Finance

Self-funded

As a self-funded student you can securely pay your tuition fees in full by card or by bank transfer, or in most cases we can agree for you to pay by instalments.

What does self-funded mean?

You may be considered to be a self-funded student if you are:

  • funding your own studies
  • getting financial help from family or friends
  • receiving financial assistance direct from an external funder (excluding educational loans from a government agency)

Receiving an educational loan

If you are receiving an educational loan then you are not considered to be a self-funded student.

Educational loans

Payment options for self-funded students

Please do not use third party agents or someone you do not know to transfer payments to the University of Edinburgh, this can significantly increase your risk of being exposed to financial crime, scams and fraud.

Financial crime, scams and fraud

Pay your tuition fees in one payment

To pay your tuition fees for a full academic year in one payment, you will need to pay online either by card, bank transfer or online payment platform.

Pay your tuition fees by instalment

To pay your tuition fees by instalment you will need to set up a Recurring Card Payment (RCP). This allows us to take payments on three fixed dates for each academic year of your studies. You do not need a UK bank account to set up an instalment plan.

Your student fees account

We will set up your student fees account in My finance once your unconditional offer has been accepted and confirmed. You will be able to use My finance to view payments we receive from you and invoices we send to you.