Information for parents
Edinburgh. Extraordinary futures await.

Where can I get the information I need?

Whether you went to university or not, the range of courses and institutions available can be bewildering.

The type of institutions and courses available, the financial situation facing students, and their employment prospects when they finish may not be familiar to you.

There are now over 50,000 courses listed in the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service Handbook.

Student Recruitment and Admissions

Student Recruitment & Admissions (SRA) staff try to help parents and guardians through this minefield by providing advice at parents’ evenings, school careers conventions and at regional higher education conventions.

Student Recruitment and Admissions

We are also happy to receive email or phone enquiries from parents and guardians.

If you have a question that is not answered by this website, please ask and we will try and provide you with an answer.

Higher Education information sources

The following websites are a useful source of information when considering which subject or university to choose.

Please use the links on the right to navigate to specific information about the application process, student funding and careers.



Contact us through an online sign language interpreter

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact the University of Edinburgh via Contact Scotland BSL, the online British Sign Language video relay interpreting service.

Find out more on the Contact Scotland BSL website