Undergraduate transfer applicants
Transfer students are those who have completed one or more years of study at another institution and apply to Edinburgh to complete their degree. The policy relating to transferring varies depending on the College and subject area you apply for. This information is specific to students from the United States.
Applications are normally made online through UCAS like any other application to undergraduate studies.
The US and Scottish Higher Education systems are not structured in the same way and there is no core curriculum in Scotland. This may mean that transfer applicants have to start from the first year of the programme. Advanced entry may be possible if a number of prerequisite courses have been completed within the US degree.
All transfer applicants will be required to submit a college/university transcript as part of the application process. The admissions office may also take high school grades into account when making their decision.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
It is normally possible for US students to transfer into programmes within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Applications must be submitted by the normal UCAS deadlines and will be considered in the same way as those applying for entry to the first year.
It will not normally be possible for students to transfer into years above the second year.
College of Science and Engineering
It is normally possible for US to transfer into programmes within the College of Science and Engineering.
Applications should be submitted by the normal UCAS deadlines and will be considered in the same way as those applying for entry to the first year.
College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
It is not normally possible to transfer into Medicine or Veterinary Medicine programmes.
If you would like to transfer to the University, please contact the relevant college admissions office for further advice before submitting your UCAS application.