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Tuition fees

You can find tuition fees for each of our taught, on-campus LLM and MSc programmes on the University's degree finder.

LLM and MSc degree fees

Though our programmes do not have any specific additional costs, you should be aware that you may incur other costs related to your studies. These may include books, stationery, trips or other activities. 

Fee status

We charge different rates depending on your fee status, for example 'home' or 'overseas'.

Your tuition fee status is determined by:

  • your nationality
  • the country where you normally live - where you are 'ordinarily resident'

Find out your tuition fee status

Applicants receiving an offer of admission on the following on-campus programmes, either conditional or unconditional, will be asked to pay a deposit of £1,500 within 28 days of the offer to secure their place:

  • LLM in Commercial Law
  • LLM in Innovation, Technology an the Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM in International Economic Law
  • LLM in Law

Please note: If the deposit has not been received by the deadline, the application will be withdrawn without further notice. It is therefore essential that applicants have funding for their deposit in place before applying. The deposit will be offset against the tuition fee payable at the time of matriculation.

The payment details below should only be used to pay your fee deposit. The University’s Income Section will contact you near the time of the start of Semester 1 regarding the payment of the balance of your tuition fees.

To pay your deposit please see below:

ePay Online Payment System

You can pay your tuition fee deposit by credit/debit card (all major cards accepted).

Pay tuition fee deposit

Please contact us if you are unable to make a payment using card on: PGAOdeposits@ed.ac.uk.

Deposit policy

1. Who is required to pay a deposit and how much?

A deposit is required from all applicants to the on-campus programmes listed below who accept an offer of admission, either conditional or unconditional, unless eligible for a deposit waiver, as detailed in point 5 below. The deposit will be offset against the tuition fee payable at the time of matriculation. Current deposit amounts and on-campus programmes that require a deposit payment are listed below:

  • Law General LLM - £1,500
  • Commercial Law - £1,500
  • International Property Law - £1,500
  • International Economic Law - £1,500
  • Innovation, Technology and the Law - £1,500

2. When must the deposit be paid?

The deposit must be received by 28 days after the date of the offer letter. In the case of late applications an earlier deadline may apply. In this case applicants will be informed of the date by which the deposit must be received.

3. How can the deposit be paid?

Payments may be made by most major credit/debit cards using the University's online payment system. Please contact the admissions team at cahss.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk if you cannot make a payment by card and wish to make a payment by BACs instead.

4. Implications of non-payment by due date

If the Admissions team has not received the deposit by the stated deadline, the application will be withdrawn without further notice. It is therefore essential that applicants have funding for their deposit in place before applying. If an applicant is still interested in retaining a place on the programme but has for any reason not been able to pay the deposit by the deadline, the applicant should contact the Admissions team at cahss.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk without delay to discuss the circumstances.

5. Deposit waivers

The deposit may be waived on proof of a scholarship covering full tuition fees having been awarded to the applicant by a recognised body, or proof of full sponsorship from an employer. Holders of partial scholarships must pay the required deposit.

6. Refund policy

  • Applicants requesting a refund for any reason within 14 calendar days after the payment date will be refunded in full.
  • Refund requests received more than 14 days from the payment date will only be considered if the applicant's visa application has been refused, or if the Admissions team has rejected the application due to failure to meet the conditions of offer which have been set. Proof must be provided and should consist of a copy of the official documentation received, for instance from the UKVI for visas, or the relevant language testing centre for English qualifications. Requests should be made at the earliest opportunity.
  • If no attempt has been made to meet the required conditions after the conditional offer was made, the deposit will not be refundable.
  • Applicants whose visa application is rejected due to fraudulent documentation or due to conditions which the applicant could have foreseen will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Applicants deferring their acceptance of an offer will have their deposit retained and automatically allocated to the following year. Applicants may only defer their offer once, and in the event that they decline their deferred offer, the deposit will not be refundable. If an applicant wishes to apply again in a future year and receives an offer, a new deposit will be payable.
  • In the unlikely event that the programme is cancelled, a full refund of the deposit will be made.
    All requests for a refund must be made in writing (by letter or email) to the Admissions Office by 1 October of the intended year of entry.

The university offers a 10% scholarship in postgraduate degree tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh (Please note some programmes are excluded from the Graduate Scholarship Scheme and you should check the list of programmes not covered by this scholarship before applying).

Find out more about the Graduate Scholarship Scheme

The University accepts a range of payment methods and tuition fees can be paid in full or in instalments.

Find out more about how to pay your tuition fees

The University's Scholarships and Student Funding department provide detailed information about the University's tuition fee policy.

Tuition fee policy

Contact us

If you have any questions about tuition fees please don't hesitate to contact us.

pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk