Undergraduate study - 2021 entry

Receiving our decision

Keeping track of your application and receiving our decision.

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When can I expect to receive a decision?

We aim to let you know our decision on your application as quickly as possible. If you applied by the October or January deadline, you can expect to receive our decision by the end of March, although many of you will receive our decision earlier than this.

If you have applied for a degree in the following areas, you may be invited to attend an interview before you receive our decision:

  • medicine
  • oral health sciences
  • nursing
  • 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 online, by visiting UCAS Track or MyEd.

UCAS Track

UCAS Track 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 contact us through MyEd or the relevant admissions office.

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 the relevant admissions office know as soon as you can.

Include your UCAS ID or UUN

If you need to contact our admissions offices, make sure that you include your UCAS identification number or University of Edinburgh Universal User Name (UUN) in your correspondence.

If you are unsuccessful

The University receives 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. Further information can be found in our admissions feedback, appeals and complaints policy.

Admissions policies and procedures

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