Undergraduate study - 2021 entry

How much will it cost?

How much it will cost to study at Edinburgh, including fees and living costs.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for EU students

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will meet the cost of tuition fees for eligible undergraduate EU students starting their degrees in 2020-21, for the duration of their degree programme.​​​​​​

Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2021-2022 or later will be in line with international fees.

Irish national applicants starting studies in 2021-2022 will classed as ‘home’ student status as a result of the Common Travel Area agreement and therefore will be exempt from international fees.

We will provide further information as soon as we can. 

Information for applicants from the EU


Student studying in the Business School

​​Living costs

This is your main cost during University. You are best to plan a budget to include accommodation, food, books, clothes, entertainment, travel and bills like electricity and gas.

We estimate that it will cost you £8,500 – £11,000 a year to live and study as an undergraduate at Edinburgh, but it could be more or less, depending on factors such as your choice of accommodation and your lifestyle.

You can find a breakdown of estimated living costs on the New students website.

Additional costs

Some programmes also involve additional costs, for example studying abroad or compulsory field courses.

You should make sure you are aware of these costs early on in your application process.

Check our degree finder for information on any additional costs for your chosen programme. You can speak to staff in our admissions offices for more details.