Postgraduate entry requirements by region

Other countries

Postgraduate entry requirements for students from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia & Myanmar.

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.

South and Central Asia

Afghanistan

For entry to most postgraduate taught degrees (MSc), you need a degree with a minimum 2:1 or 3.25 GPA equivalent. For entry to our postgraduate research degrees (MPhil, PhD), you typically need a Master's degree from a recognised higher education institution.

Armenia

For entry to most postgraduate degrees you need a Bachelor’s or Specialist degree with a minimum grade average of 4.0/5.0 from an accredited higher education institution.

Azerbaijan

For entry to most postgraduate degrees you need a Bakalavr degree or Magistr with a minimum grade average of 4.0/5.0 from an accredited higher education institution.

Georgia

For entry to most postgraduate degrees you need a Bakalavris Khariskhi with a minimum grade average of 4.0/5.0, or the Magistris Khariskhi with a minimum average grade 4.0/5.0, from an accredited higher education institution.

Kazakhstan

For entry to most postgraduate degrees you need a Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma or Magistr from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum average grade 4.0/5.0. For entry to our postgraduate research degrees (MPhil, PhD), you typically need a Magistr or Kandidat Nauk.

Tajikistan

For entry to most postgraduate degrees you need a Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma or Magistr from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum average grade 4.0/5.0. For entry to our postgraduate research degrees (MPhil, PhD), you typically need a Magistr or Kandidat Nauk.

Turkmenistan

For entry to most postgraduate degrees you need a Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma or Magistr from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum average grade 4.0/5.0. For entry to our postgraduate research degrees (MPhil, PhD), you typically need a Magistr or Kandidat Nauk.

Uzbekistan

For entry to most postgraduate degrees you need a Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma or Magistr from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum average grade 4.0/5.0. For entry to our postgraduate research degrees (MPhil, PhD), you typically need a Magistr or Kandidat Nauk.

Southeast Asia

Brunei Darussalam

For entry to Postgraduate taught programmes, a Bachelor Honours degree with an upper second class honours is required.

For entry to Postgraduate research programmes, typically a Bachelor Honours degree with an upper second class honours or a Master's degree is required.

Cambodia

For entry to a taught or research Postgraduate degree, a Master’s degree is required at 70% or above, Grade B/GPA 3.0/Good.

Myanmar

For entry to a taught or research Postgraduate degree, a Master’s degree is required at 70% or above.

Further Advice

The above advice covers general entry to postgraduate programmes but requirements vary by programme, and you should check the detailed entry requirements are listed under each programme on the Degree Finder.

PhD programmes

Entry to PhD programmes usually requires a research proposal, as well as evidence of study in a relevant subject.

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Admissions advice

Each application is considered individually and you are advised to contact the relevant College Office for further information on admissions.

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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.

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