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

plus, an MCAT score before 2015 of at least

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

or, an overall total MCAT score after 2015 of 508 to include a minimum of:

  • Chemistry and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems - 128
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills - 126
  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems - 128
  • Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behaviour - 126

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.

Each separate College has its own specific entry requirements. For detailed information, please use the links below to find out about the requirements for the College you are interested in.


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