School of Social and Political Science

Accepting your offer

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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. 

For most on-campus taught programmes the deadline by which you need to meet the conditions of offer is Monday 2 August 2021*.

For online learning programmes the deadline is Monday 30 August 2021.

*The deadline for MSc International Relations, MSc International Development, MSc Public Policy and MSc Comparative Public Policy is Monday 30 August 2021.

Deferrals

We do not normally offer deferrals for our master’s programmes (taught or research). For some degrees, we may be able to make a very limited number of offers for deferred entry. Please contact our admissions team after 5 July 2021 on futurestudents@ed.ac.uk if you wish to request deferral of your offer.

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

University of Edinburgh | Information on deferring your offer

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.

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