Undergraduate study - 2023 entry
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Application timeline

Key dates and deadlines in the 2023 application cycle.

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This page shows you key dates and deadlines if you're applying to study with us in September 2023. 

If you've applied to start your studies in September 2022, please see our 2022 timeline. 

Application timeline 2022

2022

May

UCAS Hub opens (date TBC)

UCAS Undergraduate Hub opens for 2023 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

2023

January

Application deadline

UCAS deadline for all United Kingdom applicants. We also advise EU and international applicants to apply by 25 January as we may close applications for some degrees before the EU and international applicant 30 June deadline.

February

Mini-portfolio deadline for art and design (date TBC)

If you are applying for an art and design programme you must submit your mini-portfolio by 12:00 noon GMT (midday) on Tuesday 01 February 2023.

March

Accommodation applications open (date TBC)

Accommodation applications open in mid-March 2023. You will only be able to apply for accommodation once you have accepted your offer.

May

Decisions (date TBC)

Provided you applied by the October or January deadline, you will receive a decision by this date. The majority of applicants will hear back by 30 April.

June

Deadline to accept or reject offers (date TBC)

If you received all your university decisions by the May decision deadline, you must reply to any offers by this date in June, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

Applications deadline for EU and international applicants

This is the UCAS main scheme deadline, and our deadline for all EU and international applicants. We may close applications for some of our degrees before this date and we advise you to apply by 25 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 (date TBC)

If you received all your university decisions by the July decision deadline, you must reply to any offers by this date, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

August

SQA results day (date tbc)

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

A Level results day (date TBC)

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

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.

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