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.

Tuition fees

Different fee levels apply depending on which course you’re studying. To find out the exact fee for your course, visit the relevant course listing and view the Fees option. There you'll see the fees for European Union students.

If you’re eligible, the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) will pay your fees directly to Edinburgh Napier. You must apply each year to SAAS to ensure your fees are paid. For more detailed information and to check your eligibility visit the SAAS website.

You should apply to SAAS as soon as possible, as if you do not have proof of funding on the date of enrolment you will need to pay your fees yourself until you have received an award letter from your funding body.

Fee status

If you’re unsure whether you're a European Union 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 +44 (0)333 900 6040.

UKCISA also provide independent advice on fees and fee status.

Nursing and Midwifery students

The course fee for pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses is paid by the Scottish Government for all eligible EU students.

Eligibility is based on your course, previous funding and residency. Visit SAAS for further information including eligibility criteria.

Financial support

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


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

Living costs

Edinburgh is one of the most exciting cities in the UK to both live and study.

Whether moving to Edinburgh for the first time, or moving out from home, you may be wondering about how to 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 have advice and resources on what life is really like at Edinburgh Napier.

Students will often undertake work placements or part-time work opportunities to support their studies and lifestyle. You can find out more information about such opportunities via our careers team.

International student calculator

This online tool can help you plan your budget and work out how your funding compares with the cost of travelling to and living in Edinburgh.

Costs of living in the UK

Help and advice

For help and advice on fees and funding call +44 (0)333 900 6040 or contact:

ENSA Advice

ENSA Advice at Edinburgh Napier Students Association can help you with accessing money advice (budgeting and tips) and accessing essentials if you are in need. Please note that ENSA advice cannot help with university fees payment.