How to apply

Applications are made online. You'll be able to upload any supporting documents required, and track the progress of your application.

Applications for 2014/15 have now closed.

Applying for 2015/16

Applications for 2015/16 will open in February 2015.

Your online account

When you apply you will create an online account with us. You will get a username and a password, which will allow you to track your application through its various stages.

What you need to apply

Along with your application, you will need to upload copies of your supporting information including an official transcript, an academic reference and a personal statement (of about 500 words).

Your personal statement should explain why you wish to study at the University of Edinburgh and provide any additional information which you feel may support your application, such as your interest in and suitability for chosen courses, extracurricular activities, etc...

Please note: If you are from a U21 university or if you are applying as an Erasmus student then you do not need to submit an academic reference.

The University reserves the right to request original documentation at any time during the admissions process.

Online Application Guide

A step-by-step guide on how to complete a visiting student online application

Visiting Student Application Guide

Completing your application

Having an online account means that you don’t need to complete your online application in one go. You can save your progress at any point and come back to it at another time.

Tracking your application progress

Your online account can be used to track the progress of your application. Details about your application, including any offer of admission, will be available through your online account.


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