Fees and funding
Information about fees, cost of living information and scholarships for outstanding applicants.
Fees for the upcoming academic year are published on the Scholarships and Student Funding Service website.
Programme Fees are also listed on the programme's page on the Degree Finder.
If you are unsure of whether you will be considered a UK/EU or overseas student, please check your fee status.
Up-to-date information on the cost of living in Edinburgh is available on the New Students website.
All students are responsible for securing funding for their study.
University of Edinburgh Scholarships
We recommend applicants check the University of Edinburgh's Scholarships and Student Funding webpages to find information on scholarships they may be eligible for. This webpage also has a scholarship search tool you can use to filter results by study level, nationality, and subject area.
SGPE Widening Participation Scholarship
We offer one full scholarship, consisting of a full fee waiver and a stipend set at UKRI levels, to a student who may otherwise face barriers to applying for postgraduate study.
Further information, including the eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found at the below link.
SGPE Fee Discounts
The University of Edinburgh offers fee discounts of up to 50% to students graduating from the participating SGPE universities with first-class honours in an economics degree with a substantial analytical content, applying for one of the SGPE MSc programmes. There is no separate application process for this discount, which is offered to outstanding applicants.
Masters Fee Discounts
The University of Edinburgh offers a limited number of fee discounts of up to 50% to students with a very strong academic background applying for one of the SGPE MSc programmes. There is no separate application process for this discount, which is offered to outstanding applicants.
Economics and Social Research Council
The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of 16 Universities in Scotland awarded funding from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Social Sciences in Scotland.
The SGPE is an Economics research training pathway for the ESRC studentships in Scotland. This studentship is suitable only for students who are planning to progress on to a PhD immediately after completing their MSc (known as the "1+3" award). SGPE institutions eligible to apply for ESRC funding have Pathway Representatives, and you should discuss an application with them before submission.
Please visit the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science's website for further details on eligibility and the application process, including application deadlines.
World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme
The World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (WBGSP) supports graduate studies in subjects related to economic development. Each year, the Programme awards scholarships to students from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at renowned universities throughout member countries. Details are available from their website.
Loans are available for master’s degrees students with English residence and also for qualifying EU students.
Loans for Scottish Students
Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) – Only students who undertake the MSc Economics (without a variant) are eligible for this loan.
Loans for tuition fees and living costs are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students