Postgraduate Study

Fees, deposits and living costs

Information on tuition fees, fee deposits, and living costs.

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Tuition Fee Deposits

Guidelines for applicants required to pay a deposit to a specific College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine programme, including payment dates, waivers and refund policy.

1.  Who is required to pay a deposit and how much?

A deposit is required by applicants for some of our programmes. You can find out if you are required to pay a deposit by checking your chosen programme in our Degree finder.

Applicants who accept a conditional offer of admission, unless eligible for a deposit waiver, as detailed in point 5 below, must pay a deposit. The deposit will be offset against the tuition fee payable at the time of matriculation.

2.  When must the deposit be paid?

The deposit must be received by 28 days after the date of the offer letter. In the case of late applications an earlier deadline may apply.

For all Conditional offers issued up to and including Monday 17 August 2020, a deposit must be paid within 28 days of the date that the Conditional offer was made. For all Conditional offers issued from Tuesday 18 August 2020 onwards, deposits must be paid within 7 days of the date that the Conditional offer was made. For those applying to Postgraduate Professional Development to start out with September 2020, a deposit must be paid within 28 days of the date that the Conditional offer was made and before you start on your first course.

Deposits for MSc Surgical Science must be paid within 28 days of the date that the Conditional offer was made, or by Monday 10 August 2020, whichever comes first.

3.  How can the deposit be paid?

ePay Online Payment System

This is the University's preferred payment option and must be used when making payment by credit/debit cards (all major cards accepted).

4.  Implications of non-payment by due date

If we have not received the deposit by the stated deadline, the application will be withdrawn without further notice. It is therefore essential that applicants have funding for their deposit in place before applying.

If an applicant is still interested in retaining a place on the programme but has for any reason not been able to pay the deposit by the deadline, the applicant should contact the Admissions Office, mvmpg@ed.ac.uk without delay to discuss the circumstances.

5.  Deposit waiver

The deposit may be waived on proof of a scholarship covering full tuition fees having been awarded to the applicant by a recognised body, or proof of full sponsorship from an employer. Holders of partial scholarships must pay the required deposit.

6.  Refund Policy

  • Applicants requesting a refund for any reason within 14 calendar days after the payment date will be refunded in full.
  • Refund requests received more than 14 days from the payment date will only be considered if the applicant's visa application has been refused, or if application has been rejected due to failure to meet the conditions of offer which have been set. Proof must be provided and should consist of a copy of the official documentation received, for instance from the UKVI for visas, or the relevant language testing centre for English qualifications. Requests should be made at the earliest opportunity.
  • If no attempt has been made to meet the required conditions after the conditional offer was made, the deposit will not be refundable.
  • Applicants whose visa application is rejected due to fraudulent documentation or due to conditions which the applicant could have foreseen will not be eligible for a refund.
  • In the unlikely event that the programme is cancelled, a full refund of the deposit will be made.

To apply for a refund on your Tuition Fee Deposit please contact us at mvmpg@ed.ac.uk. You can find the University’s admissions terms and conditions here:

Terms and Conditions for Admissions  

Further information about tuition fee deposits

Living costs

Applicants will be responsible for securing funding to cover all fees and living costs. Living costs are in addition to tuition fees and additional programme costs and estimated costs are given on the following website: