The University of Edinburgh is committed to admitting the very best students, who demonstrate the potential to benefit from, and contribute to, the academic experience we offer. Whilst prior academic attainment is the most important single factor determining whether or not an applicant will be offered a place to study at Edinburgh, no applicant will be admitted to the University on the basis of grades alone.

All applications are given careful individual consideration and a holistic decision is made with regard to an individual’s academic achievements, taking into account the context and circumstances of their pre-university studies.

We use contextual data to highlight applications to receive additional consideration in our admissions process.

This tool is designed to give an indication of whether or not your application will be flagged for additional consideration. There is no guarantee that an application that is flagged will receive an offer.

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Care leavers
As part of your UCAS application you will be asked to indicate if you are a care leaver. A care leaver is defined by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 as someone aged 25 or under who was looked after by a local authority and who ceased to be looked after on, or at any time after, their sixteenth birthday.
Programme participation
The widening participation programmes currently recognised in our contextual data policy are
Postcode
Please enter your postcode in two parts separated by a space, e.g. EH8 9YL
Education
You can select your school from the dropdown menu, you can also start typing the name of the school which will provide you with a shorter list to select from.
You can select your school from the dropdown menu, you can also start typing the name of the school which will provide you with a shorter list to select from.

Please read our contextual data briefing.

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