International students at Edinburgh are to benefit from a new system of fixed annual fees that will last for the duration of their degree.
The changes, which will come into effect from 1 August 2014, will cover all full time undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes lasting more than one year.
Unlike many other universities, tuition fees will not rise each year in line with inflation.
The new system means that international students will be aware of the exact cost of fees during their time at Edinburgh.
EUSA is delighted that the University have taken this step. It will make a positive impact on international students and make it easier for them to budget for their time at Edinburgh.
The new arrangements are the result of University staff working in collaboration with colleagues from the University Students' Association, EUSA.
The changes will not affect those students already undertaking a taught degree programme at the University.
One of the barriers for international students who are considering studying in the UK is the uncertainty of the total fees that they will be charged. This development will undoubtedly help students, and their parents, better plan for their studies.
Associate Director of University Guidance, Collingwood School, W Vancouver, Canada
Tuition fees for international students who started their degree programme before 1 August 2014 remain subject to annual revision.
The announcement reaffirms Edinburgh’s commitment to attracting the best students from a range of backgrounds around the world.
This article was published on Feb 21, 2014