In common with other universities in the United Kingdom, there are separate scales of fees for students whose status is “home” (ie UK or European Union) and those whose status is “overseas”.
A student’s status as home or overseas is determined according to The Education (Fees and Awards) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides a guidance note for students which explains the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the ‘home’ rate and not the ‘overseas’ rate for study in Scotland.
All applicants for admission from outwith the UK or EU, applicants who are temporarily resident in the UK or EU at the time of application, and those who have within the past three years spent a period of employment or residence outwith the UK/EU, are advised that they should be certain of their status for fee purposes before registering for their course at the start of the academic year, and be certain that they have the necessary funds to meet these fees.
For further information please see the Scholarships and Student Funding Services notes on tuition fee guidance.
The University offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni with an undergraduate degree from Edinburgh.
This article was published on Jan 24, 2013