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Offer holder process and timeline

Key dates and deadlines for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offer holders in the 2021 application cycle.

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A timeline of what happens once you have been made an offer for one of our undergraduate programmes in Science & Engineering at The University of Edinburgh.

A timeline of what happens once you have been made an offer to study at the University of Edinburgh.

January

Jan 29 2021 -

Application deadline

UCAS has extended their application deadline to 6pm UK time on Friday 29 January. This is due to school and college closures as a result of Coronavirus (Covid-19) measures. We have therefore moved our deadline for all UK applicants to the 29 January as well. We will consider all applications received by then. Given the extended deadline, we expect to have made almost all decisions by the end of April. We advise EU and international applicants to apply by 29 January. This is because we may close applications for some degrees before the EU and international applicant deadline of 30 June.

New Students Facebook Group 2021-22 launches

The go-to destination to meet other offer holders and ask questions you might have about student life or the University.

February

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Offer holder virtual events: Student Life and Services Sessions

A range of live sessions running throughout the week on University services and student life (including accommodation services, and live Q&A sessions with current students).

March 

Accommodation applications open (TBC)

Accommodation applications open in March 2021. You will only be able to apply for accommodation once you have accepted your offer.
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Offer holder virtual events: subject area sessions (except Art and Design)

A range of live subject area sessions presented by programme directors, running throughout the week: Find out more about your subject and ask questions.
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Offer holder virtual events: Student Life and Services Sessions

A range of live sessions running throughout the week on University services and student life (including accommodation services, and live Q&A sessions with current students).

April

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Offer holder virtual events: subject area sessions (including Art and Design)

A range of live subject area sessions presented by programme directors, running throughout the week: Find out more about your subject and ask questions.

May

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Offer holder virtual events: Student Life and Services Sessions

A range of live sessions running throughout the week on University services and student life (including accommodation services, and live Q&A sessions with current students).

June

Deadline to accept or reject offers

If you received all your university decisions by 20 May, you must reply to any offers by 10 June, otherwise they will be automatically declined.
Jun 30 2021 -

Applications deadline for EU and international applicants

This is the UCAS main scheme deadline, and our deadline for all EU and international applicants. We may close applications for some of our degrees before this date and we advise you to apply by 29 January.

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 6 July, you must reply to any offers by 14 July, otherwise they will be automatically declined.

August

SQA results day

We will publish information for applicants receiving their SQA results and tell you what you need to do next.

Deadline for accommodation applications (TBC)

Normally we require you to submit your accommodation application by 16 August. This date is under review pending further information on the UCAS timeline.

A Level results day

We will publish information for applicants receiving their A Level 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

We require you to submit copies of your requested certificates (existing qualifications and non-UCAS results) within 10 working days of publication of your results or by 8 September, whichever is earlier.

September

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Welcome week

University and School welcome events for new students; matriculation, options, societies and sports fairs.

Semester 1 starts

Teaching and classes begin.