Key facts

Edinburgh College of Art is home to 2,000 undergraduate students on 22 degree programmes across five Schools.
You’ll study in the heart of a major cultural capital city, with access to the University of Edinburgh’s wide range of world-class facilities.
If you are an eligible undergraduate joining us from outside Edinburgh, we can guarantee you an offer of accommodation.
Our undergraduate Open Days take place in June, September and October.
You’ll need to apply for your undergraduate programme through UCAS.

How to apply and entrance requirements

If you'd like to study on an undergraduate programme at Edinburgh College of Art, you must apply through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. You can find out how to do this on the University of Edinburgh Degree Finder, where you'll also be able to

  • see the structure of the programme and what you will study each year
  • see detailed entrance requirements for each programme on the Degree Finder
  • get information on what to expect after you apply
  • find out about fees
  • find out where to go for further advice and guidance

Take me to the University of Edinburgh Degree Finder

If you’re applying to study on one of our Art or Design degree programmes, you’ll also be required to submit a portfolio. Visit the individual programme pages to find out more detailed guidance on preparing a portfolio for each programme.

If you have any questions about the application process, your qualifications or deadlines, our Undergraduate Admissions Office will be happy to help you.

Email the Undergraduate Admissions Office:

What happens next?

We will contact you with our decision by mid-May. If you are made an offer, you will be invited to attend an Offer Holder Day.

Offer Holder Days typically take place in April and are opportunities for successful applicants to learn more about their subject areas and life as a student at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh. Whether you visit us in person or attend a virtual Offer Holder Day, you will have the opportunity to meet with academic staff and current students from your programme, tour the studios and other facilities and attend general information sessions.


College of Humanities & Social Science Undergraduate Admissions Office

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3565