University of Edinburgh Admission 2021-2022: Courses, Entry Requirements, Deadlines & Acceptance Rate

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    Ranked in Top 10 in the UK and Top 50 in the world, the University of Edinburgh is one of the largest and most diverse universities in UK. Annually, the university enrolls 35,732 students in UG & PG courses. Areas of study available at the University of Edinburgh are Health Sciences, Education, Art & Design, Science, and Engineering. Check: University of Edinburgh Subject Rankings.

     Before applying for the program, it is highly essential that applicants verify entry requirements. The basic University of Edinburgh admissions requirements for Indian students includes academic qualifications (minimum 80%), Statement of Purpose, reference letters, and English language proficiency.

    Admission Update

    • Primary UCAS intake for UG courses of January 29, 2021 is over. Selections based on the next deadline of June 30, 2021 are served on a first-come-first-serve basis. Check: UCAS Application Process
    • Initial admission rounds for PG courses at the University of Edinburgh are over. However, applications for PG courses are currently open.
    • Admission decisions for PG courses will be announced within 4-5 weeks of admission deadlines.

    University of Edinburgh Courses: Deadlines & Test Score

    Program Application Deadline Test Score Requirements
    MBA Round 5: March 10, 2021;
    Round 6: April 21, 2021;
    Round 7: June 2, 2021;
    Round 8: July 21, 2021
    GMAT: 600;
    IELTS: 7.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 100
    MS in Computer Science March 31, 2021 IELTS: 6.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 92
    MS in Data Science March 31, 2021 IELTS: 6.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 92
    MS in Statistics with Data Science August 31, 2021 IELTS: 6.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 92
    MS in Business Analytics Round 3: February 17, 2021;
    Round 4: April 21, 2021;
    Round 5: June 9, 2021
    IELTS: 7.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 100
    MSc in Management Round 3: February 17, 2021;
    Round 4: April 21, 2021;
    Round 5: June 9, 2021
    IELTS: 7.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 100
    MSc in Accounting and Finance

    Round 3: February 17, 2021;
    Round 4: April 21, 2021;
    Round 5: June 9, 2021

    IELTS: 7.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 100
    MS in Economics June 23, 2021 GRE or GMAT (recommended);
    IELTS: 7.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 100
    MS in Marketing Round 3: February 17, 2021;
    Round 4: April 21, 2021;
    Round 5: June 9, 2021
    IELTS: 7.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 100
    MPhil Architecture August 1, 2021 IELTS: 7.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 100
    BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science June 30, 2021 IELTS: 6.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 92
    BSc in Applied Mathematics June 30, 2021 IELTS: 6.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 92
    BA Architecture June 30, 2021 IELTS: 6.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 92

    University of Edinburgh International Admissions

    Every year, the University of Edinburgh enrolls 10,000+ international students in various UG & PG courses. In addition to the general application requirements, international students are asked to submit a few additional student supporting documentation:

    • Copy of original academic transcripts
    • Certified English translations of transcripts
    • Proof of English Language Requirements
      • IELTS
      • TOEFL-iBT
    • GMAT/GRE Score (for PG)
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Resume (for PG)

    Visa Process

    International students must have a student visa to study in any university based in the UK. For a full-time degree course ( duration of  6 months or more) students need a Tier 4 visa. Necessary documentation for a student visa are:

    • Copy of valid passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • One passport size photo that meets UKVI requirements.
    • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
    • Evidence of English Language proficiency.
    • Evidence of qualifications.
    • Translations.

    Read more: UK Student Visa Eligibility, Requirements & Cost

    University of Edinburgh Undergraduate Admission

    The University of Edinburgh offers more than 100+ undergraduate courses to incoming students in academic fields like Science & Technology, Accounting, Computer Science, Data Sciences, etc. The application process is similar for all courses:

    1. Know the Type of Entry Requirements
    2. Register in UCAS and start the application process.
    3. Play the Application processing fee of 20 GBP 
    4. Upload the required documents

    However, the academic requirements for UG courses at University of Edinburgh are stream-specific. 

    UG Admission Requirements for Indian Students

    Program/College Academic Requirements
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 80% with 75% in three subjects
    College of Science and Engineering 80% overall with 75% in English
    College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine 80% overall with 85% in Chemistry & Biology and 75% in English

    University of Edinburgh Graduate Admissions

    The University of Edinburgh offers 20+ graduate courses in the field of Accounting & Finance, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Business Analytics. Students can apply via the respective school’s website. Each program’s requirements, deadlines, and admission procedure differs from the other.

    PG Admission Requirements for Indian Students

    Porgram-specific graduate admission requirements for Indian students are mentioned in the table below:

    Program Name Admission Requirements
    MBA 60% in UG; 3-years of Work Ex.; GMAT: 600+; IELTS: 7.0/TOEFL-iBT: 100
    MSc. Management 60% in UG; Work Ex (recommended); IELTS: 7.0/TOEFL-iBT: 100
    MSc. Marketing 60% in UG; Work Ex (recommended); IELTS: 7.0/TOEFL-iBT: 100
    MSc. Economics 60% in UG; IELTS: 7.0/TOEFL-iBT: 100
    MSc. Computer Science 60% in UG; coursework in Java, C/C++, Python; IELTS: 6.5/TOEFL-iBT: 92

    The applicant can always track the progress of the application by visiting the university portal (UCAS Track or MyEd). The admissions office of the University of Edinburgh reviews each application critically. Admissions are offered to students on the basis of their academic excellence, official test scores, and supporting documents.

    Every year, the university has maximum enrolments in almost all the programs that they offer, so it is advisable for the students to complete their admission process as soon as possible. Unconditional offers are granted quickly to those applicants who have completed all the entry requirements and have desired grades.


    Ques. What is the Graduate program academic requirement for University of Edinburgh?

    Ans. The minimum academic requirements for international students planning to pursue postgraduate courses at University of Edinburgh is either UK level 2:1 (60% or above) or UK level 2:2 (55% or above), depending upon the course.

    Ques. Is SAT required for admissions at University of Edinburgh?

    Ans. SAT Scores are not required for admissions at UK universities. Therefore, it is not a requirement for University of Edinburgh.

    Ques. Is it difficult for international students to secure admission at University of Edinburgh?

    Ans. It is not very difficult to get into the University of Edinburgh as the minimum academic requirement is 85% for UG courses and 60% for PG courses. However, getting into the university is highly dependent on the choice of the program as score requirements and admission criteria vary across faculties.  

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of University of Edinburgh?

    Ans. The acceptance rate of the University of Edinburgh is between 40% to 50%, making it moderately competitive for students to get into.

    Ques. How significant are supplementary documents in admission decisions at University of Edinburgh?

    Ans. The University of Edinburgh has a holistic approach towards making admission decisions. Though academic and professional performances play one of the most important roles, supplementary documents like SOPs and LORs are given serious consideration.

    Ques. Can I apply for more than one undergraduate program at University of Edinburgh?

    Ans. Yes, admission applications for UG courses at University of Edinburgh are accepted via UCAS. Applicants have an option to apply for a maximum of 5 courses

    Ques. What is the application fee for University of Edinburgh undergraduate courses?

    Ans. The application processing fee of 20 GBP is charged for one UG courses, applied via UCAS. For additional courses, 25 GBP is charged.

    Ques. What is the cost to study MBA at the University of Edinburgh?

    Ans. MBA program fee for the University of Edinburgh is $44,118, depending upon the specialization.


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    One of my relatives lives here in Scotland. They were asking me for a long to come to them and spend some time with them as I have not met them for many years because of studies and other reasons. So, after completing my bachelor's I applied to this university in Scotland through the UCAS so that I can be with them and also can study further. The application fee for the process was £50.

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    Its economics program provides a lot of flexibility and various combinations with other subjects in different fields. I also liked the university's promotion of diversity and inclusivity. The fact that the university is in the city center also appeals to me.

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    Location is great as I now am in an English speaking environment studying English and Linguistics, Rating is also important as it marks high for both the quality of the university and my course which in itself ranks top in the world.

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    No. I have not availed any scholarship or financial aid outside of the tuition fees paid by SAAS as is my right being an EU student.

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