Undergraduate study - 2025 entry
Edinburgh: Extraordinary futures await.

Interviews, tests and portfolios

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

Photo of students in front of the Balmoral Hotel in the city centre


You may be invited to an interview for degrees in:

  • medicine
  • nursing
  • teacher education
  • veterinary medicine

For medicine and veterinary medicine this will take the form of multiple-mini interviews.

We do not interview for entry to any other degrees.

The Reid School of Music does not interview or hold auditions as part of its selection process. If we require further performance background, we will ask you to provide this.

UCAT for entry to medicine

If you are applying to study medicine, you must sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in the year before you submit your UCAS application, or apply for an exemption code from the UCAT consortium.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Portfolios for art or design

Applicants to art, design and fine art degrees will be asked to submit a digital portfolio. We will assess your portfolio as part of the selection process.

Portfolio submission guidance will be released later in the year and published on the degree finder.