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 Loans Company 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 grants and loans

Maintenance loans for living costs are available. For students living away from home the maximum non-income assessed loan is £3,630 and a maximum of £4,840 based on household income.

In addition a maintenance grant of up to £3,475 is available to students from households with an income of £19,203 or less. No grant is available if the household income is over £41,065.

This maintenance grant is no-repayable which means you do not need to pay this money back.

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

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 2015
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.

Unite Foundation Student Awards

A number of Unite Foundation Student Awards (open to students who usually live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will be offered to students commencing an undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh in the 2015-2016 academic session.

Each bursary will cover the full accommodation costs while staying at Portsburgh Court in Edinburgh for the length of their period of study (maximum of four years), as well as provide an annual maintenance allowance of £3,000 per year for a maximum of four years.