Applicants unable to take standardised tests to meet our undergraduate entry requirements may be able to take the University of Edinburgh Admissions Tests
Why do I have to take the Admissions Tests?
As we do not formally recognise the school leaving qualification gained in your country of origin, the University of Edinburgh admissions tests are used to decide if your academic performance meets the entry requirements for your chosen degree programme.
What Admissions Tests do I need to take?
The admissions tests you need to take, and the pass mark you need to get in the tests, will depend on which programme you have applied for.
|Degree Programme||Admissions Test(s)||Pass Mark|
|Biological Sciences||Biology & Chemistry||Chemistry at 70% and Biology at 60%|
|Chemistry||Chemistry & Mathematics||Maths at 80% and Chemistry at 60%|
|Engineering||Mathematics & Physics||Maths at 80% and Physics at 60%|
|Chemical Engineering||Chemistry & Mathematics||Maths at 80% and Chemistry at 60%|
|Civil Engineering||Mathematics & one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics||Maths at 80% and Biology or Chemistry or Physics at 60%|
|Electronics & Computer Science||Mathematics & Physics||Maths at 80% and Physics at 60%|
|Physics||Mathematics & Physics||Maths at 80% and Physics at 60%|
|Geophysics||Mathematics & Physics||Maths at 80% and Physics at 60%|
|All other GeoSciences programmes||Two of Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Biology||Two of these at 60%|
|MA Geography||Not available through this route|
How do I take the Admissions Tests?
You can take the admissions tests at a time and place that suits you best. There is no need to travel to a test centre.
Please let us know if you require any specific support to be put in place in order to enable you to undertake the tests. Any adjustments and support need to be agreed ahead of the tests so we can ensure the academic integrity of the test is not compromised.
Once you are ready to take the admissions tests please complete the booking form.
What sort of questions will I be asked in the Admissions Tests?
The admissions tests are designed to test your knowledge and skills in the core academic areas of your chosen degree programme. We have provided some sample questions below.
Admissions Tests FAQs
Got a question about the tests? Read our FAQs to find out more.