Canadian qualifications

Canadian students are admitted to the University of Edinburgh with a range of national qualifications, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-Levels.

Typical entry requirements for Canadian students are:

All subjects except the MBChB Medicine programme/Vet Medicine

Ontario

  • Six 4U courses at 80% (including not more than 2 4M courses) with 85% in required subjects, for all degree programmes in Science/Engineering/Medical Sciences.
  • For all degree programmes in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, students are required to have six 4U courses at 80% (including not more than 2 4M courses) with 80% in required subjects.

Quebec

Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales [DEC] / Diploma of Collegial Studies [DCS] - Overall average of 85% for all degree programmes in Science/Engineering/Medical Sciences.

For all degree programmes in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, students are required to have an overall average of 75%.

Alberta

High School Diploma with five Grade 12 subjects at 80%, with 85% in required subjects for all degree programmes in Science/Engineering/Medical Sciences.

For all degree programmes in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, students are required to have five Grade 12 subjects at 80%, with 80% in required subjects.

British Columbia

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 subjects at 80%, with 85% in required subjects for all degree programmes in Science/Engineering/Medical Sciences.

For all degree programmes in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, students are required to have the Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with at least five Grade 12 Subjects at 80%. Where BC students opt not to take the provincial exam in a subject, the school grade alone will be taken into account.

Manitoba

High School Graduation Diploma with at least five 40S courses at 80%, for all degree programmes in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Nova Scotia

High School Diploma with at least five grade 12 subjects at 80%.

MBChB Medicine programme

Entry directly from high school will not normally be considered.

Applicants offering GCE A levels or the International Baccalaureate will be considered and must meet the minimum entry requirements for these qualifications. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline will be considered for the 5 year programme.

  • A suitable pass in a 4- year undergraduate degree with a science major. Please contact the Admissions Office for acceptable scores

MCAT Score of at least:

  • Verbal 9
  • Biological Sciences 10
  • Physics Sciences 10
  • Writing Letter M (when the test was sat prior to 2013)

Applicants must also take the UKCAT.

Vet Medicine

High School Applicants High School Diploma students will be considered provided very high marks have been achieved in grade 12 courses including Chemistry, Biology and Maths/Physics. Specific requirements will vary depending upon the State. We usually look for 85% in both Chemistry and Biology with 80% in Maths/Physics.

Graduate Applicants Please refer to the School’s website at for further information about graduate and pre-vet applications

Other programmes

Applicants who are interested in studying Science/Engineering/Vet Medicine should take advice from the relevant Admissions Officer using the contacts given below.

Further guidance on entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements.

You can also obtain further guidance on admissions requirements from staff in the Admissions Offices.

College of Humanities and Social Science Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Edinburgh David Hume Tower, George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JX
Work: +44 (0)131 650 3565
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 4678
Enquiry form: Ask a question using our online form
Web: HSS undergraduate admissions
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Admissions
The University of Edinburgh The Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent Edinburgh EH16 4SB
Work: +44 (0)131 242 6407
Fax: +44 (0)131 242 6791
Email:
Web: www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Undergraduate Veterinary Medicine Admissions
The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Easter Bush Veterinary Centre Roslin EH25 9RG
Work: +44 (0)131 650 6178
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 7305
Email:
Web: www.ed.ac.uk/vet
College of Science and Engineering
The University of Edinburgh Weir Building The King's Buildings Edinburgh EH9 3JY
Work: +44 (0)131 650 5737
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 5738
Email:
Web: www.ed.ac.uk/science-engineering

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