Fees and Funding
Information on tuition fees, funding and living costs.
Before you can work out how much you will pay for your programme, you need to know what your fee status is.
All candidates applying for either the 4-year or 5-year BVM&S programme as a second or subsequent degree (including graduates from the UK, EU, EEA) are considered at the Overseas/Full Cost/EU fee rate.
Deposits of £1,500 will be required for international and graduate students starting the programme. This deposit is only refundable if you change your mind about studying with us within 14 days of payment or you fail to meet the conditions of your offer.
For a full list of scholarships including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see:
The School offers two scholarships for overseas students beginning their studies on the BVM&S. Each scholarship is worth £5,000 per year and is tenable for the duration of their degree programme, subject to satisfactory progress.
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies International Scholarship
Access Bursaries help new UK students experiencing financial difficulties to take up their place at the University of Edinburgh. The Bursary scheme is only available to new undergraduate students who are UK nationals commencing their first undergraduate degree.
In addition to tuition fees, additional costs include equipment and protective clothing: specialised equipment and lab coats (estimated at £150). Extra Mural Study (externships) of 38 weeks will also incur additional accommodation and travel costs. Limited grant funding may be available from the University, but is unlikely to cover the full costs of Extra Mural Study.
We estimate students will need between £750 - £1,500 per month for living costs, including room and board.
The most up-to-date information on estimated living costs is available on the University website:
• Living costs in Edinburgh are comparable to many major cities in the world
• Consider the cost of accommodation and daily living expenses as well as the cost of tuition fees
• Planning a budget will depend on the type of accommodation selected and spending habits
• Food costs will vary, but will account for a significant part of the budget
A monthly bus pass to cover all travel to and from the campus, as well as transport across the city, will cost around £540 per year, which the School will subsidise proportionally in line with your year of study. If you are under 22 years old, you may be eligible for free bus travel.
Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel
Further information on how to travel to and from the campus is available here:
If you do not have one already or are coming to Edinburgh from abroad, it is very useful to open a bank account once you arrive. For international students this process is not normally available prior to arrival, unless an overseas bank branch has a relationship with a UK bank or you open an account with an online bank. Typically, this process can start once you have moved into your accommodation.
To assist you in opening an account, the University can provide you with a Bank Introductory Letter and provide proof of your accommodation in Edinburgh. If you are staying in University accommodation and have checked in, you can download and print a copy of your letter from your MyEd portal. You will need this, as well as other documents, when you attend your first bank appointment to open your account. If you are moving into private accommodation, you will need to apply for a Bank Introduction Letter online.