Undergraduate study - 2021 entry

Application timeline

Key dates and deadlines in the 2021 application cycle.

2020

May

UCAS Apply opens

UCAS Undergraduate Apply opens for 2021 entry. You can register and start your application.

September

Completed UCAS undergraduate applications can be submitted to UCAS

UCAS applications open and you can apply to study at Edinburgh.

October

Work Experience Summary deadline for veterinary medicine

If you are applying for veterinary medicine you must submit a Work Experience Summary form by 22 October 2020.

2021

January

Application deadline

UCAS deadline for all United Kingdom and European Union applicants.

Mini-portfolio deadline for art and design

If you are applying for an art and design programme you must submit your mini-portfolio by 28 January 2021 at 12:00pm (midday).

March

Accommodation applications open (TBC)

Accommodation applications open in March 2021. You will only be able to apply for accommodation once you have accepted an offer to study at the University of Edinburgh.

May

Deadline to accept or reject offers

If you received all your university decisions by 31 March, you must reply to any offers by 5 May, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

Decisions for UK/EU applicants

Provided you applied by the October or January deadline, you will receive a decision by 6 May. The majority of applicants will hear back by 31 March.

June

Deadline to accept or reject offers

If you received all your university decisions by 6 May, you must reply to any offers by 4 June, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

Deadline to accept or reject offers

If you received all your university decisions by 4 June, you must reply to any offers by 18 June, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

Applications deadline for international applicants

This is the UCAS deadline for all international applicants. We may close applications before this date and advise you to apply by 15 January.

July

International Baccalaureate results day

We will publish information for applicants receiving their International Baccalaureate exam results and tell you what you need to do next.

Deadline to accept or reject offers

If you received all your university decisions by 9 July, you must reply to any offers by 14 July, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

 August

SQA results day

We will publish information for applicants receiving their SQA exam results and tell you what you need to do next.

A Level results day

We will publish information for applicants receiving their A Level exam results and tell you what you need to do next.
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UCAS Adjustment

If you have met or exceeded the conditions of your Conditional Firm choice, UCAS Adjustment allows you to reconsider where and what to study.

Deadline for submitting certificates

You must submit copies of all of your requested certificates (existing qualifications and non-UCAS exam results) 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.

September

Application deadline

The last date you can submit applications for 2021 entry. Applications must arrive at UCAS by 6:00pm (UK time).

You’re in: what now?

We send detailed welcome information to successful applicants before you start.  

After you've accepted your offer

You should also read our comprehensive getting started guide for new students.

New students