There is a file size limit of 2MB for each individual supporting document. If your document is larger than this, either use compression software to create a .zip file, or separate the file into smaller files and upload them as 'unspecified documents'.

If you are still unable to upload documents, please send them to quoting the programme you applied for and your University Username (UUN).

If you tick the relevant box on the application form and provide your referee's official university/company email address, then they will be sent an automatically generated reference request which will allow them to upload your reference directly to your application.

You must provide their official institution email address as we are unable to accept references sent in from personal addresses (e.g. Yahoo or Gmail).

Alternatively, your referee can provide you with their reference letter which can then be scanned and uploaded to your application. This must be issued on official university/company letterhead, bear an original signature, and be dated within one year of the course start date.

You may apply for more than one programme if you wish, however you will be required to submit a separate application form for each programme. You will need to upload your supporting documents for each application.

Your reference letter and personal statement should both be programme-specific as you will need to be able to demonstrate your motivation for applying.

Please note that if you apply for more than one programme which requires an application fee, you will be required to pay a separate fee for each programme.

Yes, we offer an MSc in Data and Decision Analytics online. To view our other distance learning programmes please see our Study online section.

If you have not graduated already, you do not need to respond to this request yet. Please upload your most recent transcript when asked, and if you are given a conditional offer, you should upload your degree certificate as soon as you can once you graduate.

No, you do not need to take the GMAT to apply for any of our MSc programmes. Please read the Entry Requirements for each MSc for full details of the minimum academic requirements.

You should receive your account log in details and UUN from the applicant hub shortly after submitting your application. If you have not received this within a few days, please contact Student Systems.

You may re-apply if you feel that your application has strengthened considerably by the next admissions cycle, however we cannot guarantee that you will be made an offer the second time round.

Log in to your applicant hub to track the progress of your application. Any requests or notifications from the admissions team will be sent to your MyEd inbox. You should also receive an email alerting you to any updates - this will be sent to the contact email specified in your application.

No. Due to the high volume of applications we receive and the associated heavy email traffic, we would kindly ask that applicants do not email us requesting frequent updates. You can track the progress of your application through your applicant hub and you will be alerted to any updates via your MyEd inbox.

We operate a staged admissions process and work to deliver all decisions by the decision deadline in each round. View the Application Deadlines page for your programme for further information.

Decisions are final and will generally not be reconsidered.

If you have met the minimum criteria for the programme but have not been accepted on to it, it may be that preference has been given to those with grades above the minimum standards.

View our selection and admissions strategy

If you wish to receive more detailed feedback, you should request this in writing. We aim to provide feedback within 20 working days.

However, due to the extremely high volume of applications we receive, the feedback we provide may be general in nature, and not specific to your individual application.

Competition for places varies from programme to programme, but due to strong competition for places and the high quality of applications received for many programmes, preference may be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements.

Deposits are normally non-refundable. However, in certain circumstances you may be eligible for a refund.

Deposit policy guidelines

Once your deposit has been received, you will receive a receipt confirming the amount you have paid. Please note that transactions have to be confirmed by the University accounting system and this can take a few weeks to process, depending on the method of payment.

Please keep the receipt safely, and bring it along with you at the time of matriculation. The deposit will be offset against the tuition fee payable at the time of matriculation.

You must meet your conditions by 15 August, as you can only matriculate once you hold an unconditional offer. However, if you require a visa, please look into visa processing times, and bear in mind that you will need an unconditional offer before your CAS (Certificate of Acceptance of Studies) and/or accommodation will be allocated to you.

Making arrangements to pay your fees is part of the matriculation process to become a student at the University of Edinburgh. Please see 'Paying your tuition fees' on the university website for more information on when and how to pay your fees.