Student Systems

Online registration: FAQs

View our frequently asked questions about online registration.

Frequently asked questions

1 Why is the end date for my PhD programme indicating 4 years when it is a 3 year programme? The structure of the PhD programme is 3 years prescribed period followed by 1 year submission period.  The submission period is included when calculating the maximum end date of the programme
2 Why is my start date showing as the first day of the month when I have been advised that my start date is during the month?

By default the system assumes a 1st Month commence date for most programmes.  You may have been given permission during the Admissions process to start later in the month.  If you are concerned about the start date please contact the Admissions department who dealt with your Admission. You will find links to the University’s Colleges Admissions contacts via the link below:

College Contacts - Admissions

3 The start / end dates shown are incorrect.  How do I get this changed?

Your start date is based on the offer of admission and the end date is based on the duration of study and whether Full or Part time.  If you believe that the programme details are incorrect, you need to discuss this with a member of support staff in the School or College you will be joining.  You will find details on University’s Colleges Admissions contacts via the link below:

College Contacts - Admissions

If you already know your named contact in the School, this could be your Personal Tutor or Programme Director or Supervisor, you should contact this person to discuss your programme details.

4 I want to change the programme I was admitted to?

You need to discuss any change to the programme with a member of staff at the School or College.  You will find details to the University’s Colleges Admissions contacts via the link below:

College Contacts - Admissions

  If you already know your named contact in the School, this could be your Personal Tutor or Programme Director or Supervisor, you should contact this person to discuss your programme details.

5 I want to study part-time.  How do I go about making this change?

You need to discuss any change to the programme with a member of staff at the School or College.  You will find details to the University’s Colleges Admissions contacts via the link below:

College Contacts - Admissions

If you already know your named contact in the School, this could be your Personal Tutor or Programme Director or Supervisor, you should contact this person to discuss your programme details.  

6 I want to decline my offer, I no longer wish to study at Edinburgh A decline button is available on the introductory page of online registration, selecting this will enable you to decline your offer of study with the University.
7 I want to defer till next year

Your start date is based on the offer of admission and it may not be possible to defer your start date.  You will need to discuss your options with a member of the Admissions department or the person who dealt with your Admission.  You will find details to the University’s Colleges Admissions contacts via the link below:

College Contacts - Admissions

8 When can I choose my courses

You will be able to discuss your course selection with your school contact. If you already know your named contact in the School, this could be your Personal Tutor, Programme Director or Supervisor, you should contact this person to discuss your course details. Path is a visual course selection and programme builder tool to aid course choice.  Path allows students to consider their degree pathway, review outside course choices, understand co-requisites and prerequisites and generate a timetable.  Students can pre-select course choices and send to their personal tutor to aid the discussion around course choice. Path can be accessed via the link below(requires EASE login):

Path

9 When or how do I find out who my School contact is

A named contact (Personal Tutor / Programme Director or Supervisor) will be allocated by the School you are joining.  Once allocated, this will be visible in the Programme page within your Student Self Service channel via the MyEd portal.  Information on how to use Self Service is available from our web site at

Student Self Service

10 How do I view programme or personal details within MyEd?

Information about how to access information using Student Self Service via the MyEd portal is available via the link below:

Student Self Service

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