Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

How much will it cost?

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

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If you normally live in Wales you are likely to be assessed as liable to pay the Home-RUK tuition fee.

Key points

  • you DO NOT have to pay tuition fees upfront
  • our annual fees are the same as other top universities
  • you have access to a non means-tested tuition fee loan
  • you also have access to a non means-tested tuition fee grant
  • the fee loan and fee grant will cover your tuition fees in full
  • you do not have to pay back the fee grant
  • financial support may be available to help you fund your living costs

Tuition fees

RUK stands for 'Rest of the UK': England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Students who normally live in Wales will have a fee status of Home-RUK.

The annual tuition fee for undergraduate students who live in a part of the UK outside Scotland is reviewed on a yearly basis. The fee for new entrants in 2017-18 was set at £9,250.   Increases are subject to Government guidance and regulation and will normally reflect the impact of inflation.

If you are studying full-time for your first degree, you may be eligible to apply for:

  • a non means-tested tuition fee loan
  • a non means-tested tuition fee grant

You make one application to Student Finance Wales, for your fee loan, fee grant and your student support. Student Finance Wales work with The Student Loans Company (SLC), who will pay your tuition fees to the University.

The tuition fee is applicable for all full-time undergraduate degree programmes except for graduate entry to the BVM&S Veterinary Medicine and graduate entry to the LLB Law programmes.

If you are in any doubt regarding your eligibility for support, please contact Student Finance Wales.

Undergraduate tuition fees

Student Finance Wales

Nursing Studies

If you are applying to BN Nursing Studies you will need to apply to Student Finance Wales for your tuition fee/living cost loans. This is a change from previous years when students applied to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for support.

How your tuition fees will be paid

If you have a confirmed loan that covers your tuition fees you will not be invoiced for your fees as the Student Loans Company will pay your fees to the University.

The University receives electronic confirmation from the Student Loans Company as to who has been given a tuition fee loan.

You should be aware, however, that the payment of all fees and charges is your responsibility.

If you do not have your funding arrangement in place at matriculation you may need to pay the tuition fees yourself.

If you are financing your own studies, or are partly self-funded, you must make arrangements to pay your tuition fees before, or at, registration.

Paying your tuition fees

'Registration' confirms your acceptance of the University’s regulations, and is the first step in 'matriculation', the process by which you are formally admitted as a student to the University.

Matriculation explained

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 £7,500 - £10,000 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 International Students website.

Additional costs

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

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

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