Tuition fees

Withdrawal from the University

If you are withdrawing from the University of Edinburgh, our policy for postgraduate taught study explains the fees you will need to pay.

You may be liable for part of or all of your tuition fee, depending on when you withdraw from the University.

Self-funded students 

Students starting study in Semester 1

If you start your studies in Semester 1 and withdraw before 18 February, you will be liable for 60% of the annual tuition fees.

Students starting study in Semester 2

If you start your studies in Semester 2 (January) and withdraw before 30 April, you will be liable for 60% of the annual tuition fees.

Withdrawing after these dates

If you withdraw after these dates (18 February or 30 April, as appropriate), you will be liable for payment of the full session fees for the programme of studies. 

Course results after 31 January

If you receive your Semester 1 course results after the 18 February  deadline, you may - at the discretion of the University - be considered liable for 60% of the annual tuition fees. 

Discretion will only be considered during the two-week period following the Semester 1 course results being published. 

Withdrawing in the first couple of weeks of commencing study

If you withdraw from a programme - with appropriate academic approval - within the first couple of weeks of starting your studies, no tuition fees will be charged at the discretion of the University. 

Tuition fees paid by Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

If a proportion of tuition fees is paid by SAAS, the date of withdrawal will affect how this amount is recalculated.

Please contact us directly for further advice based on your withdrawal date. 

Contact the Fees and Student Support team

Any proportion of your tuition fees which is invoiced to you will be subject to the recalculation described above for self-funded students. 

We will notify the Student Awards Agency Scotland of your withdrawal, and they will recalculate any maintenance payments according to their policy. 

Students in receipt of funding from Student Finance England or Wales 

If you are in receipt of tuition fees from Student Finance England or Wales, you are treated as a self-funding student by the University. Please refer to the information above under 'self-funded students'.  

We will notify your funding body of your withdrawal. 

Tuition fees paid to the University by Student Finance Northern Ireland 

Any proportion of your tuition fees which is invoiced to you will be subject to the recalculation described above under ‘self-funded students’. 

We will notify the Student Finance Northern Ireland of your withdrawal, and they will recalculate any maintenance payments according to their policy. 

Part-time intermittent study/Invoiced at Course Level (ICL)

Part-time intermittent study applies to students:

  • taking taught programmes offered on a part-time intermittent study basis
  • repeating individual courses

Withdrawing from an individual course

Started

If you withdraw from an individual course that you have started, the module fee will be due in full.

Not started

If you have not started the module, and the module is removed from your student record by your school, the invoice will be cancelled

Annual increase

Please note if you start the module in a future session, module fees are subject to an annual increase.