Fees and Funding

Our information on MSc Taught degree fees, living costs, and financial assistance should give you a good idea of how much studying at Edinburgh will cost.


The School of Engineering and the University of Edinburgh offer many scholarships and bursaries. These range from course specific funding options, to general MSc scholarships. You can visit the University's scholarships website to find out more.

The School of Engineering also has several courses which are eligible for the Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) which is a loan system for Scottish/EU students. For more information and to find out about eligibility visit our Postgraduate Loans webpage. The Scholarship and Student Funding website also has an excellent search tool, to help you find funding available to you.

Fees and Living Expenses

Certain fees must be paid in full by each postgraduate student at the beginning of each academic session in September and each student is responsible for buying their own personal protective equipment (PPE). The costs of PPE can range from £3 to £70, depending on the course being taken. More information about fees can be found on the degree pages themselves.

In terms of living expenses, you do not need to provide evidence of funding, however, you should be aware that, in applying for admission, you will be taking on a major commitment in terms of both time and money. The University recommends approximately £150 per week if living in University self-catered accommodation and £180 per week if in University catered halls (these figures include rent, lunches and personal expenditure). The University of Edinburgh's Fees and Finance section has more information available about fees and living expenses which you should take a moment to read over.

A male student receiving advice from a female member of staff in the Finance Office
Advice from the Finance Office
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Student at the University of Edinburgh