Postgraduate study
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Your application

Applying to study 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.

Entry requirements

To study at postgraduate level you must meet our academic and English language requirements.

How to apply

How to apply for a postgraduate programme.

After you apply

What happens after you have applied, including tracking your application and accepting your offer.

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.

Deferring your offer

We do not normally offer deferrals. For some degrees, we may be able to make a very limited number of offers for deferred entry.

Submitting a complete and accurate application

Before you submit your application, you should make sure that all your information is complete and accurate, and does not contain false or misleading information.