The University and Europe

Fees and funding

Information on fees and funding for current students at the University.

Tuition fees for current EU students 

Eligible undergraduate EU students already studying at The University of Edinburgh will continue to have the cost of their tuition fees covered by the Scottish Government for the duration of your studies. If you start undergraduate or postgraduate studies in 2020 or earlier, you can apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for funding and your tuition fee status will not change for the duration of your degree programme. 

For more information, please refer to guidance on the SAAS website. For more information on the statements from Scottish and UK governments, please refer to the UKCISA website.

Find your tuition fees 

On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021/22. If you plan to start your studies at the University in the 2021/22 academic year then please visit our applicant FAQs.


Financial support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) 

In April 2019, the Scottish Government confirmed commitment to provide tuition fee support to EU national students in academic year 2020/21, on eligible courses that currently attract tuition fee support from the Scottish Government. For more information:

SAAS website

Funding for postgraduates

Research Councils UK (RCUK) funding for EU postgraduate students

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 2019/20 and 2020/21 will retain their fee status and eligibility for Research Council support for the duration of their programme.

UK Government update on future funding arrangements

UK Research and Innovation: funding for research training

PhD research students currently funded by an H2020, MSCA-ITN, ERC or other EU funded research project

The UK has now officially left the EU, and everything will continue as normal until the end of the project, even though the UK will no longer be a member state, and even if the project is due to end sometime after 31 December 2020. This means you will continue your PhD research, and will be paid your stipend as normal. 

For more information, see the UKRI statement on the UK participation in Horizon 2020 and the EU's Flagship Science and Innovation Programme.  

UKRI statement: working on EU-funded projects