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Tuition Fees in Scotland

Find out more about the tuition fees applicable to different study levels and programmes in Scotland. Compare them with the tuition fees for international students and the rest of the UK.

Feb 6, 2024
Tuition Fees in Scotland

Scotland is unique in that tuition the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) pays the fees for local students. Tuition fees for EU students are effectively covered by SAAS.

International students (non-EU/EEA nationals) pay the same international fees across the whole UK. These fees are higher than those for local and EU students. 

In general, an undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences can range from £10,000 to £17,000, a science or engineering degree from £10,000 to £20,000, and clinical degrees up to £38,000. 

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Fees can fluctuate to even higher levels, and tuition fees for graduate and postgraduate degrees also vary, depending on your institution and program of study. 

While UK tuition costs are higher than elsewhere in the world, remember that undergraduate programmes generally last three years (instead of four) and most master’s programs last one year (instead of two).

If you are a local or EU student, you can find out more about your funding options throughout the UK by visiting the UK Council for International Student Affairs or student finance UK.

Learn more about studying in Scotland:

Scottish Language & Culture

Scotland is a country with a rich heritage. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! 

The Higher Education System in Scotland

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Scotland? A popular study abroad destination given its history and its fascinating culture. Find out more about the education system in Scotland!

Living Costs In Scotland

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Scotland.

Entry Requirements for UK Universities

Learn more about the United Kingdom's national application portal and how it applies in Scotland. This section covers what you'll need to do when applying as an undergraduate and postgraduate.


Don't let international student tuition fees stop you from studying abroad in Scotland. Find out more about some of the scholarships available to international students here! 

Student Visas for the UK

Do you need a visa to enter Scotland to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. Don't worry! We've gathered the information you'll need to make it happen.

Programs in Scotland

Ready to browse higher education courses in Scotland? Use our search engine to find and compare top programs in Scotland today!

Photo of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK by Lynda Hinton on Unsplash.

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