Scholarships and Student Funding

Students from the rest of the EU

EU students on programme prior to 1 August 2017 will continue to be charged the same level of tuition fees as Scottish students for the duration of their programme of study.

Tuition fees

EU students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year - and possibly the following academic year - will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

Future changes to the fee status of EU students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year will depend on the timing and terms of the UK's exit from the European Union and would also require changes to existing UK and Scottish legislation. Current indications are that the UK would leave the EU at the earliest in 2019 so any changes would not take effect before the academic year 2019/20.  

The University of Edinburgh is working with the Scottish Government to try to protect the fee status of EU students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year for the duration of their course. There is, however, a risk that EU students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year may become subject to international tuition fees for any years of study which follow the UK exit from the EU. In those circumstances we are committed to working with Government to ameliorate the impact of that change for individual students. 

First degree students from the rest of the EU studying in Scotland are entitled to have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS), if they are an EU national, or the family member of an EU national.

Student loans

EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years prior to the commencement of their programme of study, and resident in Scotland by the first day of the first academic year of their programme, may be entitled to apply for student support.

This would be a Student Loan, Young Student’s Bursary and any supplementary grants that may apply.

Further details on loans for EU students can be found on the SAAS website.