Pakistan - Entry requirements

Entry to undergraduate study

Students from Pakistan are admitted to the University of Edinburgh with a range of qualifications: GCE A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and other recognised regional systems.

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Intermediate

Pre-Medical and Pre- Engineering

For all undergraduate degree programmes offered by the College of Science and Engineering, applicants with 75% or more in the HSC/ Intermediate (Pre-Engineering or Pre-Medical streams only), will be considered for entry to year 1 of an undergraduate degree. Applicants must meet any specific-subject requirements.

  • Students wishing to study medicine or veterinary medicine will not be considered on the basis of the HSC Intermediate.
  • No other stream of the Intermediate HSC is considered suitable for direct entry to an undergraduate programme.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelors of Commerce

Applicants with good grades with a Bachelor of Commerce (Pass or Honours) or Bachelor of Arts will be considered for entry to year 1 of degrees within the College of Humanities and Social Science.

Students wishing to study medicine, veterinary medicine will not be considered on the basis of a BA or BComm.

Other qualifications

Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above may also consider applying for a Foundation year.

Entry to postgraduate study

Applicants with a 4 year Undergraduate degree from an HEC recognised institution in Pakistan will be considered for admission onto most one year Taught Master programme, so long as they have achieved a minimum of a First Class Bachelors Degree (Division 1).

Entry to our MBA programme

To be considered for entry to the MBA programmes, applicants must have a minimum of a First Class Bachelors Degree (Division 1) and at least three years' full-time work experience.

All MBA applicants are required to take a GMAT test.

Entry to our research programmes

Applicants with a master’s degree from an HEC recognised universities in Pakistan will be considered for postgraduate research programmes.

  • Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A research proposal is required in submitting your application.

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.

Numbers of Pakistani students

There are 89 students from Pakistan currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.

Immigration advice for Pakistani students


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