The University and Europe

Postgraduate applicants

Information for prospective postgraduates from the EU who have applied to study at the University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh prepares students for global futures. Many of Edinburgh’s graduates progress to careers outside the UK. Degrees from the University of Edinburgh will continue to be recognised by employers and universities across Europe and the rest of the world. The UK’s membership of the European Higher Education Area is unaffected by its EU member status.

Tuition fees for EU postgraduates starting in 2017 and 2018

EU Postgraduate Taught students enrolling in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and eligible for the same tuition support as Scottish domiciled students for the duration of their studies.

Prospective postgraduate students can view tuition fees by programme on the Scholarships and Student Funding Services webpages:

Tuition fees

Research Councils UK (RCUK) fees-only funded applicants

EU students are presently eligible for fees-only funding under Research Council support for postgraduate training.

The UK Government has confirmed that EU Postgraduate Research students commencing their studies in 2017-18 and 2018-19 will retain their fee status and eligibility for Research Council support for the duration of their programme.

Future funding arrangements for EU students will be determined as part of the UK’s discussions on its future relationship.

RCUK statement on international collaboration and UK Government update on 2018-19 funding arrangements

Scholarships and funding for EU postgraduates

The University is offering a number of funding schemes for UK and EU postgraduate students entering in 2016. These schemes will continue for students entering in 2016. Information is available on the Scholarships and Student Funding Services webpages:

Funding for UK/EU students

The Scottish Government has confirmed that funding will increase for Postgraduate Taught students entering in 2017. Eligible Scottish domiciles will be able to access a loan up to £10,000 – comprising £5,500 for fees and £4,500 for living costs. Full time EU students will continue to be eligible to apply for the tuition fee loan for the academic year. Students will be eligible to apply to Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for funding in April 2017.

Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scotland and EU)

Frequently Asked Questions

As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, we understand that this is an uncertain and anxious time for many people. The University has drawn up a list of Frequently Asked Questions on Brexit for students at Edinburgh:

Student FAQs on Brexit (27 October 2017)

Rights of Residence for EEA Nationals (17 March 2017)

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