Information and forms for transferring to and from Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences Degree Programmes.
First, speak to your Personal Tutor
Students who wish to transfer to an undergraduate degree programme within Biomedical Sciences should first contact their Personal Tutor for advice and guidance.
Conditions for Transfer
Students must be in good academic standing (e.g.be eligible to progress into the next year of study to which they wish to transfer).
Students must normally meet the individual criteria for the Degree Programme they wish to transfer to (see the Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study).
Transferring to a Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate degree
Students wishing to transfer to a Biomedical Sciences undergraduate degree should complete Transfer Application Form 1. All parts of the form should be fully completed.
There is no guarantee that transfer requests will be successful as demand for places varies from year to year.
In most cases, transfer requests will only be considered at the end of the academic year. Only in exceptional circumstances will transfer requests be considered past this deadline. Transfer requests are reviewed by the BMTO Teaching Management Executive in June each year after the examination results are confirmed and students will be advised of the decision by email early in July.
If successful (and the applicant has confirmed their intention to proceed with the transfer request) then the student's degree programme record will be updated on EUCLID by the BMTO and a new Personal Tutor will be assigned.
Transfer application form 1 (for transfer to a Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate degree)
Completed forms should be submitted to Lisa.Ketchion@ed.ac.uk by 31 May.
Transfers within Biomedical Sciences
Students who are already studying in Biomedical Sciences and who wish to transfer onto a different Honours Programme should complete an Honours Transfer Form (Form 2.) Students must be in good academic standing at the time and should meet the criteria for the Degree Programme that they wish to transfer into (see: Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study).
Transfer application form 2 (for students already in Biomedical Sciences)
Completed forms should be submitted to Lisa.Ketchion@ed.ac.uk by 22 May.
New students wishing to transfer during Welcome Week or Weeks 1 and 2
Any new student wishing to transfer to a Biomedical Sciences UG degree programme at the start of the academic year must have first met the UCAS entry requirements for the degree that they wish to transfer into. Students should complete New Student Transfer Application Form 3. The deadline for transfer application forms for entry to Year 1 (or direct entry to Year 2) is the end of Week 1. For 2018/19 this is noon on Friday 21 September 2018.
Transfer requests will be considered by the BMTO Teaching Management Executive in Week 2 and applicants will be advised of the outcome by the Friday of Week 2.
If successful (and the applicant has confirmed their intention to proceed with the transfer request) then the student's degree programme record will be updated on EUCLID by the Biomedical Teaching Organisation and a new Personal Tutor will be assigned.
New student transfer application form 3
Completed forms should be submitted to Lisa.Ketchion@ed.ac.uk by the end of Week 1.
Transferring from Biomedical Sciences to elsewhere
Students transferring from Biomedical Sciences to a different degree programme in the College of Science and Engineering or College of Humanities and Social Sciences should contact the School Teaching Organisation which hosts the programme to which they want to change. Students may also wish to review the College policies on transfers.
Student loans and finance implications
Students are responsible for contacting their loan authorities (usually SAAS, LEA or ELB) in advance of any change. Students must not assume that the loan will continue automatically.
International (Tier 4) students seeking a transfer are advised to contact Edinburgh Global to ensure there are no implications for their visa.