School of Informatics

Fees and funding

Information on fees and funding for postgraduate students.

Costs of postgraduate study

Annual costs include a tuition fee, additional programme costs and living expenses. The tuition fee differs between Home/EU and Overseas students, so you should carefully check your fee status. Additional programme costs (sometimes called bench fees or research costs) cover facilities such as basic consumables, equipment purchase, hire and maintenance, computing hardware and software. Tuition fees and additional programme costs are payable for each year of active study, typically one year for MSc, two years for MPhil and three years for PhD. Visit the on-line University Postgraduate Prospectus for detailed information:


The following links outline the main funding sources relevant to the School of Informatics:

Taught postgraduate funding (MSc)

Research postgraduate funding (PhD, MPhill, MSc by Research)

Potential research students selected from the first round of applications may be put forward for the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship.

Combined MSc/PhD programmes in our Centres for Doctoral Training offer a number of fully-funded places. Please check their dedicated websites:

You should also consult the following general sources of information about funding at the University:

How to apply?

Candidates should normally apply for entry to postgraduate study or research at the University before applying for a scholarship.

Apply for entry onto a postgraduate programme

For some funding streams, you can indicate directly on your application that you wish to be considered for an award. However, for most funding schemes, a separate application will be necessary. You need to consult the details of the opportunities for which you are eligible, and the relevant deadlines.