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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below the most frequently asked questions.  For more information not listed here, please email us at PGAdmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk.

What are your application deadlines?
What is the minimum qualification required?
How can I attach documents to my application after submitting?
I can't upload a document to my application.
I am currently an undergrad, can I apply before I've completed?
I am a postgrad and won't graduate until after the programme start date, can I still apply?
Can I apply without evidence of English?
How do I pay the application fee?
Do you need translations of my documents?
Which programmes require references?
I've submitted a document but you're asking for it again, why?
Do you have a supervisor for my research topic?
How do I obtain a visa?
When will I received my CAS letter?
How do I arrange accommodation?
How/when do I pay tuition fees?

What are your application deadlines?
The main programme deadline for 2018/19 applications is 13 July 2018.  Further details can be found at the top of each programme page, and should be reviewed as a few of our programmes have alternate deadlines.
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What is the minimum qualification required?
The minimum entry requirement is a UK Bachelors Honours 2.1 (see our Application Requirements for further details).  Please note that as each application is reviewed in a holistic manner, if you have not exactly met our requirements, we would still encourage you to apply in order for us to review your suitability to the programme.
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How can I attach documents to my application after submitting?
For details on uploading documents after submission, please see the EUCLID help page on how this is done.
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I can't upload a document to my application.
The file size limit for all documents is 2MB.  If your document meets both of these requirements, please refer to the EUCLID website for further assistance.
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I am currently an undergraduate student, can I apply before I've completed?
Yes.  Please provide an official, interim transcript for your current studies.  This should include your current average score.  This will give us an indication of your current performance.
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I am a postgrad and won't graduate until after the programme start date, can I still apply?
Yes.  Please provide an official, interim transcript for your current studies.  This should include your current average score.  If an offer were to be made to you, it would be conditional on completion.
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Can I apply without evidence of English?
We do not require evidence of English in order to assess your application.  However, it would be required if an offer were to be made.
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How do I pay the application fee?
Please see the Application Fee information page.
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Do you need translations of my documents?
Please see the Supporting Documents section on our How to Apply page.
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Which programmes require references?
Please see the How to Apply page for details on references or refer to the programme’s page.

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I've submitted a document but you're asking for it again, why?
Please carefully read the clearance check that was sent to ensure you have provided exactly what was asked for.  If you are still unclear onwhat has been requested, please contact us at PGAdmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
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Do you have a supervisor for my research topic?
Please study our PhD webpages in order to determine the subject area which closely fits with your research, and contact the relevant Adviser who will be happy to guide you.
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How do I obtain a visa?
All visa/immigration queries should be directed to the International Office.  The Admissions Department cannot offer any assistance in this regard.
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How do CAS letters work?
CAS letters must be requested via your EUCLID portal once you have accepted an unconditional offer.  For more details, please see Requesting a CAS.
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How do I arrange accommodation?
Please contact Accommodation Services.
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How/when do I pay tuition fees?
Information about how to pay fees can be found on the Tuition Fee Payment page.
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