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    Ok basically I've heard from alot of people that Edinburgh is bias to scottish student especially when compared with english students, in terms of offers and applications.
    I was wondering if you got an offer for medicine at Edinburgh; what was your offer and nationality?


    Should help to clear things up for me .... If anyone has any comments or advice it's welcome
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    I remember reading somewhere on TSR that the admissions office told a rejected applicant that they run on a points system.

    Live in Edinburgh, Scotland, Northern England ? X points
    Have your parents been to university? X points
    Does your school send very few pupils to university? X points
    Do you come from a deprived background/estate? X points

    This year the points requirement was 10, minimum. I forgot what the points were for each of the criteria but it is around on TSR somewhere
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    (Original post by Godin_D)
    Ok basically I've heard from alot of people that Edinburgh is bias to scottish student especially when compared with english students, in terms of offers and applications.
    I was wondering if you got an offer for medicine at Edinburgh; what was your offer and nationality?
    They don't favour Scottish students as such. For some courses they might show a slight bias to those residing in the Edinburgh area, and possibly the wider region and Northern England (at least as far as the River Tees).

    So you can still live in Scotland but not be Scottish, and those living in the North of England (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Cumbria) are usually English.

    Subtle point but one worth making.

    If Edinburgh do have show bias to those living in some extended region/catchment area then this isn't unusual. A number of universities do when it comes to giving offers and/or student finance (increased grants from those who live in local postcodes).

    Even with any bias, the majority of students at Edinburgh will be from outside this selected area. So there are still significant numbers of students from outside Scotland and the far north of England who receive offers.

    All my friends who applied to Edinbugh received offers (this was in 2002). Still, that's not saying much, as the school's on Tyneside....

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