark that a language school can achieve.
  • Free WiFi - throughout the building.
  • Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms.
  • Internships (unpaid positions available).
  • Job Club - write CV’s & Covering letters - free service for students who are looking for a job.
  • Small classes.
  • Student Lounge - a calm place to relax.

Most popular activities that BSC Edinburgh organises in the afternoons and evenings in Edinburgh

  • Bowling and burgers.
  • Calton Hill.
  • Conversation club.
  • Edinburgh walk tour.
  • Escape game, Edinburgh.
  • Live music and pub night.
  • Mary King’s Close underground tour.
  • Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • Scotch whisky experience.
  • Scottish ceilidh dance.


SchoolBritish Study Centres BSC Edinburgh
Address62-66 George Street
CodeEH2 2LR
Phone (emergencies)+447788 438
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Library Library
Student Lounge Student Lounge
Free Wifi Free Wifi
Computer Room Computer Room
Interactive White Board Interactive White Board


Total students capacity150
Number of classrooms12
Age minimum16
AccreditationsALTOBritish CouncilBusiness English UkCSN SweenEaqualsEnglish UK
Last day for 2024 bookings with 2023 prices30/9

Statistics on ages

Whole Year

Students total average70
Students per classroom maximum14
Students per classroom average10

Statistics on nationalities

Whole Year




Homestay accommodation in Edinburgh

Homestay accommodation in Edinburgh

Live the experience of full immersion living with a British host family in Edinburgh

McDonald Road Residence Edinburgh

McDonald Road Residence Edinburgh

Student residence in the city centre and at 20 minutes walk from the school in Edinburgh, Scotland

Beaverbank Place Summer Residence Edinburgh

Beaverbank Place Summer Residence Edinburgh

Beaverbank is in the most popular area of Edinburgh, Canonmills, surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes and a just 20-minute walk from the school

Gateway Summer Apartments Edinburgh

Gateway Summer Apartments Edinburgh

Gateway is a high-specification property that offers luxurious studios and modern communal areas with the latest technology.


#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (GBP)Price Week from ()
1ENGeneral English Course 20 lessonsExcellent general English course standard 20 lessons per week in Edinburgh, Scotland {442}1-50 2016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1
2ENGeneral English Course 25 lessonsPopular general English course semi-intensive 25 lessons per week in Edinburgh, Scotland {443}1-50 2516Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1
3ENGeneral English Course 30 lessonsThe most popular general English course intensive 30 lessons per week in Edinburgh, Scotland {576}1-50 3016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1
4ENGeneral English Course + Business English 20+5LCombined General English Course 20 lessons with Business English Course 5 lessons in Edinburgh, Scotland {605}1-50 2516Adults 16+Language + BusinessA2B1B2C1
5ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 25 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full time 25 lessons per week in Edinburgh, Scotland {444}2516Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2
6ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 25 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 25 lessons per week in Edinburgh, Scotland {446}2516Adults 16+Cambridge CAEC1C2
7ENFull-time IELTS Course 20 lessonsAcademic IELTS preparation course full-time 20 lessons per week in Edinburgh, Scotland {448}1-50 2016Adults 16+Cambridge IELTSB1B2C1C2