International applicants


Information for applicants on the forms of proof of English language skills that the University of Edinburgh accepts.

English language proficiency test certificates must be no more than two years old when your degree programme starts.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), TOEFL and Pearson

Photocopies, legible faxed or scanned copies of IELTS, TOEFL and Pearson certificates can be accepted as the University can verify IELTS scores through a web-based verification service.

Other certificates

Original certificates are required.

Photocopies, faxed or scanned copies of certificates (other than those mentioned above) cannot be accepted unless they have been certified as true copies by an appropriate authority.

School qualifications

The University of Edinburgh will consider certain school qualifications to meet our English language requirements. School qualifications must be no more than 3 years old.