Postgraduate entry requirements by region

Other countries

Postgraduate entry requirements for students from Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

You must have a very good Bachelor degree (from a good institution) in order to be considered for direct admission to taught postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh.

Country-specific guidance

The scores or grades you should have achieved in your undergraduate degree are given below.

Argentina

A minimum promedio of 7.5 (10 point scale) in your licenciatura.

Bahamas

You will normally be expected to have a minimum 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale from the University of the Bahamas.

Belize

A Bachelor degree from the University of the West Indies is considered comparable to a UK Bachelor degree.

Bolivia

You will normally be expected to have a minimum 5.0+ or 75%, depending on the grading scale.

Costa Rica

You will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 7.5-8.0 in their licenciatura.

Cuba

You will normally be expected to have achieved minimum grade of 80%+ or 4.0+ (depending on the grading scale).

Dominican Republic

You should have completed at least 4 years of study, and obtained a Licenciatura/Professional Title.

El Salvador

You will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 7.5 (10 point scale) in their Grado de Licenciado, Ingeniero or Arquitecto.

Guatemala

A minimum promedio of 85% in licenciatura or título profesional. 

Haiti

Students must have the equivalent of a very good UK Bachelor degree (from a good institution) in order to be considered for direct admission to postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh.

Honduras

You will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 4.0 (5 point scale) or 80% in their Licenciatura.

Jamaica

You will normally be expected to have a minimum of 3.7 on the 5 point grading scale.

Nicaragua

You will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 80% in your licenciatura.

Panama

You will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 85% in your licenciatura.

Paraguay

In the 10 point scale, you will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 8.0-8.5 in your licenciatura.

In the 5 point scale, you will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 4.0.

Uruguay

You will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 4.0 Bueno (6 point scale) in your licenciatura.

Venezuela

You will normally be expected to have a minimum promedio of 16.0 (20 point scale) or 7.0 (9 point scale) in your licenciatura.

PhD programmes

Application to PhD study typically requires a masters degree in a related or relevant subject, and a research proposal.

However, entry requirements vary by programme, and you should check the detailed entry requirements are listed under each programme on the Degree Finder.

Degree Finder

How to write a research proposal

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 entry requirement by programme

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There are around 350 students from Latin America and the Caribbean currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.