We need to verify your qualifications as submitted in your UCAS application and any additional qualifications you've been asked to meet as part of your offer.
If you decide to accept our offer as your firm choice it is essential that you send us copies of any exam certificates you have already obtained. Examples include:
If you do not have certificates that list the relevant qualifications, you should contact the relevant examining board(s) to request replacements or ask the school/college to provide written confirmation of subjects and grades.
You should also check whether you need to notify us of any forthcoming exam results or whether they will be sent to us directly by UCAS.
If you hold offers based on SQA Highers, GCE A Levels, the Irish Leaving Certificate or the Welsh Baccalaureate you do not need to send us your results as we will receive these automatically from UCAS.
If you are an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate you should ask your school IB Diploma Programme Coordinator to request that your results are sent to UCAS, so that we can receive these automatically.
If your exam results are not sent to us by UCAS you must send us copies of your exam certificates to verify the results you have been asked to achieve in order to meet your offer.
You must provide authorised translations of all certificates that are written in languages other than English.
You must provide copies of any English language test results.
If you have taken any College Board exams such as Advanced Placements, SATs, the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT test, you must arrange for the College Board to forward us the original certificates.
If you are an international student, please also send us a photocopy/scan of your passport to help us process your visa application.
If you are an adult returner you should send us copies of any recent certificates of education. In most cases you do not need to send copies of qualifications that were obtained more than five years ago. However, these are required if you are applying for the MBChB Medicine or the BSc Oral Health Sciences.
If you are holding an offer from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and/or the College of Science & Engineering you must submit copies of all of your requested certificates (existing qualifications and non-UCAS exam results) within 10 working days of publication of your examination results or by 31 August of the UCAS cycle in which you applied, whichever is earlier.
If you are holding an offer from the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, please see the advice for your particular programme.
After you applied to the University of Edinburgh, you should have received details of how to log on to our MyEd website. We use this website to communicate with you about your application and to let you know where to find help and advice.
You can upload scanned copies of your certificates by responding to the ‘clearance check’ on your application in MyEd. after you have logged in, under the ‘my applications’ tab you will see your ‘outstanding actions’ list. In this list you will find your ‘clearance check’.
We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your certificates and that we can only return certificates if requested.
The clearance check message will tell you exactly what you need to upload.
If you are unable to upload your certificates to your application you can send to the relevant college admissions office:
Please include your UCAS Personal ID number so that we can match the documents to your application.