The tuition fee you pay will vary depending on your fee status and your course. The fee for each course can be found on the individual course pages.

Your fee status is generally linked to your current country of residence, however not all cases are this straightforward. We use the information you provide on your course application to calculate your fee status and you will receive confirmation of this in writing prior to receiving your offer. If you wish to query your fee status you must do so at this point, and before you receive your offer letter, as once you have accepted your offer, you cannot change your fee status. You can take a look at our Recruitment and Admissions Policy for further guidance.

Scottish

"My home is in Scotland and I am studying in Scotland."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as a Scottish student for fee purposes. Tuition fees are set each year by the Scottish Government (usually in February) and are shown on each individual course page.

Who will pay my tuition fees?

You can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid in full, providing you meet their residence conditions. You must apply to SAAS every year to ensure your fees are paid.

The University’s decision on your fee status is not linked to any decision made by SAAS.

If SAAS are unable to fund you, then you are still responsible for paying your tuition fees directly to the University.

Living costs

You can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for financial support for living costs. The total support package may consist of a bursary, parental contribution and student loan depending on your individual situation. SAAS also administers additional loans and grants to support students who have special circumstances such as a disability or health problem.

For the most up to date information related to SAAS Funding and costs, you can check their website here.

Rest of UK (RUK)

"I am a UK citizen and my home is in England (or Northern Ireland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man) and I am studying in Scotland."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as Rest of UK for fee purposes. RUK students are UK citizens who have been resident in the UK (outside Scotland) for at least three years before the start of their programme of study.

Tuition fees for RUK students are set by the UK Government and the University will charge in line with these fees. In addition, some of our programmes only charge fees for 3 years out of 4. There are a few exceptions to this and the individual course pages will give you full details under Fees and Funding.

Who will pay my tuition fees?

You can get advice from one of the student finance organisations below to learn more about how to apply for financial support to pay for tuition fees. The organisation you contact will depend on where you live.

In general terms you can apply to your student finance organisation for a tuition fee loan. Tuition fee loans are not means-tested, are administered by the Student Loans Company, are paid direct to the institution and are repaid in the same way as the student loan. Specific arrangements in England, Wales and Northern Ireland differ slightly but the full tuition fee amount will be covered.

The University’s decision on your fee status is not linked to any decision made by any of the above organisations.

If any of the above organisations are unable to fund you, then you are still responsible for paying your tuition fees directly to the University.

Living costs

We have a package of scholarships and bursaries available to our Rest of UK undergraduate applicants to help with your living costs.

Your student finance organisation will also be able to give advice on the types of financial support you may be eligible for to help cover your living costs. The total support package may consist of a maintenance grant, parental contribution and student loan depending on your own situation. Whilst all three systems in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are similar, the total amounts available might vary slightly.

EU

"My home is NOT in Scotland or the rest of the UK and I am an EU national."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as an EU student. Tuition fees are set each year by the Scottish Government (usually in February) and are shown on each individual course page.

Who will pay my tuition fees?

If you are an EU student and are living outside the UK you can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid, providing you meet their residence conditions. You must apply to SAAS every year to ensure your fees are paid.

The University’s decision on your fee status is not linked to any decision made by SAAS.

If SAAS are unable to fund you, then you are still responsible for paying your tuition fees directly to the University.

Living costs

In general, EU students cannot apply for student loans and general living cost support from SAAS. There have been recent changes to the EU regulations which can be complex and you are advised to contact SAAS for further advice.

Overseas (non-EU)

"My home is NOT in Scotland and I am a national from outside the EU."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as an Overseas student for fee purposes. You will pay the Overseas student tuition fee rates as detailed on each specific course page under Fees and Funding.

We realise that it is difficult for our overseas applicants to commit to an undergraduate degree for three or four years when you do not know how much the tuition fee will be after your first year.

We review tuition fees annually and these may rise by no more than 3% each year. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine and BDS Dentistry programmes which charge a higher fee for the clinical years of the programme.

Who will pay my tuition fees?

Overseas students are not eligible to apply for UK student bursaries and loans. Therefore we have a range of scholarships for overseas applicants which will reduce the total tuition fee you have to pay. You can find out more about what is on offer on our Find Scholarships page.

For fees and funding support and advice for overseas students please visit UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs).

Living costs

Similarly, for living cost support for overseas students please visit UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs).