Tuition fees

Information on your tuition fees and other costs you might need to cover while studying.

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Tuition fees 

Tuition fees are calculated based on your nationality, where you currently live, what and how you are studying. In Scotland, you will be classed as one of the following: 

  • from the UK and European Union
  • from elsewhere in the world

Tuition fees for a full-time, one-year postgraduate course for a student from the UK or EU start at £6,085, but can vary greatly. Check the course page for exact fee information. 

To help us assess what you should pay, we may ask you to complete a tuition fee assessment form and return it to

If you're an international student...

Tuition fees for a full-time, one-year postgraduate course for a student from the UK or EU start at £14,062, but can vary greatly. You can find information about how we determine your fee status at the UK Council for International Student Affairs.

Part-time courses 

If you study part-time, you’ll pay per module. Most modules are 20 credits, and the number of modules you take will vary depending on the qualification you are working towards. To calculate the cost of your course, see the table below for an idea of how many credits you might need.

Masters (MA)  6 x 20 credit taught modules,
plus 1 x 60 credit dissertation module 
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)  3 x 20 credit taught modules
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)  6 x 20 credit taught modules 

The cost of a 20 credit module starts at £922. Exact costs will be available on your course’s page on our website. 

If you're an international student...

Please note that international students on a Tier 4 visa are not able to study part-time. 

Other costs 

You may incur other costs as a part of your studies. For example, you may need to pay for trips or visits related to your course, books and/or equipment, such as lab coats. If you need to resit any of your exams, there may be a charge. Information on any additional costs will be available on your course page

If you're an international student...

Living costs 

You'll need enough money to pay for your fees and living costs while studying in Edinburgh. The living costs requirement for international students is set by UK Visas and Immigration. For Edinburgh it's £1,050 per month. For more information on visas and immigration, click here.

Living costs will vary depending on individual budgets and lifestyles. We recommend you try and create a monthly budget to keep track of your spending.

The Edinburgh Napier Students' Association has produced a handy Advice Booklet which includes a breakdown of prices to show an example of monthly budgeting and advice on employment should you wish to take on part-time work. If you are on a Tier 4 visa, you will normally be permitted to work during your studies for 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time hours during official University holidays.


Edinburgh Napier University graduates receive a 10% discount on postgraduate tuition fees.

If you are paying your own tuition, and your fees are above £6,500 a year, you are eligible for a £500 discount if you pay the full amount 30 days before you matriculate. For more information, email


If you're studying Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy, you will need to pay a £200 deposit to secure your place on the programme. 

If you're an international student...

If you’re an international student and your total fees are over £6,500, you will need to pay a £3,500 deposit once you have accepted your offer to study with us to secure your place on your course. When you are paying your deposit, make sure you keep a record. We do not provide a receipt when we receive your deposit. Once we have received your payment, we will then send you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies letter, which you will need to start your visa application. 

This deposit is only refundable in the event that you are unable to secure a student visa for study with us, or if you change your mind within 14 days of making your deposit payment. 

You may be exempt from paying the tuition fee deposit if you are using certain specific government loans or are being sponsored to study. Contact the International Team for more details at

Brexit latest - advice for students

The UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union in 2016. Current EU students' immigration status and associated fee status have not changed as a result of the vote. The Scottish Government has confirmed that for EU domiciled students who will commence their studies in Scotland in academic year 2020/21, existing funding arrangements will apply.

Funding your postgraduate study

Find out which options are available to you and how to get organised.

Contact us

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