Useful information

Find information regarding academic, social and working life.

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Student support

Entry requirements

You will find detailed information about academic requirements, international qualifications and English language requirements on our Degree Finder pages under each programme headings.

Degree finder 

Application process

All applications are made online via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can save your progress and work on your application in stages. You are welcome to contact the School before you apply to discuss your choice. To learn about academic requirements, the application process, deadlines and supporting documents, visit:


Tuition fees 

Like other universities in the United Kingdom, we assign you a fee status depending on whether you are from Scotland, the rest of the UK or overseas. For information, visit:

Fees by country

Scholarships and student funding

Find out about our scholarships and funding opportunities.

Scholarships and Student Funding


We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all eligible undergraduate students from outside Edinburgh. The University-owned and -managed accommodations are equipped with excellent facilities, and our Residence Life team provides students with academic and social events throughout the year.

Undergraduate accommodation

What will living in Edinburgh cost?

We advise you to estimate your future living costs, as this will help you budget for your experience during your studies. For information regarding UK banking systems, fixed and additional living costs, and tips on planning your budget, visit:

Money Management


We provide help and guidance on how to study most effectively. Our Student counselling supports the mental health of all students at the University through short-term counselling and referral to other support.

Our IT and computing services offer a wide range of self-help material on the web and a 24/7 helpline staffed by a team that has won national recognition. We offer night owls and early risers 24-hour computer access at our Main Library and several computer labs across our campuses.

All our students are automatically made members of our Students' Association, which works on your behalf to ensure you have the best possible experience during your time here.

Student life

Sports and societies

We host an extensive range of sports clubs and societies here in Edinburgh. With more than 300 to choose from, you're bound to find one that's right for you. We also have one of the country's best gym and fitness offers, world-class facilities, and top-of-the-range equipment. Our multi-activity sports halls accommodate a variety of indoor and outdoor sports. For information, visit:

Clubs and societies  Sport and excersice

Need a job while you are a student?

Edinburgh is a major city with a wide range of employers offering a variety of part-time work. National and International students can apply for part-time jobs and internships while studying. The University recommends working up to 15 hours per week if you are a full-time undergraduate student.

For information regarding how to find part-time jobs, our internship agreements, working hours and your rights at work, visit:

Part-time jobs and internships