College of Science & Engineering


Information about deposit payments for postgraduate programmes

Some of our postgraduate taught programmes in the School of Biological Sciences, School of Engineering, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), School of GeoSciences and School of Informatics require offer holders to pay a tuition fee deposit. 

If a deposit is required, it will be listed in the Fees and Costs section of your programme page of the postgraduate degree finder  You must pay the deposit to secure your place, unless you qualify for an exemption or extension.



You will not need to pay a deposit if you:

  • are sponsored by a University of Edinburgh recognised sponsor or have a full scholarship covering your tuition fees. 

  • have previously studied at the University of Edinburgh and received one of the following scholarships or bursaries:

    • Rest of UK (RUK) Undergraduate Bursary

    • Scotland Accommodation Bursary
    • University of Edinburgh Scholarship
    • Scotland Scholarship
    • Access Edinburgh Scholarship

How to request a deposit exemption

Please email if you think you are eligible for a deposit exemption.  You must request the deposit exemption and provide acceptable evidence, e.g. funding body award letter, by the deadline your deposit is due. Please note that it is not always possible to reinstate an application once it has been made unsuccessful for non-payment of deposit.



If you are waiting to hear the outcome of a funding or scholarship application you have submitted you can request an extension to your deposit deadline.

How to request a deposit extension

Please email to request a deposit deadline extension.  You must request the deposit extension and provide proof of your scholarship or funding application by the deadline that your deposit is due. Please note that it is not always possible to grant an extension or to reinstate an application once it has been made unsuccessful for non-payment of deposit.


How to make a deposit payment

Before making a deposit payment please read the tuition fee deposits page.  After you make a deposit payment please allow up to five working days for your record to be updated.

  1. Click on your academic school below. Details of the academic school that your programme belongs to can be found in your offer letter.
  2. Click on the programme you have been made an offer for.
  3. You will be taken to our Epay portal to make your deposit payment.
  4. In the Epay portal check that you are on the correct screen for your academic school/programme. IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHECK THIS BEFORE MAKING YOUR PAYMENT




Tuition fee deposit policy

Policy for tuition fee deposits for postgraduate taught degrees