Students from Scotland

If you live in Scotland and meet the eligibility requirements to be considered 'Scottish-domiciled', your fees will normally be paid for by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

SAAS funding

You must apply each year to SAAS to ensure your fees are paid. You should apply to SAAS as soon as possible to make sure you have proof that your fees will be paid for you before you start your course.

If you don't have this proof of funding on the date of enrolment, you will need to pay your fees yourself through a payment plan until you have received a letter from your funding body confirming it will pay your fees for you.

Fee status

If you’re unsure whether you're a Scottish-domiciled student, fill out our tuition fee classification questionnaire and we will determine your fee status.

You can also contact our admissions team on or call 0333 900 6040.

UKCISA also provides independent advice on fees and fee status.


Check SAAS' eligibility rules if you're not sure whether you're eligible for funding.

Paying your fees

Students who are paying their own fees will pay directly to Edinburgh Napier University. Payment, or a payment plan, must be completed before starting your studies.

If you are taking 60 credits or more over an academic year, you can set up a payment plan to pay your fees over a period of time. If you study less than 60 credits you must pay in full.

Tuition fees are subject to change and there may be an annual increase in the cost of tuition fees while you’re studying at Edinburgh Napier.

Financial support

You may be eligible for financial support including loans, grants and bursaries.


You may be eligible to get some help with the cost of studying here by applying to one of our scholarships.

Living costs

If you're living away from home for the first time, you may be wondering how you'll pay for your studies and general living costs.

Living costs will vary depending on individual budgets and lifestyles. We recommend you try and create a monthly budget to work out how much money you'll need, particularly taking into consideration student loans.

The Edinburgh Napier Students' Association has produced a handy Student Survival Guide which includes a breakdown of prices to show an example of monthly budgeting.

Students will often undertake work placements or part-time work opportunities to support themselves while they study. You can find out more information about such opportunities via our careers team.

Help and advice

For help and advice on fees and funding call 0333 900 6040 or contact:

ENSA Advice

If you need help with any aspect of managing your money, such as budgeting advice and debt counselling, ENSA Advice at Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association can help you.