European Union Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Poland

Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Poland.

Introduction

The University of Edinburgh welcomes applications from well qualified students from Poland. If you have questions about entry requirements that are not answered by the below please contact us directly.

Remember you must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes a personal statement, reference, and full details of all achieved qualifications as well as any you are taking this year. We need to see predicted grades for all qualifications not yet completed, including for each subject you are taking in your final qualifications, so that we can ensure you meet all minimum entry requirements. Without predicted grades we cannot assess your application fully and it is very unlikely to be considered in the selection process. Although predicted grades should be added by your referee in the appropriate section of the UCAS application form, it is your responsibility to check that this has been done.   

Matura

We welcome applications from students with the Polish Matura.

The information below provides a summary of the minimum entry requirements required by each of the three Colleges within the University.

The final decision to offer you a place will be taken with reference to the whole UCAS application, including academic grades, personal statement and academic reference. Having the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee the offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process. For some degree programmes, relevant work experience will be required.

Subject specific requirements

For many degree programmes, we will expect you to have studied specific subjects at Advanced/Extended Level within the Matura. Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers for a specific subject(s) we will normally ask you for the same subject(s) at Advanced/Extended Level in the Matura.

Specific subject requirements at SQA Higher for each degree programme can be found at the beginning of each subject entry via the online degree finder. Details of the grades required at Matura can be found below.

Admissions statistics

You can find information on the ratio of applications, offers and accepted applicants for each of our degree programmes from Student Recruitment and Admissions.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the minimum entry requirement.

For many degree programmes, we will expect you to have studied specific subjects within your qualifications. Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers and National 5s for a specific subject(s) we will normally ask you for the same subject(s) in your qualifications. Specific subject requirements at SQA Higher/National 5s for each degree programme can be found at the beginning of each subject entry via the online degree finder.

For MA English Literature and joint degree programmes with English Literature, applicants must have achieved or be predicted to achieved English Literature at an advanced level, this is typically in the final year of the high school diploma. Unfortunately we cannot accept English Language as meeting this subject requirement, however combined English Literature and Language is accepted.

Details of the grades required in your qualifications can be found below. In order for applicants to be considered for an offer they need to have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, the equivalencies of all entry requirements listed in the degree finder for the relevant degree programme.

Minimum academic requirements

Award of Matura with minimum of 80% in all Standard and in three Extended Level subjects.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language by completing one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

Typical Offer

Award of Matura with minimum 85% in all Standard and in three Extended Level subjects.

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Medicine

Your application will be considered with the award of Matura with a minimum of 85% in all standard level and in three extended level subjects. The subjects offered should include: Chemistry at extended level and Biology at standard or extended level.

In addition to the minimum academic criteria, you are also required to meet non-academic entry requirements in terms of skills, experience and motivation.

You are also required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in the summer before you submit your UCAS application. Details of the test and how your result is used in the selection process are available on the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine website.

Veterinary Medicine

Your application will be considered with the award of Matura with a minimum of 85% in all standard level and in three extended level subjects. The subjects offered should include: Chemistry and Biology at extended level.

If Physics has not been studied as part of the Matura, candidates must also provide evidence of a qualification at a minimum of GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject.

Qualifications must be gained in one sitting and at the first attempt.

If English is not your first language, you will also need to meet the University's required standard of English.

Work experience with animals is a key part of the entry requirements for Veterinary Medicine. You will be required to submit a Work Experience Summary form prior to 22nd October to support your UCAS application.

Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Oral Health Sciences

Requirements are the same as for the College of Science & Engineering (see below). Biology is a required subject for Oral Health Sciences. Biology and Chemistry are required subjects for Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences. If the required subjects are not present within the qualification we would require them as A Levels.

College of Science & Engineering

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the minimum entry requirement.

Minimum academic requirements

Award of Matura with 80% in all Standard level and in three Extended level subjects, to include specific required subjects and 85% where an A is required.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding 70% in English Language at Advanced Level in the Matura or one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

Typical Offer

Award of Matura with a minimum of 85% in all Standard level and in three Extended level subjects, to include specific required subjects.

Advanced Entry

Advanced entry direct into Year 2 of many of our degree programmes in the College of Science and Engineering is possible for applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in the Matura.

Consideration for 2nd year entry will be given to applicants who have achieved, or who are predicted to achieve the Matura with at least 90% in three Extended level subjects including specific required subjects.

Other qualifications

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will also have to meet English Language requirements to apply. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

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