Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Scotland, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with Standard Grade.

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) with a total of 5 subjects broken down according to the following:

  • a minimum of 3 Higher grade subjects and
  • 2 subjects from Secondary School (National 5, Intermediate 2, Standard grade or Ordinary grade, depending on the year of graduation)

For master's level studies:

The minimum requirement for entry to a Master's programme is a Bachelor's degree (hons) of at least 360 CATS/SCOTCATS/SCQF points.

An honours degree comprising 330-359 CATS/SCOTCATS/SCQF points will also be considered as well as a Scottish Bachelor Pass degree (but not an English or Welsh ditto).

Students holding only an ordinary, pass, condoned pass or compensaled fail degree will not satisfy the entry requirements for a Master's programme.

Depending on the grading scheme at your university, a third class honours degree will sometimes be deemed as not fulfilling  the requirements.

Your Transcript of Records and Degree Certificate must be issued by a recognised body, usually a University, not your College/School Department, and it must be signed and stamped by the recognised body.

If your degree includes accredited transfer credits, full documentation of the whole Bachelor education (including Accredited Previous Learning, APL) must be included. If your APL comprises more than one year (120 CATS), the APL must also be listed in the Transcript of Records issued by the degree-awarding institution.