Undergraduate entry requirements by region


Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants from Japan.

All subjects (except applicants to the College of Science and Engineering)

The Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho or Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate is not sufficient for direct entry for undergraduate study at the University of Edinburgh.

You will be required to complete an appropriate Foundation Year.

Applicants who have taken the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, A-Levels or US qualifications (SAT and AP), will be able to apply for undergraduate study.

College of Science and Engineering

Applicants who have completed the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an average of 4/5 including required subjects, will be considered for entry on successful completion of internal admissions tests. A suitable English Language certificate is also required.

Find out more about the internal admissions tests

Internal Admissions tests

Other qualifications

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

Foundation year

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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There are around 7,250 students from Asia currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.