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Course Fees Explained

Course fees apply for all courses at Edinburgh College and vary depending on the type of course you are applying for.

All course fees are payable in advance unless you have applied for and have been granted funding by another source. Course fees are non-refundable except in exceptional circumstances. Funding options vary depending on the level of course you study, and whether you study full-time or part-time.

If you are not eligible for funding, a fee will apply. For SQA courses, fees are the same for each level of course. Therefore, there is a set charge for each unit, Higher, NC/NQ and HNC/D level course.

Fees for International students can be found on the International Fees and living costs page.

Course fees

The standard course fees for 2024/25, These fees apply to UK students and EU/EEA/Swiss nationals with settled/pre-settled status (residency conditions apply).

Full-time courses Fees


(Higher National Certificate/Diploma) 



(Access and Introductory courses)

Degree £1820

NQ Higher

(Day or evening)



(Single credit, an SQA can be 1 - 3 credits)


SQA half credit



(Without tuition)



(With tuition)


Fees for non-SQA courses vary according to the course. You can find this information on the particular course entry.

If you are studying a part-time course, you may be able to apply for exemption from tuition fees. You will need to meet certain criteria, generally, this will be if you or your family are in receipt of certain benefits.

ESOL Collegebased

ESOL Course Fess

While some ESOL courses are bursary funded you may need to pay for your course. You will also be expected to buy the course materials as specified by your tutor.


ESOL Course Fees
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Try our funding tool

To assist you in finding out whether your course fees will be covered and what financial support you may be able to apply for, please use our funding tool. 

Use the Funding Tool
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Funding Evidence

You may be required to provide certain evidence to prove your eligibility. This evidence may also need to be provided as a specific document and sent clearly in order to be verified.

Funding Evidence