International Fees and Refund Policy
Financial considerations are one of the most important issues when considering studying abroad. As well as the international tuition fees, you will need to factor in the cost of living in the United Kingdom during your studies.

Tuition fees for January 2020
Course start date: 20 January 2020

Tuition fees for Academic Year 2020/21
Course start date: 24 August 2020

English Language​​
£6,000 (full year)
£3,300 (1 semester)
General English as a foreign languageA range of courses are available depending on qualifications
Academic English
(NQ ESOL for Study Level 6)
Preparing you for necessary language skills to study in Higher Education
Introductory & Access Courses
(SCQF level 6)

HNC – Higher National Certificate
(SCQF level 7)
See course options on our website.
£7,200 (full year)
£3,600 (1 semester)
​Progression to HNC is dependent on a
a good pass at Introductory / Access level.

​HNC – Higher National Certificate
(SCQF level 7)

HND – Higher National Diploma
(SCQF level 8)

See course options on our website.

​Progression to HND is dependent on successful completion of the HNC. You can also progress to Year 1 or 2 of a university degree 

HND – Higher National Diploma year 2 (SCQF level 8) 


See course options on our website.
​You can progress to Year 2 or 3 of a related university degree 

*Please note that advertised fees are subject to change and cover tuition only.  These do not include additional costs (eg. accommodation, course materials)

Home or International Fees Status

Like other publicly funded Scottish Colleges, Edinburgh College has different levels of course fees for students whose status is ‘home’ or ‘international’. Whether you are a ‘home’ or ‘international’ student for tuition fees purposes depends on whether you meet certain residency and immigration status criteria as set out in relevant legislation and policy guidance. To help you find out whether you are eligible for ‘home student’ fees status or whether you are an international fee-paying student, you can use the College’s Funding Tool.

If your circumstances are complex or you would like to know your Fees Status before applying for a course at Edinburgh College, please contact the International Team: or complete the following Fees Status Questionnaire which you can return with the supporting evidence requested. The International Team will then advise you of your fees status for the course you wish to apply for.

For further information about Fees Status in Scotland, you can also visit the UKCISA website (UK Council for International Student Affairs).

For students needing visas to study at Edinburgh College, UK Visas and Immigration require proof of maintenance to cover all living expenses. There are specific immigration rules and guidance about finances depending on your study visa type. Please see further detailed information on our Student Visas page.

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