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Postgraduate tuition fees

Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master's study

From academic year 2016/17, the Government will for the first time provide a loan of up to £10,000 per student for postgraduate Master’s study. This document describes the main features of the new loan product.

PGL will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course. They must have been most recently resident in England, and must not have moved there from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course.

If you are looking for the tuition fee figures, you will find these in the 'Fees & scholarships' sections of individual programme descriptions in the online prospectus. Alternatively, a full listing broken down by School is provided below.

Who pays tuition fees?

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from.

If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees. Tuition fees are higher for international students, and the form enables the University to assess whether you have a relevant connection to the UK that might positively influence your fee status. Guidance notes on applying for student support are available on the UKCISA website.

UK & EU students

Applicants resident in Scotland may apply for tuition fee support for certain programmes that are supported by the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Not all programmes are supported for all students, but some programmes have a small number of places that are filled through nominations by the Programme Director.

For non-UK European residents applying to undertake the Diploma version of the same programme tuition fees may also be payable from SAAS.

International students (outside the EU)

Non-EU students should refer in the first instance to the fee schedules.

How much are the tuition fees?

Students at Scottish universities pay a flat rate tuition fee for each year of their programme. Tuition fees are different for each programme; please refer to the fee schedules for your School for specific details:

School 2016-17 fees (PDFs)
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society 2016-17 fees
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences 2016-17 fees
School of Life Sciences 2016-17 fees
School of Management & Languages 2016-17 fees
School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences 2016-17 fees
School of Textiles & Design 2016-17 fees
Edinburgh Business School Please visit the Edinburgh Business School website.

How do I pay tuition fees?

If you are paying your own tuition fees, you can use our Online Payments system.