Undergraduate study

When to apply

To ensure your application is considered you should apply by the relevant deadline.

UCAS application timetable

1 September 2015 Applications open for 2016 entry.
15 October 2015 Deadline for all applications to medicine and veterinary medicine.
15 January 2016 Deadline for all other UK and EU applicants.
30 June 2016 Deadline for all other international applicants. (We advise you to apply by 15 January but applications will be accepted until 30 June.)
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What happens to my application?

We will consider all applications received by the relevant UCAS deadlines.

We aim to inform you of our decision on your application as quickly as possible. Provided you have applied by the October or January deadline, you can expect to receive our decision by the end of March.


UCAS Track

You can follow the progress of your application through UCAS Track.

UCAS Track

Applying after deadlines

We will consider applications received after the relevant deadlines on an individual basis at our discretion. As demand for many of our programmes is high, we cannot guarantee that late applications will be considered.

Following UCAS deadlines, we will close certain programmes to further applications. If you are considering applying after the relevant deadline and UCAS Apply indicates that we are still accepting applications, please contact the relevant college admissions office to check the availability of places before submitting your application.

UKCAT deadline for applications to medicine

If you are applying for medicine at Edinburgh you must sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), or apply for an exemption code from the UKCAT consortium, in the summer before you submit your UCAS application.

Please note that the deadline to register for the UKCAT is before the UCAS application deadline.

We don’t use any other admissions tests in our selection process for any other subject.