Undergraduate study - 2024 entry
Edinburgh. Extraordinary futures await.

Our selection process

How our colleges and schools select undergraduate students.

How we select

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We assess applications against agreed selection criteria for each degree.

Making offers to applicants

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An offer to study at Edinburgh will be either 'conditional' or 'unconditional'.

Widening access

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Information on widening access applicants and admissions.

Interviews, tests and portfolios

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Interviews and admissions tests do not normally form part of our admissions process, but there are some exceptions for specific programmes.

Admissions statistics

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Our statistics detail the numbers of applications we receive, what offers we make and the number of these offers that are accepted.

Criminal records checks

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We require criminal records checks for a small number of degrees that lead to professions working with children or vulnerable adults.

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Entry requirements