Your tuition fee status will depend on your original country of residence and whether you are from the European Union, the Rest of the UK or are an International student from anywhere else.
International Students from outside the European Union
As an international student, you will need to pay tuition fees for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Tuition fees vary depending on the institution you want to attend and the course you want to study. Your institution will provide you with information on how and when to pay your tuition fees.
Undergraduate Students from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (Rest of UK)
If your ordinary residence is in England, Wales or Northern Ireland (often referred to as the Rest of UK) you will be required to pay an annual tuition fee set by the institution you are applying to. These fees vary depending on the institution you want to attend and the course you want to study.
Students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales studying in Scotland are able to apply for living cost grants and student loans from their home funding body, and will receive the same level of funding from these sources as they would if studying away from home in their home country.
Many universities in Scotland offer scholarships and bursaries to assist with the cost of tuition fees or living costs. To find out what tuition fees you might need to pay, and what scholarships and bursaries may be available, visit the website of the institution you want to apply to.
Undergraduate Students from Scotland and the European Union
For the year 2020/2021, there are no direct course fees for undergraduate students from Scotland and the European Union, with tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This applies for the full duration of the course, even if it finishes after 31 December 2020.
European Union students who start a new course in academic year 2021-22 will pay international student fees. Each university will set its own fees for European Union students, please visit the university website for specific details.
If you have any questions, find out more on the Study UK pages below which include EU student advice.
Postgraduate Students from Scotland, the Rest of UK and the European Union
Postgraduate students from Scotland and the Rest of UK will need to pay a tuition fee, which is set by the individual institution. To find out what tuition fees you might need to pay visit the website of the institution you want to apply to.
Tuition fees for postgraduate students from the European Union will change to international fees starting in academic year 2021-2022. To find out more check with the institution you are interested in applying to.
Fees and funding in the UK after EU exit
The UK has left the EU. The UK Government website provides advice on how the EU exit will affect EU students studying or planning to study in the UK, the Erasmus programme as well as other relevant information. There are also helpful FAQs and reference pages provided by Universities UK International, Study UK and UKCISA, all are updated regularly with the latest information.