Diets and Timetables

Examination diets and timetable information.

Examination diets and timetable information.

December main exam diet 2022

The exam timetable for the December main exam diet has now been published. 

Please note there are a number of exams that are split over multiple locations by surname, please check your personalised timetable to ensure you go to the correct venue.

We will be using an external venue for some exams taking place on campus. We will be using the Lennox, Cromdale and Lomond suites at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). Please see map below for further information on how to get to this venue.



The December main exam diet will see a return of in person, on campus exams on a larger scale than previous years. We will continue with the hybrid model of mixed exam structures. In December we will see a smaller cohort of exams taking place online, with the majority of exams taking place on campus.


*** Your School will contact students to let them know which exams will take place online and which exams will take place on campus.***


  • All exams will start at 13:00 GMT. (Unless your School have stated otherwise, such as the Medical School)




Academic Year 2022/23





Exam Dates

Publication Date


   09 December - 21 December  

     (including Saturdays)     


Important - Ensure all electronic devices are set to UK Time Zone.

Personalised Examination Timetable:  https://www.ed.ac.uk/timetabling-examinations/exams/personalised-examination-timetable

Exam Web Timetables: https://exams.is.ed.ac.uk/ 

Publication Date:  The exam timetable has now been published


Semester Dates

For all semester dates at-a-glance, click here


Frequently Asked Questions and Venue Maps

Extenuating Circumstances

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 Advisor. ​​​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 advisers 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


Please note:

  • 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 or Postgraduate Programme Director.