Information Services

Exam papers online

Exam Papers Online provides access for staff and students of the University of Edinburgh to the collected degree examination papers of the University from 2004 onwards. They may be used by students as a study aid only.

Scope of the collection

The majority of degree examination papers from the following academic years are now available:

Exam papers for academic sessions 2004/05 - 2023/24

Exam Papers Online is primarily based on papers which the Library receives directly from Schools and includes papers from first, second, third year and honours years and some advanced courses. Specifically requested exclusions are not included.


Exam Papers Online is available on and off-campus. Follow the link to the exam papers you require.

You will be prompted for your EASE username and password. Remain within the same browser window and access should be seamless.


Please note: for many courses the provision of exams in Spring 2020 differs from previous years due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  The relevance of previous exam papers will vary greatly between courses so please contact your course organiser or programme administration team to find out if consulting previous exam papers will be helpful to you as a revision study aid.

Printed exam papers

Bound volumes of older sets - up to academic year 2004/2005 - have now been removed to the University Collections Facility and may be retrieved upon request.

Further information on accessing stored material is available here:

Take down procedure

Where possible, the Library has made past University exam papers available online as a study aid to current students and these can be accessed by following the links above.

A request may be submitted to have a paper, or papers, removed from the web pages by emailing the address below, giving details of the academic year and course title of the paper(s) concerned and the reason for the request.

Further information and help

Cannot find the paper you are looking for?

If it is a recent one it has probably not been added yet, so do try again at a later date. If you have other questions about any aspect of Exams Online, please get in touch.