Tuition fees

Fee status

Like other universities in the United Kingdom, we assign you a fee status depending on whether you are from Scotland, the rest of the UK or overseas.

Work out your fee status

Before you can work out how much you will pay for your programme, you need to know what your fee status is.

Confirming your fee status after you apply

Your fee status is not confirmed until after you apply for admission. Once you start studying, your fee status cannot be updated if your circumstances change.

Definitions of fee status terms

Definitions of some of the terms that you will come across when working out your fee status.

Fee status regulations in Scotland

The University of Edinburgh determines fee status in line with regulations approved by the Scottish Parliament.

Education (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2022

The Education (Fees and Student Support) (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023

If you are an EU student applying for entry from 2021 onwards, you can find out more from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

Brexit guidance on the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) website

If you are unsure of your fee status, information and advice is available from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

United Kingdom Council for International Student Affairs information