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International Baccalaureate

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

For many degrees, 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 should have achieved (or be predicted to achieve) our entry requirements, including required subjects, for the degree you have applied for.

For some degrees, we may be able to consider all applicants who meet the entry requirements. For highly selective degrees we may only be able to consider candidates who exceed the requirements, as these degrees attract many highly qualified applicants.

You can use our degree finder to find 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

Please check our degree finder to see which IB Mathematics pathways are accepted for the degree you are applying for.

Degree finder

SL Mathematics subject requirements

When we ask for a Mathematics pathway at IB Standard Level, we can also accept relevant GCSE or SQA National 5 Mathematics subjects to meet the requirement, if you do not hold the subject at SL as part of your IB Diploma.

Please check our degree finder for further information about GCSE or National 5 grade requirements.

Degree finder

IB Career-related programme

We accept the IB Career-related programme for entry where an applicant is taking two IB HL subjects and one BTEC in an accepted subject.

Accepted BTEC subjects

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