Student Systems

References guidance

Guidance on providing references to support your application.

Information on the questions below are included on this page:

  • Have you emailed my referees?

  • Have you received my references?

  • How can I change my referees?

  • Can the reference request email be resent?

  • How many references do I need to provide?

 

Have you emailed my referees?

On the application form we asked if we should email your referees to request references. If you answered 'Yes', then we your referees were when your application was submitted.

If you answered 'No', then you can provide your referee's email address in the Applicant Hub, which will automatically send a reference request email to your referee

  • Access the 'Applicant Hub'
  • Click the 'Open Application' button on the Applicant Hub home page
  • Click the 'References Tab' in the My Application section
  • Click the 'Edit Referee' button
  • The email will automatically be sent to your referee

 

Have you received my references?

You can check the status of your references in the reference section Applicant Hub

  • Access the 'Applicant Hub'
  • Click the 'Open Application' button on the Applicant Hub home page
  • Click the 'References Tab' in the My Application section
    • The 'References' row shows whether or not your reference has been uploaded 
    • The 'Status' row shows whether the Admissions Office has checked the reference 
My application references tab image

 

How can I change my referees?

Referees can be changed in the Applicant Hub if a decision has not yet been made on your application:

  • Access the 'Applicant Hub'
  • Click the 'Open Application' button on the Applicant Hub home page
  • Click the 'References Tab' in the My Application section
  • Click the 'Edit Referee' button
  • Amend the details as required and click 'Save'
  • The email will automatically be sent to your referee

 

If a decision has been made on your application, you will not be able to amend your referee details and should email your Admissions team if there are changes to your referees. Contact  details for your programme can be found on your programme's Degree Finder page:

Degree Finder

 

Can the reference request email be resent?

Reference request emails can be resent via the Applicant Hub if a decision has not yet been made on your application:

  • Access the 'Applicant Hub'
  • Click the 'Open Application' button on the Applicant Hub home page
  • Click the 'References Tab' in the My Application section
  • Click the 'Re-request Reference' button to send the email

 

If a decision has been made, you will not be able to amend your referee details and should email your Admissions team if there are changes to your referees. Contact  details for your programme can be found on your programme's Degree Finder page:

Degree Finder

 

How many references do I need to provide?

The number of references required varies depending on the programme you are applying to. The details for your programme can be found on on your programme's Degree Finder page:

Degree Finder

 

Support

If the information on this page, or any of the of the other self help pages, fails to resolve your question, please contact the University for further help.

 

Contact your Admissions Office if your question is related to the subjects below:

  • The status of your application
  • Changes to your application or personal details
  • Information requested to support your application
  • Additional information to support your application

University of Edinburgh Admissions Offices

 

Contact Immigration Compliance if your question is related to the subjects below:

  • Amendments to your passport details
  • CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Study) 

Immigration Compliance

Contact details

 

Contact Student Systems if you need help with a technical problem related to your application:   

Student Systems

Availability

  • Technical support is available 9:00am - 5:00pm UK time Monday to Friday.