Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master's study

The Government will provide a loan of up to £10,000 per student for postgraduate Master’s study. Learn more about the main features of the new Postgraduate Loan (PGL) product.

PGL may 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 and scholarships' sections of individual postgraduate programmes. 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 and EU students

Applicants resident in Scotland may apply for tuition fee support from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). A loan entitlement of £10,000 is available for all eligible one year full time postgraduate students.  This comprises of a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500.

Part time students undertaking a course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £2,750 per year.

For non-UK European residents tuition fee loans will be provided for full time EU students undertaking a postgraduate course in 2017/18 and part time students starting a course taken over two years from 2017/18.

Read our latest update for applicants on the impact of the EU Referendum.

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 2017-18 fees (PDFs)
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society 2017-18 fees
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences 2017-18 fees
School of Social Sciences 2017-18 fees
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences 2017-18 fees
School of Textiles and Design 2017-18 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.