Student Academic Fees

Information for students on student fees and other tuition costs.

Payment of student fees and other tuition costs is an essential part of becoming a student at the University of Edinburgh and it is recommended funding is arranged well before study starts.

Paying Fees

Tuition fees and related charges are due in full in advance or during Welcome Week/matriculation at the start of the academic session and each new session thereafter. Advance payment can be made in a single or in multiple amounts before the programme start date. Self-funding students can pay in full or by instalment under the University's instalment scheme for student fees.  Final dates for mandate completion and payments can be found on the payment timetable:


Students with external funding may need to provide written official confirmation that student fees are being paid (for example) by a government loan or grant, an educational bank loan, bursary or scholarship.

Payment Options

1. self funded students can pay in full or by instalment

2. external funded students - the sponsor will pay in full

3. a combination of the above

Fees charged for courses provided on a modular basis are invoiced at course level (ICL) are due in full on or before matriculation and at the start of each module or course thereafter. Other student fees, charges or costs are due in full during the academic year when notified.

The Income Section of the Finance Department is responsible for collecting student academic fees: tuition fees, module fees, other related charges and costs.  We provide detailed information about how to pay fees through the links from this page and through our online information sessions:

Register for our student service and admissions online information sessions

Finance staff are available to give individual advice about the University payment options and methods every Wednesday afternoon 14:00 to 16:30.  Book a 15 minute slot at Charles Stewart House (maximum 2 slots per person):

How are you paying your student fees: external funded or self-funded?

External Funded

You may be entitled to financial support from your government, be funded by a sponsor or have arranged some other form of student loan. Normally you will have to apply for this type of financial help as early as possible and for each year of study - your financial support or sponsor funding provider will provide advice.

Self Funded

Paying in full or by instalments.

Related Links

Paying for accommodation