Student Immigration Service

Qualifications

Depending on your level of study, you may need to present evidence of the qualifications that the University used to assess your suitability for the course.

If your programme is degree level or above

If you are applying for a programme of study at degree level or above, as the University of Edinburgh is a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance, you will not need to include your qualification with your visa application. 

The qualification details will still be shown on your CAS, but you do not need to submit evidence of them with your visa application.

 

If your programme is below degree level

If have applied for a programme of study which is below degree level, you will need to submit evidence of the qualification used by the University to assess your suitability for the course.

Your CAS will tell you what the qualifications are.  You must present certificates or official transcripts of the qualifications.  Each document must clearly show:  your name,  the name of the academic institution, your programme title, the date of the award. 

 

All students applying in the UK

Regardless of the above, if you are applying for your visa in the UK, you must be able to prove that you have successfully completed your most recent course of study undertaken with Tier 4 /Student immigration permission.  You can do this using official transcripts or a certificate showing that you have been awarded the qualification, or a letter from your institution stating that you have successfully completed (or that you are highly likely to successfully complete) your course of study.

 

Read about other student route requirements