Frequently asked questions

We hope this web page answers any questions you may have about deposits. However, if it does not, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Do you charge an application fee?
No, we do not charge an application fee and we welcome applications from anyone who meets our entry requirements.

What happens to the deposit?
Once we have received your deposit we will send you a receipt confirming you have paid.  The deposit will be deducted from your first tuition fee payment. It therefore acts as an advanced payment of your tuition fees allowing you to spread the cost of your studies.

Why do you ask for a deposit?
The deposit allows us to plan our resources to ensure you receive the best possible support at the start of your studies.  This enables us to give you advanced access to eScript, Edinburgh Law School's virtual learning environment, send any materials you will need in advance of the start of teaching and allows you to choose your courses for the forthcoming semester.

What happens if I don't pay the deposit by the deadline?
If we do not receive your deposit by the deadline your application will be withdrawn without further notice.  We therefore recommend that you have sufficient funding for your deposit when applying.

Can I get my deposit back if I don't start on the programme?
Deposits are generally non-refundable.  However, depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a refund.  Please see our deposit guidelines for details of our refund policy.

I have a scholarship. Do I have to pay the deposit?
If you can provide evidence that a recognised body has awarded you a scholarship covering full tuition fees, the deposit may be waived.  If you hold a partial scholarship, you will have to pay the deposit.

My tuition fees are being paid by my employer.  Do I need to pay the deposit?
Yes.  Whether your employer (or other sponsor) is fully or partly funding your studies, you will need to pay the deposit.

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