Postgraduate study

How to apply

All you need to know about applying for postgraduate study or research at Edinburgh.

Before you apply

Before you apply, you should make sure you meet the entrance requirements of your chosen degree, and contact us to discuss your proposed programme of study.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements for postgraduate study include both academic and English language requirements.

Start your application

Applications for our postgraduate programmes are made online.

Applicant Hub

Our Applicant Hub allows you to track your application.


You will usually be asked to provide references in support of your application.

Certified translations

You will be asked to provide transcripts of your academic record to support your application.

Research proposals

A research proposal helps us assess both your suitability for a research degree and whether we can offer supervision.

Non-standard applications

In some circumstances you may need to apply online through another organisation, institution or professional body, or by post.

After you apply

After you've applied you will be able to track the progress of your application using our Applicant Hub. You can also accept or decline any offers through the Hub.