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International Tuition Fees and Living Costs

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.  

International applicants must pay the full tuition fee for their course before they can be issued an unconditional offer.  

All international tuition fees include access to

  • student support services
  • campus facilities including library, computers, and WiFi
  • course certification
  • international student induction
  • access to the College’s online learning platform and self-study resources

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees – Access and Higher Education courses 2024/25

Course Duration and Fee
Introductory & Access Courses (SCQF level 6) 

1 Semester: £3,950  

1 Year: £7,900 

HNC - Higher National Certificate (SCQF level 7) 

1 Year: £8,400

Fast-track 1 semester: £5,70

HND – Higher National Diploma (SCQF level 8)  2 Years: £8,400 per year 
UAL Foundation Art & Design Diploma (SCQF level 6)  1 Year: £8,400 
UAL Foundation Art & Design Diploma (SCQF level 6) with IELTS Preparation  1 Year: £9,800 

Please note that advertised fees are subject to change and cover tuition only. Tuition fees for Access and Higher Education courses do not include additional costs (e.g. course materials). 

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How to apply for International Courses

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to apply for our international courses.

How to Apply for International Courses

Summer School and International English Language courses 2024/25

Course options

  • General English (15 hours per week) 
  • Intensive English (20 hours per week) 
  • English Plus (20 hours per week) – not available during Summer School 

Packages

  • Term-Time (10-12 weeks) 
  • Semester (24 weeks) 
  • Full Year (44 weeks) 
  • Summer School (2-8 weeks) 
Package Options What's Included
Course only

15 hours General English classes per week 

Course and Accommodation Package 

15 hours General English classes per week  

Homestay accommodation (single room, half-board)* 

Airport transfer (arrival only)  

Full Package 

15 hours General English classes per week  

Homestay accommodation (single room, half-board)* 

Airport transfer (arrival and departure)  

Travel pass  

Weekday lunches  

Intensive English Upgrade 

+5 hours of Intensive English classes per week  

English Plus Upgrade 

+5 hours of English Plus workshops per week  

Social programme add-on 

(only available during Summer School in July – August) 

3 x afternoon / evening activities in Edinburgh (per week) 

1 x full day excursion (per week) 

*For Full Year packages, 8-weeks homestay is provided as part of the package price. Students can choose to extend their homestay booking or can choose to find other accommodation for the remainder of their course. 

Term-time Packages (10-12 weeks)

  • Winter Term – 15 January – 22 March 2024 (10 weeks) 
  • Spring Term – 8 April – 28 June 2024 (12 weeks) 
  • Autumn Term – 23 September – 13 December 2024 (12 weeks) 

 

Package

 

Winter Term

Spring Term

Autumn Term

Course only

£2200  

£2640  

£2640  

Course and Accommodation Package 

£4265

£5105 

£5105 

Full Package 

£4820 

£5764 

£5764

Intensive English Upgrade

£600 

£720 

£720

English Plus Upgrade 

£600

£720 

£720

Semester Packages (24 weeks) 

  • January Semester – 15 January – 28 June 2024 (24 weeks) 
  • April Semester – 8 April – 20 September 2024 (24 weeks) 
  • July Semester – 1 July – 13 December 2024 (24 weeks) 
Package Price
Course Only £4920 
Course and Accommodation Package £9785
Full Package £11,068 
Intensive English Upgrade £1440 
English Plus Upgrade*  £1440

*Please note English Plus workshops are not available during the Summer School period (1 July – 24 August). All Upgrade students will join Intensive English classes during the Summer School period. 

Full Year Package 

Our full-year packages run for 44 weeks plus 4 weeks holiday with various start dates. 

  • January Full Year - 15 January 2024 to 13 December 2024 
  • April Full Year - 8 April 2024 to 7 March 2025  
  • July Full Year - 1 July 2024 to 30 May 2025  
  • September Full Year - 23 September 2024 to 22 August 2025 
Package Price
Course only

£8800  

Course and Accommodation Package* 

£10,465

Full Package*

£12,630

Intensive English Upgrade

£2640

Social and Cultural Programme add-on* * £640 

*For Full Year packages, 8-weeks homestay is provided as part of the package price. Students can choose to extend their homestay booking or can choose to find other accommodation for the remainder of their course. 

**Social Programme add-on runs for 8 weeks during the Summer School period 1 July – 24 August 2024. 

Summer School

  • Summer School runs from 1 July – 24 August 2024 
  • Start dates available every Monday  1 July – 12 August 2024
  • Summer School can be booked for 2-8 weeks
Package 2 weeks 4 weeks 8 weeks
Course only  £480  £960  £1,920 
Course and Accommodation Package  £995 £1925  £3785 
Full Package  £1,144  £2,168 £4,236 
Intensive English Upgrade  £120  £240  £480 
Social Programme add-on £160 £320 £640

Early Bird Discounts 

10% early bird discount on all course fees when you book and pay deposit for one of our packages before: 

  • 30 November 2023 for courses starting on 15 January 2024 
  • 1 February 2024 for courses starting on 8 April 2024 
  • 1 March 2024 for courses starting on 1 July 2024 and all Summer School packages 
  • 1 July 2024 for courses starting on 23 September 2024 

Groups and Schools Packages (1- 44 weeks) 

Packages available for groups and schools for 1 – 44 weeks. Book for a minimum 12 people, with 1 free Group Leader included.

Please contact us for further information about Group and Schools packages.

Additional Service Fees 

Homestay Accommodation

Edinburgh College offers homestay accommodation for our international students. Students have the option to choose half board (breakfast and dinner included) or self-catering. There is an additional £25 per week fee for students staying in homestay over Summer (July/August) and the 3-week Christmas period.   

Accommodation  Price per week
Homestay Accommodation (Half-board) Single Room  £200  
Homestay Accommodation (Half-board) Shared Room  £170  
Homestay Accommodation (Self-catering) Single Room  £170  
Homestay Christmas & Summer School Supplement  £25  

Airport Transfers and Local Transport 

Our International Team can arrange airport transfers and local transport passes for our international students. Local transport passes include travel on Edinburgh buses and trams. 

Service  Price 
Airport Transfer – Arrival  £65 (one-off) 
Airport Transfer – Departure  £35 (one-off) 
Edinburgh Travel Pass (1-3 weeks)  £22 per week 
Edinburgh Travel Pass (4 weeks – 36 weeks)  £17 per week 
Edinburgh Travel Pass (36 weeks+)  £590 (one-off) 

 

Living Costs  

As well as the international tuition fees, you will need to factor in the cost of living in the United Kingdom during your studies.  

When preparing a budget for studying at Edinburgh College it is important to understand what your expected costs will be and what you should have enough money to pay for. You should research and consider costs such as rent, bills, insurance, and meals as well as spending money for clothing, eating out and activities.  

For Student Visa holders, the recommended UK Visa and Immigration maintenance amount is £1,023 per month for 9 months (£9,207 total) for full-time courses. 

Free Support Services for International students 

All international students can access our free Support Services listed below.  

  • Accommodation advice & homestay placements 
  • Application, admissions & visa support 
  • College & course induction 
  • Edinburgh College Student’s Association 
  • On-campus library and IT facilities 
  • International student support 
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How to apply for an English Language Course

If you have any questions or need help with your application, please email summerschool@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Before you come to study with us, there are a few things to ensure you have checked and completed, find out more about our fees and immigration information.

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