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Choosing and applying

Choosing where to study and working out how to apply to university can be quite a daunting prospect. Visiting universities in advance is a great way of finding out more and getting support and advice.


With such a wide range of subjects available, choosing which degree to study can be a very challenging decision. There are a number of things to consider when selecting your course.


Most people begin their application enquiries about a year before the September in which they plan to start university.

Entry requirements

All applicants are expected to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements for the degree programme they are applying to, and to demonstrate through recent academic study that they are ready to study at degree level.


Visiting allows you to meet staff and students, to have a look at the facilities and to satisfy yourself that the University of Edinburgh is the right choice for you.