Information for students wishing to transfer their degree programme


Contact the Student Support team

Important update for EU students

If you are a first year EU student with SAAS funding and have not applied for pre-settled status please check with Fees and or The Advice Place before requesting a transfer as there are fee implications and you will lose your SAAS funding.  EU students can apply for pre-settled status up to 30th June 2021.

Fees Contact

The Advice Place

EU Settlement Scheme


Important note 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 Student Immigration Service to enquire about any potential visa implications.

Student Immigration Service webpage

Transfers into the School of Informatics (from other Schools within the University)

Due to unprecedented demand for spaces on our programmes, transfers into the School of Informatics will not be available in academic year 2022/2023.

Transfers within the School of Informatics

If a current Informatics student wishes to transfer onto another degree programme within the School of Informatics, they can contact the Student Support Team or their Personal Tutor with this request.

Students' course registrations should meet the Degree Programme Table requirements of their new degree, or have permissible substitutions.

There are to be no transfers between degree programmes in the 2022/23 academic year for PGT students.

Transfers onto the 5 year Informatics MInf degree programme may have additional considerations to take into account, particularly regarding the Honours Project and the Honours progression hurdle.

In order not to interfere with the function of the School’s Boards of Examiners, internal transfers of degree will not normally be processed in the months of May or June. An exception to this rule will only be made in the case where the transfer of degree is essential for a student to graduate or a student in Year 4 wishes to transfer to Year 5 of MInf rather than graduate with the BSc in the current academic year.

Please continue to send requests to the Student Support Team ( and we will keep them on file and request permission from the SCAO after the embargo is lifted.

Transfers out of the School of Informatics (to other Schools within the University)

If a current Informatics student wishes to transfer onto a degree programme which belongs to a different School, they should contact the Student Support Team or Teaching Organisation in that School.  Please note some Schools have application deadlines so please contact them as soon as you are interested in transferring out of the School of Informatics for advice on both eligibility and the application process.


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.

Important note concerning students studying abroad

If you are a current University of Edinburgh student who plans to study away from the University next year, or who is currently studying away from the University in this academic year, please note the following: i) you cannot transfer to another degree while studying away; and ii) if you wish to transfer degree you are strongly advised to coordinate with the Student Support Team and the Teaching Organisation of the School that you wish to transfer to, and while studying away to take courses which are compatible with the degree that you will be studying for when you return.