Undergraduate entry requirements by region

Other countries

Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants from all other Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Applicants who have completed the Bachillerato or twelve years of secondary education would normally be expected to undertake a Foundation or bridging programme before being eligible for admission to an undergraduate study at Edinburgh.

Foundation year

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE): Three subjects at the double unit (2-unit) level with grades 1, 2, 2.

Some degree programmes in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have required subjects that you must take as part of the CAPE, these are listed on the College website:

College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences 

College of Science and Engineering

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE): Three subjects at the double unit (2-unit) level with grades 1, 2, 2.

Degrees in the College of Science and Engineering have required subjects that you must take as part of the CAPE. Where a B at SQA Higher level is required we look for that subject at grade 2. Where an A at SQA Higher level is required, we look for that subject at grade 1.

Required subjects and SQA Higher/GCE A level grades for each programme are listed in the online degree finder:

Degree finder

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Applicants to Veterinary Medicine should have 3 subjects at the two-unit level at grade 1, to include Chemistry, Biology and one other subject. If Physics has not been studied as part of the above qualifications, candidates must also provide evidence of a qualification at a minimum of GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject.

However, if you want to apply to study Medicine, you will only be considered if you have completed A Levels or the IB.

For Medical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences, we require completion of CAPE with 3 subjects at the double/two-unit level, including Biology and Chemistry at grade 2 or above and one further subject at grade 1. 

For Oral Health Sciences we require completion of CAPE with 3 subjects at the double/two-unit level (with a minimum of a grade 2 in all) - to include Biology.

Other qualifications

Other qualifications include:

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements. Staff in the Admissions Offices will be able to provide further guidance:

Undergraduate admissions contact form

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

Applicant support

You can contact us for advice and support by emailing:

futurestudents@ed.ac.uk

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There are around 350 students from Latin America and the Caribbean currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.