General entry requirements
All of our entry requirements are published on our course pages. Just search for a course that interests you then explore to find out more!
If you're from outside the UK we also publish information about general entry requirements using the qualifications from your country
If your first language is not English you will usually have to take an English language test, unless you studied your undergraduate degree in a country where English is the official language. Otherwise, we ask for evidence that you have the correct level of English language competency. Please note your English Language test must normally have been taken within 2 years of you starting studies with us.
The English language tests and scores we accept are:
- IELTS 6.0 overall with no element below 5.5
- TOEFL IBT 80 or above with at least 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
- Pearson’s Test of Academic English 56 or above with at least a score of 51 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking components
- Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) at grade C or above
Our TOEFL DI Code is 4475.
Some individual courses require a higher English language score. Find out the exact requirements by searching for your course.
Read our statement on the Curriculum for Excellence.
If want to study at university but don't have the usual entry requirements, an access course may be your answer.
Access courses help prepare you for studying at university and are run by local colleges throughout Scotland. You can study a variety of subjects relevant to the degree course you want to join, either on a full-time or part-time basis.
Visit the Scottish Wider Access Programme website for a list of east Scotland access courses.
Or if you just want to brush up your skills, we offer support in a number of different ways both before you arrive and throughout your time here.