Scholarships and Student Funding

Students from Northern Ireland

Government funding for students from Northern Ireland.

Tuition fee loans

Northern Ireland domiciled students can apply to the Student Finance Northern Ireland for a tuition fee loan up to the full cost of their programme of study.

The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to the University.

Living cost loans

Student Finance Northern Ireland has not yet published information on tuition fee and maintenance loans available to students commencing their studies in 2016. 

Information about grants and loans for students who live in Wales can be found on the Student Finance Northern Ireland website:

Student Finance Northern Ireland 


University of Edinburgh financial support

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.