College of Science & Engineering

Selection tests

Applicants unable to take standardised tests to meet our undergraduate entry requirements may be able to take the University of Edinburgh selection tests

Why do I need to take the selection tests?

If your school leaving qualification is not an approved qualification for entry to the University of Edinburgh,  you will be offered the opportunity to take one or more selection test(s).  The results from these will be used in combination with your school leaving qualification to determine if your academic performance meets the entry requirements for your chosen degree programme.    

If you are eligible to take these tests, we will contact you directly and provide further information about how to take these tests in your offer.  

Please note it is unlikely we will be able to consider applicants to programmes where entry is highly competitive, for example programmes in our School of Informatics and School of Mathematics, through this route.


What selection tests do I need to take?

The selection tests you need to take, and the pass mark you need to get in the tests, will depend on which degree programme you have applied for.


Further information

Frequently asked questions about our admissions tests.

 Selection tests FAQs