Fees & Funding

Find out what funding options are available to help you pay for tuition and living expenses

Study

Tuition fees

 

At Edinburgh Napier, different fee levels apply depending on which course you are studying. To find out the exact fee for your course, please visit the relevant course listing and view the Fees option. There you'll see the fees for Home / EU students, students from the rest of the UK, and for overseas students. If you're unsure whether you're a Home / EU or Overseas student, check our fee classification page for more information.

Watch this short video produced by Roehampton University that explains all you need to know about tuition fees.

All fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase in subsequent years, at least in line with inflation.
 
We offer a 10% discount to our alumni on the cost of a taught postgraduate degree course. Check out our Funding database for more details.
 

Undergraduate fees example

Full-time study

 

The fee that you will see on your course page, see the image above to locate the fees tab, are per annum.

Part-time study

 

Your course page will state if the fee is per 20-credit module or per annum. The number of modules that you will study depends on the award that you wish to achieve:

Exit Award credits to achieve award number of modules to get credits
Undergraduate
Graduate Certificate (Grad Cert) 60 credits 3 modules
Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) / Graduate Diploma (Grad Dip)/ Higher National Diploma (HND) 120 credits 6 modules
Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE) 240 credits 12 modules
Degree (BA, BSc, BEng, LLB) 360 credits 18 modules
Honours Degree 480 credits 24 modules
Postgraduate
Postgraduate 60 credits 3 modules
Postgraduate Diploma 120 credits 6 modules
Masters Degree (MA, MSc, MDes, LLM, MBA) 180 credits 6 modules + dissertation worth 60 credits

 

Some part time courses give modular exemptions for previous study and vocational experience - advice is available during application.

Research degrees

 

Tuition fees are payable annually in advance. Before coming to the University you should make sure that you have the means to pay the fees or have made the necessary arrangements with a Research Council or other sponsor.

The fees listed in the table below are for academic year 2013/14.

Home/EU Overseas
All Class Laboratory
Full time £4,100 £10,520 £12,070
Part time £2,050 £5,260 £6,030
By publication £1,025 £2,630 £3,015
Writing up £115 £115 £115

*Please note: the fees above do not apply to DBA students. For information about DBA fees, contact the programme leader Dr Janice McMillan.

Coming from England, Northern Ireland & Wales


From September 2012, UK students from outside Scotland starting undergraduate courses were asked to pay higher fees than previously at all Scottish universities, in line with changes in England and Wales.

At Edinburgh Napier for September 2014 you will pay tuition fees of £6,630 per year - a total of £26,520 if you study for four years. This is the equivalent of paying £8,840 per year for a three-year degree in England or Wales. Or if you meet the criteria to join us in second year (or choose to leave after three years with an ordinary degree) you will pay only £19,890 in total.

For students commencing their studies in September 2015, students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales will be liable to pay tuition fees of £9000pa. However, currently students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland pay tuition fees during each year of their studies, whereas new entrants from September 2015 will be exempt from paying their tuition fees for one year of their studies, meaning the amount payable to the University will be broadly similar. Students on a four year Honours degree will only pay the fee for three out of the four years of their course, while a student on a five year MEng course will pay the fees for four out of the five years.
 
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 (outside London) in their home country.
 
In addition, Edinburgh Napier University will also offer entrants from England, Northern Ireland and Wales the opportunity to apply for Scholarships to support their living costs. Find out more about Rest of UK (RUK) funding.
 

To avoid any funding issues with students progressing from HND to advanced entry at Edinburgh Napier (e.g. 2nd or 3rd year), we encourage you to contact you funding authority as soon as possible to ensure that your loan details are updated

More info about funding for English students is available at Directgov, or this handy calculator from Money Saving Expert will help you work out how quickly you could repay your loan.

Information for Northern Irish students can be found at Student Finance NI, and for Welsh students at Student Finance Wales

Note: For postgraduate fees please see the relevant course page.  

Paying your fees

 

The University requires confirmation of arrangements to pay tuition fees prior to or at matriculation.
 
If you are domiciled in the UK or EU you can apply to have your tuition fees paid for you. At Edinburgh Napier we offer a range of bursaries and other funding, including income-based bursaries for students from the rest of the UK.
 
If you experience any difficulties with paying your fees, please speak to us as soon as possible for advice and assistance.
 

How to pay for full-time courses

 

Option 1: Pay in full

Students who are paying their own fees, or being funded by a sponsor not detailed on the Funding page, will pay their fees directly to the University. If you are studying 40 credits or less per trimester then payment must be made in full.

We accept payment by cash, cheque, direct fund transfer, and by credit or debit card (we accept Visa, Visa debit, Visa electron and Mastercard) on our ePay secure payment site.

Please ensure payment is made before matriculation.

By direct transfer of funds:

Please use the following details to make a funds transfer through your bank.

​Bank name: ​Royal Bank of Scotland
​Bank address: ​206 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DF, Scotland, UK
​Account name: ​Napier University
​IBAN: ​GB11RBOS83182500261075
​IBAN / BIC / SWIFT code: ​RBOSGB2L
​Account number: ​00261075
​Sort code: ​831825

Online:

We accept Visa, Visa debit, Visa electron and Mastercard online at our secure ePay site.  

By post:

Send your cheque, in pounds sterling, made payable to "Edinburgh Napier University (Fees)" with your matriculation number clearly printed on the back to:

Finance Services, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN, Scotland.

By phone:

Call the Cash Office on +44 (0) 131 455 6240 / 6343 / 6005.

Option 2: Set up a payment plan

Students who are paying their own fees, or being funded by a sponsor not detailed on the Funding page, will pay their fees directly to the University.

You can set up a payment plan prior to or at matriculation using our secure ePay site.

Payment plan options for students starting in September are:

  1. 50% at enrolment and the balance in January
  2. Three payments in October, January and March
  3. Six monthly payments from October until March

 

Payment plan options for students starting in January are: 
 
  1. 50% at enrolment and the balance in May
  2. Three payments in February, May and July
  3. Six monthly payments from February until July

 

Option 3: Nominate a sponsor to pay your fees
 
If your fees are being paid for you by a sponsor (including a government award body) you must provide evidence of sponsorship or award at matriculation so that an invoice can be issued to the named person or organisation.
 
If you are being sponsored for more than one academic year this information will need to be updated at the start of each new academic year.

If your sponsor withdraws financial support or fails to pay all or any part of your fees you remain liable and will have to pay any amount outstanding to the University.
 

How to pay for part-time courses

 
Modular Billed courses
 
Modular billed students will be invoiced per trimester. Payments can be made in full each trimester, or by payment plan if you are studying more than 40 credits per trimester.
 
You can set up a payment plan prior to or at matriculation using our secure ePay site or by calling Finance on +44 (0)131 455 6120.
 
Payment plan options for students starting in September are:
 
  1. 50% at enrolment and the balance in January
  2. Three payments in October, January and March
  3. Six monthly payments from October until March
 
Payment plan options for students starting in January are: 
 
  1. 50% at enrolment and the balance in May
  2. Three payments in February, May and July
  3. Six monthly payments from February until July

Structured programmes
 
Students on a structured programme of study can pay in full or alternatively set up a payment plan over 6 instalments on our secure ePay site or by calling Finance on +44 (0)131 455 6120.
 

International students

 
Please see further terms and conditions which relate to international students on our international fees page.

 

Next steps

 

If you have any questions about fees, your fee status or paying your fees please contact fees@napier.ac.uk or call 0131 455 6120.

Find out more about our funding to help you pay your fees.