Tuition fees

Medicine fees 2024-2025

Tuition fees for undergraduate medicine in 2024-2025.

Changes to our degree

Tuition fees for Overseas/International students were restructured in 2017-2018. This happened due to the introduction of a fully-integrated six-year degree as well as an increase in National Health Service (NHS) teaching costs.

The new six-year degree includes the awards of:

  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours)
  • MBChB

NHS teaching costs

If you are an Overseas/International student studying at a Scottish medical school, you must make a contribution to the teaching costs of the NHS.

This is known as the ACT levy.  It has applied since 2016-2017, and the levy is subject to change.

The University of Edinburgh subsidises this charge. The tuition fees published below are inclusive of the ACT levy.

Annual tuition fee increase

The tuition fees published below only apply if you are entering one of these years of study in 2024-2025.

Tuition fees increase every year in the majority of cases.

If you intend to study over additional years, you should take this annual tuition fee increase into consideration when you estimate your fees for a degree.


2024-2025 fees

Fee status Home-Scotland Home-RUK & ROI International/EU*
Preclinical years 1, 2 and 3 £1,820  £9,250  £37,500
Clinical years 4, 5 and 6
£1,820  £9,250 


Direct entry to year 4
£1,820  £9,250  £51,000

*These fees apply to EU students starting on programme from 01 August 2021. 

These fees apply if you are a continuing student studying the older five-year degree.

2024-2025 fees

Fee status

Home - Scotland/EU


Home - RUK & ROI

Overseas/International- 2018 entry Overseas/International - 2019 entry

Overseas/International - 2020 entry

Overseas/International - 2021 entry
Clinical years 3, 4 and 5


£49,900 £49,900 £49,900



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