More information for students wishing to transfer to or from a degree programme in Informatics.
Students who are interested in transferring in to a degree programme in the School of Informatics should contact the Student Support Tteam by e-mail with their request. It should be remembered that final authorisation of transfers within the School of Informatics lies with the relevant academic staff and some transfers are not possible.
Transfers into School of Informatics
If a current Informatics student wishes to transfer to a different programme within the School of Informatics or a current University of Edinburgh student from another School within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) wishes to transfer into the School of Informatics, they should contact the Student Support team (see contact details above) with the following details - which programme they wish to transfer onto, when they want to transfer (i.e. which semester), what year they want to transfer in to (e.g. UG1), the reason for wanting the transfer.
If a student from another university wishes to transfer into the School of Informatics, they should contact the College of Science and Engineering admissions team.
Transfers out of School of Informatics
If an Informatics student wishes to transfer to a programme in another School which belongs to the College of Science and Engineering, they should contact the Student Support team or Teaching Organisation in that School.
If an Informatics student wishes to transfer to a programme in another School which belongs to a different College, approval is required by that College. For continuing students who wish to apply for a transfer to a degree programme owned by a School in the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, you must complete an online application form and submit it to CAHSS before the deadline, which is usually in June of each year.
Important note for 1st year UG students
Until the end of week 2, semester 1, first year undergraduate students are not permitted to transfer without the permission of the relevant College Admission Team. Please contact the Student Support Team if you require further information on this.
Only students in good academic standing (i.e. they have met the academic requirements for the degree programme they wish to be accepted on to) are accepted into the School of Informatics. Please note that transfers into the first year are competitive and therefore not guaranteed. Students will have to meet the relevant entry requirements for that year.
Important for students on a Tier 4 visa
If you are studying at the University of Edinburgh on a Tier 4 visa, a transfer to a new degree programme may affect your visa so we would advise you to contact the International Student Advisory Service to enquire about any potential visa implications.