The University of Edinburgh will offer once again the most generous bursary package within the UK for those on the lowest household incomes.
The bursary package will be made available as a result of the new indicative fee level for undergraduate students who usually live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and who wish to study at the University of Edinburgh. This has now been set at £9,000 per annum.
The Scottish Government’s decision to remove funding for students who normally live in the rest of the UK and allow institutions in Scotland to raise fees they charge for these students has been driven by changes to English HE funding and tuition fee policy brought forward by the UK Government.
From 2012 the University of Edinburgh has charged new full-time rest of the UK students an annual tuition fee of £9,000. This fee is applicable for all undergraduate degree programmes except for graduate entry to the BVM&S Veterinary Medicine and graduate entry to the LLB Law programmes.
The University of Edinburgh has a long tradition of supporting students of all ages and social backgrounds to enter higher education and we remain committed to ensuring this continues.
In 2014-2015 the University of Edinburgh will once again offer the University of Edinburgh Bursaries to eligible domiciled students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Students who come from low income backgrounds will receive a bursary of up to £7,000 per year.
• The University of Edinburgh’s tuition fee for 2014 has been set at £9,000 for all undergraduate programmes
• The University will provide a generous bursary package which students can use either towards tuition fee costs or towards living costs
• Students will not have to pay anything upfront for their tuition with the costs being covered by a non-means tested government loan
• Loan repayments will only start after you have left university and are earning over £21,000 per year for students from England and Wales or over £15,795 for students from Northern Ireland
We are committed to assisting talented students who may be deterred from studying at the university due to lack of necessary financial resources. We very much hope that the University of Edinburgh’s proposals to offer a generous bursary package to students who normally live in the rest of the UK will help ensure that funding is not a deterrent to studying at Edinburgh.
Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
For further details on the financial support available to you from the Government and the University of Edinburgh, please visit the relevant page for where you usually live.
This article was published on Nov 26, 2013