Information to help you estimate how much it will cost to study at the University of Edinburgh.
Your main costs at University will be:
When planning your budget you should also take into consideration costs such as travel and domestic bills.
It is estimated that it will cost you approximately £7,000 to study as an undergraduate at Edinburgh each year.
It may be higher, depending on your lifestyle, and whether you choose to live in catered or self-catered halls of residence or a flat.
The University understands accommodation is very important for students and seeks to provide the best range and standard possible.
There are around 4,200 University bed spaces normally available for Freshers. These are in convenient locations in Edinburgh and cover a range of styles and services to suit most budgets.
Full-time first-year undergraduates living outside the City of Edinburgh are normally guaranteed a place in University accommodation for their first year, provided that they accept their offer of admission and submit their accommodation application to Accommodation Services by the required deadlines.
By way of example, the cost in 2011-2012 of renting a single study bedroom in catered accommodation ranges from £155 to £227 per week with a room in self-catered accommodation costing between £82 and £104 per week. There are a number of lower cost options involving shared rooms.
Our accommodation prices include all utilities, data and telephone facilities, regular cleaning and personal contents insurance.
Further details can be found in the University of Edinburgh Accommodation Services website.
If you decide to stay in catered accommodation at the University, all based at our Pollock Halls campus, you will receive breakfast and evening meals during the week with brunch and an evening meal at weekends.
If you are not in catered accommodation, you should expect to spend at least £50 per week on food, although this will vary depending on your tastes and dietary needs.
This article was published on May 4, 2010