Undergraduate study - 2020 entry

After you've accepted your offer

We will send welcome information to you during the summer.

Photo of students in St Cecilia's Hall.

The welcome 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 explore information to support you in your preparations for starting 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 educational certificates, we will send welcome information in the spring of the following year.

Non-EU international students

If you are a non-EU international applicant, we will support your application for a Tier 4 visa.

We will begin to issue Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for use in a Tier 4 visa application in June of the year you are due to start your programme (except for those with an earlier start date).

Members of staff from the International Student Advisory 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 degree programmes require a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme criminal conviction check. If your programme requires this, you will be contacted in the summer prior to your programme starting with an information pack and guidance notes on how to apply.

Criminal records checks