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, 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.

Certified translations

You will be asked to provide transcripts of your academic record to support your application.

Research proposals

If you are applying for research programme, you will 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