A change to our processes

Please note that our team is working remotely following the UK government’s guidance relating to the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re still very much on hand to assist with your queries relating to donations. The most efficient way to donate just now is online or via bank transfer. Unfortunately, we can’t take donations over the phone at the moment, and postal donations will take longer to process. Thank you for your patience and support.

Make a single donation

During the Covid-19 pandemic the most efficient way to give is online or via bank transfer.

Find out how you can support the University's efforts to contribute to the local and global response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Global challenges

How we are collaborating to deliver global impact.

Life changing learning

How we are removing financial barriers to education and inspiring learners.

One health

How we are enabling breakthroughs in health teaching and research.

Digital transformation

How we are harnessing data to transform the way we learn, work and live.

Dynamic creative thinking

Dynamic creative thinking

How we are working across disciplines to drive innovation and change lives.

You can help students, research, teaching and the community today by giving directly to the Edinburgh Fund.

Fundraise your way

You can turn almost any hobby, occasion or challenge into a fundraising activity and raise money for the University.

Make a gift in your Will

Our team will help you make an informed decision and can offer ongoing support and guidance.

Useful information

Payroll giving  - A staff benefit in conjunction with Human Resources and Payroll allowing employees to give to any charity before tax is paid on income.

The University of Edinburgh Development Trust - A registered charity that is tasked with receiving, administering and applying any funds and properties donated for the benefit of the University of Edinburgh.

Development and Alumni - The department that is responsible for giving at the University of Edinburgh.

Research - Explore the work of our world-class researchers across a range of cross-disciplinary areas.


Edinburgh Friends magazine and monthly digital supplements.

Stories of philathropy and the future told through an annual magazine and monthly digital features.