Diets and Timetables
This page covers how and when we publish information about the date, time and location of your exams.
May main exam diet
Publication of May exam diet
The May main exam timetable has now been published.
Personalised Examination Timetable: https://www.ed.ac.uk/timetabling-examinations/exams/personalised-examination-timetable
Exam Web Timetables: https://exams.is.ed.ac.uk/
Coronation of King Charles III
Please note the May main exam diet dates are 1st May - 26 May. The University will be open on Friday 05 May, Saturday 06 May & Monday 08 May and exams will take place on those dates (online & on campus).
May exam diet
The May main exam diet will see a return of in-person, on-campus exams on a larger scale than previous years. Most exams will take place on campus, with a smaller number online.
Your School will contact you to let you know which exams will take place online and which will take place on campus.
All exams will start at 13:00 BST, unless your School has stated otherwise.
Frequently Asked Questions and Venue Maps
Students who believe that religious reasons or participation in elite-level sport prevent them from sitting an examination at the scheduled time should contact their Personal Tutor or Student Adviser. Their case is considered by the relevant Dean and Student Administration in consultation with the Convener of the Board of Examiners. Further information regarding flexibility which may be offered to students taking part in elite-level sport is provided in the Performance Sport Policy:
Student Support Resources
- Study Hub learning resources – IAD have compiled comprehensive guidance on a range of study skills, past papers, and a dedicated area for exams, including a Learn self-enrolled exam boot camp.
- Help with concerns – guides on various student concerns, such as stress, and actions you can take to manage your wellbeing
- Remember you can also speak with the Wellbeing Adviser in your School.
- The Edinburgh University Students’ Association Advice Place has a range of academic and wellbeing advice.
- Should you wish, a face mask can be worn during the exam. Main exam venues will have hand sanitisers available.
- Key information and what you will need to do if you think you, or someone else, may have Covid-19
- As examinations may be scheduled at any time during the semester, it is a student's responsibility to be available throughout the semester, including the whole of the examination diet. Occasionally assessments may need to be rescheduled with very little notice. If special circumstances mean that a student is unavailable for the rescheduled assessment, Boards of Examiners may consider using an alternative method to assess the relevant learning outcomes (Assessment Regulation 17.3).
- Other than online assessment, students are not allowed to sit examinations away from Edinburgh (Assessment Regulation 25.5)
- Factors which may adversely affect your performance in an examination or in assessed coursework over the year, such as personal illness or the illness of a close relative or partner, must be drawn to the attention of the examiners in writing by you as soon as possible and, in any event, before the meeting of the Board of Examiners. This is usually done via your Personal Tutor, Student Adviser or Postgraduate Programme Director.