Undergraduate study - 2021 entry

Submitting your examination certificates

We verify your qualifications as part of your offer.

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Certificates submitted before you apply

If you sent us certificates or other qualification documents before you applied, it may not be possible for us to match these to your UCAS application at a later date.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you provide all relevant information as part of the application process, even if you think it has been sent to us before you applied.

Qualifications you have already completed

If you accept our offer as your firm choice, please send us copies of any exam certificates you have already obtained. Examples include:

  • SQA National 5
  • GCSE and IGCSE certificates
  • College Board or ACT transcripts (international applicants)
  • High school diploma or school leaving certificate (international applicants)

If you do not have certificates that list the relevant qualifications, please contact the qualification organisation to request replacements or ask your School or College to provide written confirmation of your subjects and grades.

Qualifications you have still to complete

Please check whether you need to let us know of any forthcoming exam results or whether they will be sent to us directly by UCAS.​

​SQA Highers, GCE A Levels, Irish Leaving Certificate or Welsh Baccalaureate

If you hold offers based on SQA Highers, GCE A Levels, the Irish Leaving Certificate or the Welsh Baccalaureate you do not need to send us your results as we will receive these automatically from UCAS.

International Baccalaureate

If you are an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate, please ask your school IB Diploma Programme Coordinator to request that your results are sent to UCAS, so that we can receive these automatically.

International Baccalaureate: issue of results to UCAS

Other qualifications

If your exam results are not sent to us by UCAS, please send us copies of your certificates so that we can verify the results you have been asked to achieve in your offer.

Include your UCAS ID or UUN

Check the UCAS website to see whether your exam results will be sent to us automatically.

UCAS: automatically-notified exam results

International and European students

Certificates in languages other than English

Please provide authorised translations of all certificates that are written in languages other than English.

English language test results

Please provide copies of any English language test results.

US qualifications

If you have taken US exams such as Advanced Placements, SATs, the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT test, please arrange for the College Board to forward us the original certificates.


If you are a non-EU international applicant, please also send us a photocopy/scan of your passport to help us process your visa application.

Adult returners

If you are an adult returner, please send us copies of any recent certificates of education. In most cases you do not need to send copies of qualifications that were obtained more than five years ago. However, these are required if you are applying for the MBChB Medicine or the BSc Oral Health Sciences.

What is the deadline for sending my certificates?

If you hold an offer from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and/or the College of Science & Engineering, please submit copies of all of your requested certificates (existing qualifications and exam results not sent to us by UCAS) within 10 working days of publication of your examination results or by 31 August of the UCAS cycle in which you applied, whichever is earlier. 

If you hold an offer for MBChB Medicine, please see the advice for your particular degree.

MBChB Medicine: successful applicants

How to send us your certificates

Upload to MyEd

You can upload scanned copies of your certificates by responding to the request in MyEd. After you have logged in, under the ‘my applications’ tab, you will see your ‘outstanding actions’ list. 


We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your certificates and that we can only return certificates if requested.

Send us printed copies

If you are unable to upload your certificates to your application you can email or post a copy to the relevant college admissions office.

If you are applying for the MBChB Medicine or the BSc Oral Health Science degrees, you must provide original, paper copies of your examination certificates.

Include your UCAS ID or UUN

Please include your UCAS Personal ID number or University of Edinburgh Universal User Name (UUNso that we can match your documents to your application.

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