Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

Application deadlines

To ensure your application is considered you should apply by the relevant deadline.

UCAS application timetable

1 September 2017 Applications open for 2018 entry.
15 October 2017 Deadline for all applications to medicine and veterinary medicine.
15 January 2018 Deadline for all other UK and EU applicants.
30 June 2018 Deadline for all other international applicants. (We advise you to apply by 15 January but will accept applications until 30 June.)

What happens to my application?

We will consider all applications received by the relevant UCAS deadlines.

We aim to inform you of our decision on your application as quickly as possible. Provided you have applied by the October or January deadline, you can expect to receive our decision by the end of March.

You can follow the progress of your application through UCAS Track.


Applying after deadlines

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We will consider applications received after the relevant deadlines on an individual basis at our discretion. As demand for many of our programmes is high, we cannot guarantee that late applications will be considered.

Following UCAS deadlines, we will close certain programmes to further applications. If you are considering applying after the relevant deadline and UCAS Apply indicates that we are still accepting applications, please contact the relevant college admissions office to check the availability of places before submitting your application.

Programme deadlines


UKCAT deadline

If you are applying to Medicine at Edinburgh you must sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), or apply for an exemption code from the UKCAT consortium, in the summer before you submit your UCAS application.


Veterinary Medicine

Work Experience Summary

If you are applying to Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh you must submit a Work Experience Summary form by 22 October 2017.

Veterinary Medicine application calendar

Art and design


If you are applying to an art or design programme at Edinburgh you must submit a mini-portfolio by 31 January, 2018.

Mini-portfolio user guide