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, your programme of study and whether this is full-time, part-time or online study. 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 can vary greatly depending on the course. Check the course page for exact fee information. 

We will automatically assess your tuition fee status based on the information you give us during the application process. In most cases this is clear but for some applicants, to help us assess what you should pay, we may ask you to complete a tuition fee assessment form.

Part-time study

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. 


If you are UK or EU applicant and hold and offer for MSc Occupational Therapy or MSc 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.

Making your deposit payment

Option 1: pay online

We accept payment by 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. We also have a range of options available to those who would like to pay in their own currency.

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

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

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

By direct transfer of funds: Use the following details to make a funds transfer through your bank. You must include your student number and your full surname as they payment reference or we may not be able to match your payment to your account. 

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

Payment reference: 12345678SURNAME

Once you have made the transfer, please email to notify us of the payment. You should include you applicant number, your full name, the payment tracking/identification number, the date payment was made and if possible, a copy of the payment confirmation.

Option 3: nominate a sponsor to pay your deposit and 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. We will then waive your deposit.

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.

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. 

Deposit refund policy

The tuition fee deposit is only refundable if you are unable to take up your place of study with us for the following reasons:

  • You are unable to secure a student visa in time for the start of the programme through no fault of your own
  • You do not meet your academic or English language conditions in time to apply for your visa and can provide evidence to demonstrate this
  • You change your mind about studying at Edinburgh Napier University within 14 days of making the deposit payment

Deposit refunds will only be made to the bank account originally used to make the 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. 


Edinburgh Napier University graduates receive a 20% 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

Living costs and other expenses 

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.

Living costs for international students

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 £1,023 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.

Brexit latest - advice for students

The UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU) in 2016. The Scottish Government confirmed that EU domiciled students who start their studies in academic year 2020/21 will be subject to existing funding arrangements for the duration of their studies. From August 2021, different funding arrangements will be in place. Keep checking back for the latest guidance.

Funding your postgraduate study

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

Contact us

Contact our advisers on 0333 900 6040 or use our online enquiry form