Undergraduate study - 2019 entry

Application timeline

Key dates and deadlines in the 2019 application cycle.

2018

September

Applications open

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

Undergraduate Open Day

Come and see the University for yourself and find out about life at Edinburgh from the people who know it best: our staff and students.

October

Undergraduate Open Day

Come and see the University for yourself and find out about life at Edinburgh from the people who know it best: our staff and students.

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 2018.

2019

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 29 January 2019 at 12:00 (midday).

March

Accommodation applications open

Accommodation applications open in March 2019. 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 1 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 2 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 2 May, you must reply to any offers by 6 June, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

Deadline to accept or reject offers

If you received all your university decisions by 6 June, you must reply to any offers by 20 June, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

Applications deadline for international applicants

UCAS deadline for all international applicants. (We advise you to apply by 15 January but will accept applications until 30 June.)

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 11 July, you must reply to any offers by 18 July, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

 August

SQA results day (TBC)

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.

You’re in: what now?

We send detailed welcome information to successful applicants during the summer.  

After you've accepted your offer

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

New students