Student Administration

Special circumstances deadlines

Find out your School deadline for submitting your application.

Deadlines

  • Schools have a set deadline that applies to all courses. We have listed these deadlines below and will update the tables as we receive them from Schools;
  • When checking the deadline, please check by your School rather than by courses you want to apply for;
  • Please note that UG/PG deadlines may differ. 

Late Applications

  • Your application must include an explanation of why you could not submit your application on time.
  • Along with the evidence that supports the extenuating circumstances impacting your assessment(s), you must also provide evidence that validates the reason of your application being late.
  • Unless there is an exceptional and evidenced reason of why an application was submitted past the deadline, it will not be accepted.

Retrospective Applications

  • Retrospective applications will not be considered. This is when you want to apply after the final deadline for SC applications being accepted as set out in the policy and the key dates. The 2022/23 final deadline for Semester 1 courses is Friday 13thJanuary 2023, 12 noon.
  • Please seek further support and information about available options with your Student Support Office and the Advice Place.

Expedited Decisions

  • If you would like your School to consider an expedited decision on your application (a decision that is made before the relevant Board of Examiners meeting), please contact your Student Support Office before submitting your application.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Business

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

Centre for Open Learning

Access Semester 1 30/11/2022
  Semester 2 21/06/2023
IFP Term 1 26/01/2023
  Term 2 11/05/2023
  Term 3 11/07/2023
Short Courses Term 1 31/01/2023
  Term 2 04/05/2023
  Term 3 02/08/2023
ELE (Credit bearing visiting student courses  - AEVS & EIBC) Term 1 19/01/2023
  Term 2 15/05/2023
LfA (BSL, Gaelic, Swahili) Semester 1 24/01/2023
  Semester 2 18/05/2023

Divinity

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

Economics

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 09/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one: 09/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

Edinburgh College of Art

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 06/01/2023 at 17:00

Semester one: 06/01/2023 at 17:00

 

Edinburgh Futures Institute

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Semester one: 06/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

Health in Social Sciences

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

History, Classics and Archaeology

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one:

 

Law

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one:

On-Cycle Online & On-Campus Students: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Off Cycle Students: 7 days after Null-Sit Deadline

Diploma Students: Refer to your Personal Tutor/Teaching Office

 

Literature, Languages and Culture

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

Moray House

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 06/01/2023 at 17:00

Semester one: 06/01/2023 at 17:00

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 noon

Semester one:

 

Social and Political Sciences

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 09/01/2023 at 17:00

Semester one: 09/01/2023 at 17:00

 

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Semester one: 06/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

                          

Semester one: 09/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

Clinical Sciences

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Semester one: Semester one:

 

Edinburgh Medical School

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one:

Semester one:

 

Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

Postgraduate

Semester one: 13/01/2023 at 12:00 noon

 

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Semester one:

Semesters one and two:  

Standard PGT deadlines for the submission of Special Circumstances applications fall approximately 3 weeks after the course end date, as follows: 

 

Course delivery period           

  

Earliest course start date          
Latest course end date            
SC Deadline                           

Online Term 1 

19/09/2022 

02/12/2022 

04/01/2023 at 13:00 

On Campus Semester 1 

19/09/2022 

02/12/2022 

04/01/2023 at 13:00 

Online Term 2 

09/01/2023 

24/03/2023 

14/04/2023 at 13:00 

On Campus Semester 2 

16/01/2023 

07/04/2023 

28/04/2023 at 13:00 

Online Term 3 

10/04/2023 

23/06/2023 

14/07/2023 at 13:00 

Special Circumstances submission deadlines for courses that do not fit within the above delivery periods (eg. full year courses) will be published in the LEARN course.

College of Science and Engineering

Biological Sciences

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 04/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one: 04/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

Chemistry

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one:

Semester one:

 

DSTI (Bayes)

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Semester one: Semester one:

 

Engineering

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 13/01/2023, 12:00 noon                                

Semester one: 13/01/2023, 12:00 noon                                ​​​​​

 

GeoSciences

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 13/01/2023, 12:00 noon                                              

Semester one: 13/01/2023, 12:00 noon                                  

 

Informatics

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one:

Semester one:

 

Mathematics

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Semester one: 11/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

Semester one: 11/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon

 

Physics and Astronomy

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Semester one: 06/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon Semester one: 06/01/2023 at 12:00 Noon