Scholarships and Student Funding

Students from England

Government funding for students from England.

Tuition fee loans

England domiciled students can apply to the Student Finance England for a tuition fee loan up to the full cost of their programme of study which they only start to pay back when they are earning over £21,000 a year.

The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to the University.

Student loans

Maintenance loans for living cost are available to students commencing their studies in 2016.  

Maintenance grants will no longer be available however the maximum maintenance support for students from low-income households will be increased.

Further information about loans for students who live in England can be found on the Student Finance England website:

Student Finance England 


University of Edinburgh financial support

The University of Edinburgh Bursary

The University will offer a generous bursary scheme to domiciled students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The University will use the residual household income figure calculated by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when assessing your bursary entitlement.

You are guaranteed to receive up to the following level of bursary for each year of your degree programme if you are successful in taking up your offer of admission.

You will be able to use your bursary to either contribute towards your tuition fee costs or towards your general living costs while at Edinburgh.

For students entering in 2016
Residual household income University of Edinburgh Bursary Total value of University of Edinburgh Bursary for a 4-year degree
up to £16,000 £7,000 £28,000
£16,001 - £20,000 £5,700 £22,800
£20,001 - £25,000 £4,000 £16,000
£25,001 - £30,000 £2,000 £8,000
£30,001 - £35,000 £1,500 £6,000
£35,001 - £42,600 £500 £2,000

Access Bursaries

A number of Access Bursaries will be available for 2015-2016 to help new undergraduate UK students who are experiencing financial difficulties in taking up their place of admission at the University of Edinburgh. An Access Bursary provides at least £1,000 per year of study.

Whether you are in your last year at school, or are returning to education and thinking about applying to the University of Edinburgh to study for an undergraduate degree, you should consider applying for a bursary.


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