Postgraduate tuition fees

If you are looking for the tuition fee for your course, you will find these in the 'Fees and funding' tab of individual postgraduate programmes.

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 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 a year.

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.

Postgraduate Loans 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.

Learn more about the Postgraduate Loan.

EU students

September 2020 or January 2021 entry

If you are from an EU country and begin your postgraduate degree programme in September 2020 or January 2021 (or earlier), and you satisfy the eligibility requirements, you will continue to fall into the ‘UK / EU’ tuition fee status category. For non-UK European residents, tuition fee loans will be provided for full time EU students undertaking a postgraduate course in 2020/21 and part-time students starting a course taken over two years from 2020/21.

September 2021 entry

The UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, and officially withdrew from the EU on 31 January 2020. This will have an impact of tuition fee arrangements for EU students enrolling from September 2021; most EU students will pay the same fees as other international students. For further information, please see our information for EU applicants.

International students

International students should refer to the fee information for their chosen degree in the first instance.

£1,000 deposit during COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will now accept an initial £1,000 advance fee deposit instead of £4,000 to secure your place. This is a temporary arrangement and you will still have to pay the remaining £3000 before applying for a CAS/visa letter. This is a fully refundable amount. 

The remaining tuition fee can be paid in six equal instalments after you have registered at the University.

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 'Fees and funding' tab for your chosen degree.

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How do I pay tuition fees?

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

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