Undergraduate entry requirements by region

West Indies and Caribbean

Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants from West Indies and Caribbean.

If you have taken GCE A Levels, the IB, the American High School Diploma with SAT or AP scores or you have taken the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), you can apply for direct entry to the University of Edinburgh.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

If you have taken the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) you can apply for direct entry.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

For programmes in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, you should have three subjects at the double unit (2-unit) level with grades 1, 2, 2.

Required subjects are listed for each programme in the online degree finder.

Degree finder

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

You can only apply for Medicine if you have completed, or are due to complete, A Levels or the IB. The CAPE is not accepted.

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

Degree finder

For Medical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences: 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 Veterinary Medicine, you should have 3 subjects at the two-unit level at grade 1, to include Chemistry, Biology and one other subject.

College of Science and Engineering

For degree programmes in Science and Engineering, you should have 3 subjects at the two-unit level, including any required subjects at grade 2 or above, or grade 1 where we require a grade A at SQA Higher/GCE A level.

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

Degree finder

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

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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.