Pay your fees
You need to plan the payment of your tuition fees and tell us how you intend to pay.
Register how you will pay your tuition fees
You need to complete this form, which was previously known as Financial Registration Form, before the start of every academic year to advise how you intend to pay your tuition fees.
The payment options available to you depend on how you are funding your studies. By completing the form, you will get information on how to pay your tuition fees or how to show proof of funding to the University.
A tuition fee is linked to every programme. You can find this information in your offer letter. Alternatively, you can view up-to-date tuition fee levels online.
If your fees are not paid, you could risk your place on your programme. You will be unable to access any of the University’s services and facilities.
Check your offer letter to see if there are any additional costs associated with your programme, including any deposit required by your school for selected postgraduate programmes. You can find out more in the “Fees and Costs” section of the programme entry on the degree finder.
The different funding types
Depending on your funding, you need to follow certain steps to ensure your fees are being paid.
You are self-funded if you are:
- funding your own studies
- getting financial help from family or friends
- receiving financial assistance directly from an external funder
You can pay your fees in full in advance of starting University or by instalment.
You are externally funded if:
- you are receiving financial support from your government
- you are receiving financial support from a sponsor
- you have applied for an educational loan
It is still your responsibility to make sure your fees are paid.
You are advised to check any terms and conditions with your funding organisation and consider the impact of these before registering or agreeing to funding.
You are internally funded if you are receiving:
- a scholarship from the University of Edinburgh
- an award or other funding from the University of Edinburgh
This type of funding is not paid directly to you.
You can see payments you have received in My finance, which you can access through MyEd.
Paying your fees
You need to register as student at the beginning of your studies and then for every academic year after that. This process is called matriculation.
Your student fees must be paid in full on or before matriculation for each new academic year unless you are paying by instalment. How you can pay your tuition fees depends on your type of funding.
Once you paid your fees, you will receive a receipt and will be able to see received payments in My finance.
You do not need a UK bank account to make an online payment or to set up a Recurring Card Payment (RCP) to pay by instalment, but you may wish to do so if you plan to make any regular payments via direct debit (rent or household bills).
How to pay your tuition fees safely
Use the trusted and secure payment methods provided by the University.
Don't give your money to someone else to pay for you.
Don't give your login and passwords for payment portals to anyone else.
How to pay your fees video
This short 'How to...' video provides information on how to pay student tuition fees, where to find further information and who to contact if you need further support.
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Where to find your financial information
As a student you will have access to My finance within MyEd.
You can see your student fees account transactions like student and sponsor fee invoices, credit notes, payments received including deposits and scheduled instalment amounts and dates when you log into MyEd and go to My finance.
You can also make payments (including advance payments before starting your studies) in My finance.
Do you need help?
Contact the Fees and Student Support team
The Fees and Student Support team can help, if you have questions about:
your tuition fees
the amounts stated in your invoice
a graduate/alumni scholarship
your application to SAAS, Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland
Contact the Student Finance team
The Student Finance team can help, if you have questions about:
- a payment
- your instalment plan
- a refund
- an outstanding invoice
How you can contact the Student Finance team
Book an UoE Pay Fees appointment online (appointments are available from 2:00pm to 4:30pm (UK Time), Monday to Friday)
Call +44 (0)131 651 5151 between 10:00pm and 4:30pm (UK Time), Monday to Friday. Select option 1 for “fees and finance queries”, then option 3 for “any questions or issues about fee payments”.
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