Undergraduate study - 2025 entry
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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.
  • You have access to a non means-tested tuition fee loan.
  • Financial support, including a maintenance grant, may be available to help you fund your living costs.

Tuition fees

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

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 2021/22 is set at £9,250. Increases are subject to Government guidance and regulation and will normally reflect the impact of inflation.

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

If you are studying full-time for your first degree, you may apply to Student Finance Wales for a tuition fee loan to cover your fees in full.

You make one application to Student Finance Wales for your fee loan 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 the BVM&S Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry Programme - 4-year programme).

Undergraduate tuition fees

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

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 automatic 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.

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 that 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.