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European Baccalaureate

Entry requirements for applicants with European Baccalaureate (EB) qualifications.

To apply for a place at Edinburgh, you’ll need qualifications, a personal statement and a reference. You will also need to provide evidence of your English language skills through qualifications.

The qualifications and grades you need vary by degree and may include admissions tests, portfolios, interviews or evidence of relevant work experience. We call these our entry requirements. 

What grades you need

When you view a programme on our degree finder, you will see entry requirements for UK qualifications called A Levels, GCSEs and other qualifications you may require for entry.

Minimum requirements

The table below shows you  the equivalent grades for the European Baccalaureate, based on the minimum A Level offer. You must achieve these grades, or higher, to be entered into our selection process.

For some degrees, demand for places is much higher than places available, so applicants who meet the minimum requirements are not guaranteed an offer. Most offers will be made to students who achieve grades above the minimum entry requirement.

A Level minimum requirement Equivalent qualification


90% overall


88% overall


85% overall


82% overall


79% overall


77% overall


75% overall

Required subjects

For some degrees, you may also see a list of ‘required subjects’. Where this is the case, your qualifications must:

  • include the specific subject/s listed for your degree, and
  • meet, or exceed, the grades specified


A Level subject requirement Equivalent qualification
Subject at A* subject at 9
Subject at A subject at 8.5
Subject at B subject at 8


We accept 5 period Mathematics as equivalent to A Level and 3 period Mathematics as equivalent to GCSE.

English language requirements  

For English language all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency by holding one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

To see if your qualification can also be used as proof of English language competency, please check the information on our English language entry requirements page.

English language requirements

What to include in your application

You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes:

  • a personal statement
  • a reference
  • full details of all achieved qualifications, as well as any you are taking this year

Predicted grades

We need to see predicted grades for all qualifications you have not yet completed. This includes each subject you are taking in your final qualifications, so that we can ensure you meet all entry requirements.

Without predicted grades we cannot assess your application fully, and it is very unlikely to be considered in the selection process.

Although predicted grades should be added by your referee in the appropriate section of the UCAS application form, it is your responsibility to check that this has been done.   

How to apply

Contact us

If you have further questions about EU entry requirements or undergraduate applications, please use our undergraduate enquiry form.

Undergraduate enquiry form