Undergraduate study - 2020 entry

International Baccalaureate

Entry requirements for applicants with International Baccalaureate (IB) qualifications.

For many degree programmes, we require you to have studied specific subjects at Higher Level (HL).

You must obtain the award of Diploma at a specific overall grade and achieve specific grades in three HL subjects.

You must achieve at least Grade 5 at Standard Level (SL) in English to be considered for entry.


Entry requirements

You must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, our entry requirements for the programme you have applied for, to be considered for an offer of a place. You can use our degree finder to find programme entry requirements.

Degree finder

International Baccalaureate

IB results

If you are made an offer from Edinburgh and decide to accept, either as your Firm or Insurance choice, you should make sure that we receive your IB results through UCAS when they are released.

Your school's IB Diploma programme coordinator will be able to help you do this. You can find instructions for IB centres on the release of IB Diploma results to UCAS on the IB website.

International Baccalaureate: how do I send a transcript?

IB Mathematics pathways

As of 2019, two pathways were introduced for IB Mathematics. From 2021, we will accept SL and HL grades for both the 'Analysis and approaches' and  ‘Applications and interpretation pathways' to meet our entry requirements. Some of our programmes may require that you have studied a particular pathway, if so this will be detailed in the degree finder.

Related links

Entry requirements by country

How to apply