This page contains all the necessary financial information for UK based students. Please click the links below to find your area of interest. 

Tuition Fees | Payment Methods | Funding Options | Support 

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary depending on where you come from, 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/Ireland - (Includes Channel Islands and Isle of Man)
  • From elsewhere in the world

Tuition fees for a full-time, one-year postgraduate course for a student from the UK can vary greatly depending on the type of course you apply for. Check your 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 some cases, 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 will 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, the total cost is listed on your course’s webpage.

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

Paying Your Fees (UK Students)

If you are funding your degree with your own money or through a funding body, it is likely you will need to make your tuition payments directly to the University.

When paying fees to the University you will choose one of three payment options, these includes:

  • Setting up a payment plan to make payments across the year
  • Paying fees in full
  • Nominating a sponsor to pay your fees

You will need to check the relevant website for your funding body to understand how and when they will make their payment toward your tuition, and make sure you have a plan for how you will make your payments before you start. Most UK students decide to set up a payment plan to spread the cost across the year, but you will need to decide what option suits you best.

Click here to see all the details about your payment options.

If you still cannot find what you're looking for or have any queries about payment, please contact


If you are UK 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 degree programme.

There is usually no requirement for UK students to pay a deposit for other postgraduate courses.

Funding Your Studies

For most UK students, you can apply for government support towards your tuition and living costs from your local funding body, this varies from each funding body and usually takes the form of loans and/or grants. You will need to check with your funding body to check your eligibility and your exact funding options available.

Student loans/grants are usually issued to students across the academic year.

UK Funding bodies

Repayment of student loans

You’ll pay back your loan as a percentage of your income once your salary is high enough. The amount you need to earn to start repaying your loan varies depending on the funding body you borrow from. Your loan repayments will then start to come off your paycheck as you earn, same as an undergraduate loan. If you earn a high enough salary immediately, the payments will start the April after you graduate.

Scholarships & bursaries

In addition to any eligible student loans/grants you may also be eligible to apply for a scholarship or bursary offered by the University. Click here to search the full range of funding options available.

Alumni Discount

Edinburgh Napier University graduates receive a 20% discount on the first year of their postgraduate tuition fees. Click here to see our full policy.

Additional Discounts

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, please contact:

Financial Support

Discretionary Fund

The Discretionary Fund helps students who are in financial difficulty to attend their course. These funds are made available only when you have exhausted all other sources of funding, such as student loans, grants, bursaries, and bank overdrafts. Help is available towards accommodation, general living costs, essential course costs and travel costs. For more information, click here to visit the Discretionary Fund page on MyNapier.

Childcare Fund

There are several sources of funding for childcare depending on an individual student’s circumstances. These include the University Childcare Fund, the University Discretionary Fund, and the Lone Parent Childcare Grant. These can provide help with registered childcare costs to allow eligible students to attend their course. Click here to find more information on the childcare page on MyNapier.

Part-time work

If you want to get part-time work to support your studies, our Graduate Recruitment Team can help to find an opportunity that works for you. You can see what’s out there by clicking this link to explore the MyFuture careers page once you have enrolled.

Further help and advice

The Student Funding Team are always on hand to give advice on any financial concerns you may have. There are drop-in sessions on campus each week, or you can call 0333 900 6040 or email: at any time.

For further information and the times and locations of drop-in sessions, click here to visit the money pages on MyNapier.

Contact us

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