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Accepting your Offer

Types of Offers

Unconditional
An Unconditional offer will be appropriate for applicants who have met the entry requirements for the chosen degree programme who have completed their study and have provided all required supporting documents.

Conditional
Conditional offers will be appropriate for applicants who have preliminarily meet/have met the entry requirements for the chosen degree programme.  These are appropriate for our applicants who are still studying a degree and will be providing final evidence on completion and for those who may have not yet provided a final degree certificate or evidence of English.

Once you have provided all the required evidence, your offer will be made unconditional.  Please not that you can not start your studies with us without an unconditional offer, nor will our Tier 4 students receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter without converting to an unconditional offer.
 

Offer response deadlines

You will be informed of your offer via EUCLID (the system on which you apply).  This electronic offer letter will include a link enabling you to accept the offer.

Please note that the deadline stated on a conditional offer, is only the date by which you should accept or decline the offer. It is not the deadline by which you need to meet the conditions of offer.
 

Deferrals

Please note that we do not defer our master's programme offers (taught or research).

Applicants holding a firmly accepted offer for our PhD Programmes can defer (once only) with the agreement of the Programme Director/Postgraduate Advisor.
 

Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS)

Successful applicants who have been classed as 'overseas' will require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter as part of their Tier 4 application. CAS letters are issued by the College of Humanities and Social Science once an unconditional offer is accepted.  Please note that CAS letters are issued no earlier than April/May of each year.  For CAS queries, please contact hsspgcas@ed.ac.uk.

All vias queries should be directed to Edinburgh Global.

Accepting Your Offer