Receiving our decision
Keeping track of your application and receiving our decision.
When can I expect to receive a decision?
We aim to let you know our decision on your application as quickly as possible.
Decisions on 2024 entry
Provided you applied by the October or January deadline, you will receive a decision by mid-May 2024. The majority of applicants will hear back by 30 April.
To ensure fair and equal consideration to applicants where competition for places is high, most applications that meet our entry requirements will be held until after the October or January application deadline before we begin selection.
If you receive an offer from us you will have time to weigh up your options before you need to reply to your offers via UCAS in June.
If you are unsuccessful
We receive many more applications from well-qualified students than there are places available.
If your application has not been successful, you may also find our feedback for unsuccessful applicants helpful in explaining our decision.
Unsuccessful applicants feedback
We will also provide you with feedback on request. However, it may not be possible to provide feedback to unsuccessful undergraduate applicants between 1 January and 31 March due to the volume of admissions work being carried out at this time. Therefore, in these situations, feedback will be provided within 20 working days of 31 March.
Further information can be found in our admissions feedback, appeals and complaints policy.
Admissions policies and procedures
If you have applied for a degree in the following areas, you may be invited to attend an interview before you receive our decision:
- oral health sciences
- teacher education
- veterinary medicine
Conditional and unconditional offers
If we make you an offer before you complete all your qualifications, we will make a conditional offer. The actual conditions of your offer will be based on your predicted grades, the specific subjects you are studying, and what we ask for in our entry requirements.
If you have already met our entry requirements, we may make you an unconditional offer. We do not make early unconditional offers to applicants who haven’t achieved the qualifications and grades we require for entry.
If you receive an unconditional offer while you are still at school or college, we strongly advise that you continue to study for any qualifications noted on your UCAS application as incomplete. If you decide to make any changes to your studies, we advise you to tell us as this may have a bearing on your preparedness for entry.
Receiving an offer
You can find out if you have been made an offer of a place, by visiting UCAS Hub or MyEd.
UCAS Hub allows you to track the progress of your application and will tell you what decisions your chosen universities have made.
MyEd is the University's portal for applicants and students. We use it to communicate with you about your application.
After you apply, you will receive details of how to log on to MyEd.
If you receive an offer, it is important to check MyEd regularly so that you know what steps you need to take next.
Updating your contact details
Don’t forget to let us know if any of your contact details, especially your email address, have changed. You can update this through MyEd or by contacting us directly to let us know.
Changing your mind
If you change your mind about the degree you have applied for at any point in the admissions process, or if you want to decline an offer you have already accepted, please let us know as soon as you can.
Include your UCAS ID or UUN
If you need to contact us, make sure that you include your UCAS identification number or University of Edinburgh Universal User Name (UUN) in your correspondence.