We guarantee that all applications received by the relevant UCAS deadlines will receive equal consideration.
In high-demand subject areas, we may hold applications from suitably qualified candidates until we have received and considered all the applications submitted by the deadline.
While we appreciate that this is an anxious time, we aim to inform you of our decision as quickly as possible. However, it is likely that you will not receive a final decision from us until the end of March.
All decisions about on-time applications will be made by the UCAS deadline of 9 May.
If we make you an offer, you’ll find detailed information on what you need to do next on the My offer website.
Each application undergoes an initial screening so we can check your tuition fee status.
We also check to ensure that you have achieved, or are predicted to achieve, the minimum academic requirements.
After you apply we will send you details of how to log on to the University’s MyEd portal; this is the website we will use to communicate with you about your application.
You can use MyEd to upload any documents supporting your application and find out more about life as a student at the University of Edinburgh.
You can also track the progress of your application through the UCAS tracking website, UCAS Track.
Our decision on your application will be communicated to you through UCAS Track.
Don’t forget to let us know if any of your contact details, especially your email address, have changed. You can contact us through MyEd or the relevant admissions office.
If you are applying to programmes in Art, Design, Fine Art or Landscape Architecture, you will be invited to submit a digital mini-portfolio. If your application is of the required standard, you will be invited to bring a full portfolio to an Applicant Day.
The small number of areas that normally interview applicants before making a decision do not arrange separate post-application visits. These include Veterinary Medicine and Community and Teacher Education degrees.
Applicants to all other degree programmes will usually be invited to a post-offer visit day.
The University receives many more applications from well-qualified students than there are places available.
If your application has not been successful, you can download documentation that may be helpful in explaining our decision regarding your application (requires a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader).
We are committed to providing feedback to unsuccessful applicants on request. Further information can be found in our admissions feedback, appeals and complaints policy.
This article was published on Aug 28, 2013