Scholarships and Student Funding

Medicine (MBChB) fee levels (2020-21)

Tuition fees for the 2020-2021 academic session.

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

From 2016-2017 all international students at Scottish Medical Schools must make a contribution to the teaching costs of the NHS (the ACT levy). The University of Edinburgh is subsidising this charge for students, and the fee rate provided includes the portion being paid through student fees. No additional payment for the NHS ACT levy above the fee rate will be required from students.

Medicine MBChB - 6 year programme

There has been a restructuring of fees for overseas (non-EU) students who start the MBChB course from 2017-2018. This reflects additional costs of tuition within the National Health Service, and the change to a fully integrated six-year course which includes the award of a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) Degree in addition to the MBChB degree. These changes to the fees have been balanced across the pre-clinical (years 1-3) and clinical years (years 4-6).

2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19 and 2017-18 entry Home-Scotland/EU Home-RUK Overseas/International
Years 1, 2 and 3 (preclinical) £1,820* £9,250 £32,100
Years 4, 5 and 6 (clinical) £1,820 * £9,250 


Direct Entry to Year 4 £1,820 * £9,250  £49,900

*Tuition fees to be confirmed early 2020

Medicine MBChB - 5 year programme

The annual fee rate for overseas students who commenced their MBChB studies after 1 August 2014 is fixed for the duration of their programme.  The annual fee rate for overseas students on programme prior to 1 August 2014 is subject to an annual increase of approximately 5%.


  Overseas - fixed 2014 start Overseas - fixed 2015 start Overseas - fixed 2016 start Overseas Fixed 2017 start
Years 3, 4 and 5 (clinical) £45,400 £47,200 £49,600 £49,900

    *Tuition fees to be confirmed early 2020

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