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10 December 2019 
RECORDS MANAGEMENT SECTION 
 
The University of Edinburgh 
File ref:  T3/39/243 
Old College 
 
South Bridge 
Zhongbowen Cui 
Edinburgh EH8 9YL 
 
Direct Dial  0131 651 4099 
Sent by email: request-624550-
Switchboard  0131 650 1000 
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Email  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xx.xx.xx 
Dear Zhongbowen Cui 
Freedom of information request 
Thank you for your email of 1 December 2019 requesting admissions statistics for 
postgraduate taught programmes. 
The University of Edinburgh is a global university, rooted in Scotland.  We are globally 
recognised for our research, development and innovation and we have provided world-
class teaching to our students for more than 425 years.  We are the largest university in 
Scotland and in 2017/18 our annual revenue was £984 mil ion, of which over £279 mil ion 
was research income.  We have over 41,000 students and more than 15,000 staff.  We 
are a founding member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading research universities and a 
member of the League of European Research Universities. 
Admissions statistics 
You asked for a list of all postgraduate programmes that the University is running in 
2019/20.  For the same academic year, you asked for the total number of applicants and 
offers for each programme, and for the number of Chinese applicants and offer holders to 
each programme. 
On 3 December 2019 the University responded in full to an identical request using the 
publicly accessible www.WhatDoTheyKnow.com platform.  You can find our response by 
typing the following search term into the platform’s search engine:  
request:2019_2020_admission_statistics_p_15 
You can search for other requests and responses available through the platform using 
the WhatDoTheyKnow Advanced search tips. 
Technical exemption 
Please note that as this information is readily available to you as described above, it is 
technically exempt from the University’s obligation to answer requests for information 
under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information is exempt under 
UNIVERSITY SECRETARY  Ms Sarah Smith 
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336 
 

 
section 25 of this Act, because it is available to you by another route. This exemption is a 
technical matter only and does not affect your ability to obtain the information as 
described above. 
Right to review 
If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask the University to conduct a review 
of this decision by contacting the University's Records Management Section in writing 
(e.g. by letter or email) or in some other recorded form (e.g. audio or video tape).  You 
should describe the original request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include 
an address for correspondence.  You have 40 working days from receipt of this letter to 
submit a review request.  The contact details for the Records Management Section are at 
the top of this letter.  When the review process has been completed, if you are stil  
dissatisfied, you may use the Scottish Information Commissioner’s guidance on making 
an appeal to make an appeal to the Commissioner.  If you do not have access to the 
Internet, please let me know and I wil  provide a copy of the relevant web pages. 
Privacy notice for information request applicants 
The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes how we use the 
information you have supplied about yourself and your request, is published on the 
University website. 
Yours sincerely  
Rob Don 
Information Compliance Officer 
 
If you require this letter in an alternative format, such as large print or 
a coloured background, please contact the Records Management 
Section on 0131 651 4099 or email xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xx.xx.xx 

 

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