Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Prospective students

Information for prospective students on our application process, entry requirements, events and accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We will be open and ready to teach at the start of the new academic year on 21 September 2020. If you are unable to travel to Edinburgh in September you will still be able to start your degree online, wherever you are in the world, and join us later. We are committed to delivering an exciting and valuable induction experience for everyone, whether you can make it on campus or not.

Attending our events

Our open days and offer holder days are being replaced by a range of online events, helping you learn about Edinburgh and the University.

Submitting your application

We are open for business and accepting applications as normal, our application deadlines remain the same.

Meeting our English language requirements

We are accepting some online English tests, while test centres are closed, and have expanded our list of approved universities.

Meeting your conditional offer

If you cannot meet the conditions of your offer, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we can provide guidance on using alternative evidence, appealing results and resits.

Deferring your offer

If you have been particularly affected by Covid-19 and are thinking of deferring your offer, please follow this guidance.

Moving to Edinburgh

We are closely monitoring the delays with visa applications, and our accommodation will be open in September.