After you've accepted your offer
We will send welcome information to you before you start.
The information we send you will include a formal letter of admission to the University and information about Welcome Week. It will advise you how to pay your fees and register as a student at Edinburgh. We will also send you a link to our new students website, where you can find advice on preparing to start at Edinburgh.
Before we send welcome information, we must have received copies of your educational certificates and your offer must be, or have become, Unconditional Firm (UF).
Deferred entry students
If you have applied for deferred entry and you meet the conditions of your offer, we will send you a letter confirming reservation of your place.
Providing that we have received copies of your qualification certificates, we will send welcome information in the spring of the following year.
EU and international students
If you are an EU or international applicant, we will support your application for a student route visa.
We will begin to issue Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for use in a student route visa application from June of the year you are due to start your degree (except for those with an earlier start date). You can apply for your CAS once you have accepted your offer and met any conditions.
Our Student Immigration Service will contact you after your CAS has been issued to provide full instructions on how to apply for your visa.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme
Some degrees require a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme criminal conviction check. If your degree requires this, you will be contacted in the summer prior to your degree starting with an information pack and guidance notes on how to apply.