Postgraduate study

How to apply

All you need to know about applying for postgraduate study or research at Edinburgh.

Before you apply

Before you apply for any of our postgraduate programmes, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

How to start your application

Applications for our postgraduate programmes are made online.

Personal statement

You will need to submit a personal statement of around 500 words, outlining your academic history and relevant experience.


You will usually be asked to provide references in support of your application.

Degree certificates and academic transcripts

You will be asked to provide copies of your degree certificates and transcripts of your academic record to support your application.

Certified translations

If your original degree certificate, academic transcript or other relevant documents are not in English you must provide an officially certified translation.

Research proposals

If you are applying for research programme, you may be required to submit a research proposal as part of your application.

After you apply

After you've applied you will be able to track the progress of your application then accept or decline any offers through our Applicant Hub.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions