Undergraduate entry requirements by region


Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants from China.

Senior High School Certificate

Applicants who have completed the Chinese Senior High School Certificate are required to undertake further study for entry to most subjects as this qualification does not normally meet our minimum entry requirements.

We accept the following qualifications for direct entry to our undergraduate degree programmes:

Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above will usually be required to complete a Foundation Year before entering the University.

Foundation year

College of Science and Engineering

For degree programmes in Science and Engineering, applicants who have completed a year of study at a leading Chinese University may be eligible to apply.

The College will also give consideration to applicants who have achieved excellent results in the Chinese National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) on an individual basis.

Applicants from PR China are welcome to apply with the assistance of the Ambright Education Group. Ambright applicants will be required to take written, subject-dependent Aptitude Scholastic Tests in Mathematics, Physics and English at centres in China.

Ambright Education Group

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 contacts

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

Contact us

Edinburgh Global’s representative for China is Esther Sum.

You can contact our team for admissions advice and support at: futurestudents@ed.ac.uk

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You can sign up to talk to a member of staff and view a presentation about study in Edinburgh. We hope to resume in-country visits to meet applicants soon.

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There are around 7,250 students from Asia (including 5,000 from China) currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.