Undergraduate Tuition Fees

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Like other Scottish Higher Education institutions, we charge different fees depending on your fee status. The following information is provided to help you consider your likely fee status and therefore the fee level for your course. The university makes an assessment of fee status based on the information provided on your application form and during the application process, pending confirmation (if appropriate) from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) or other student funding bodies.

Scotland domiciled students - UK nationals and those with the right of residence in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK content

Scotland domiciled students - UK nationals and those with the right of residence in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK

Scotland domiciled students - UK nationals and those with the right of residence in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK

  • If you have been resident in the UK for the last three years, and
  • You are normally resident in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland.

You will most likely be classified as SC - Scotland domiciled student for fee purposes and the following fees will apply for undergraduate courses (degree, HNC, HND):

Degrees: BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)2020-212021-22*
Full-time per year (120 credits) £1,820 £1,820
Part-time (per 20 credit module) £215 £215
Higher National Awards: HNC, HND2020-212021-22*
Full-time per year (15 HN credits) £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per single HN credit) £86 £86

*Fees to be confirmed by Scottish Government.

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

In most cases, Scotland domiciled fee status students have their fees paid for them by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and may be eligible for living cost support.

There are a number of other funding options available to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

Application for settled status is open to EU/EEA and Swiss nationals living in the UK by 31 December 2020, who have been in the UK for at least five years, settlement must be secured by June 2021.

Republic of Ireland nationals: due to the Common Travel Area agreement, Irish nationals who meet the required residency requirements (with or without settled status) will be eligible for the Scotland domiciled fee rate.

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals, starting from 2021-22 academic year onwards, with pre-settled status in the UK content

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals, starting from 2021-22 academic year onwards, with pre-settled status in the UK

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals, starting from 2021-22 academic year onwards, with pre-settled status in the UK

  • If you are an EU national or family member of an EU national Or
  • You are a national or family member of a national of an EEA country or Switzerland who meets the criteria for a migrant worker or self-employed in the UK And
  • You have been resident in a UK, EEA or EU country or Switzerland for the last three years And
  • Are commencing study from 2021-22 with pre-settled status to remain in the UK and a term-time address in Scotland.

You will most likely be classified as SCEU - Scotland domiciled student for fee purposes and the following fees will apply for undergraduate courses (degree, HNC, HND):

Degrees: BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (120 credits) £1,820 £1,820
Part-time (per 20 credit module) £215 £215
Higher National Awards: HNC, HND2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (15 HN credits) £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per single HN credit) £86 £86

Eligible EU students, with pre-settled status, will usually have their fees paid by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), however they are not be able to apply for living cost support. If you are unsure of your eligibility you should contact SAAS directly. Application for pre-settlement status is open to EU/EEA and Swiss nationals living in the UK by 31 December 2020, who have been in the UK for less than five years, settlement must be secured by June 2021.

EU nationals, starting from academic year 2021-22 onwards, who do not have settled or pre-settled status in the UK. EEA/Swiss nationals who do not have settled status in the UK or do not meet the criteria as migrant workers/self-employed in the UK with pre-settled status content

EU nationals, starting from academic year 2021-22 onwards, who do not have settled or pre-settled status in the UK. EEA/Swiss nationals who do not have settled status in the UK or do not meet the criteria as migrant workers/self-employed in the UK with pre-settled status

EU nationals, starting from academic year 2021-22 onwards, who do not have settled or pre-settled status in the UK. EEA/Swiss nationals who do not have settled status in the UK or do not meet the criteria as migrant workers/self-employed in the UK with pre-settled status

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Scottish Government has confirmed that EU/EEA and Swiss nationals starting their study in Scotland from academic year 2021-22, who do not have settled status will be considered as international for fee purposes. For 2021-22, students studying on campus, who have spent the previous three years living in the EU/EEA or Switzerland, will get an automatic scholarship for each degree year and, for honours degree students, the 4th year of study will be free for those studying full-time, on continuous study, who have paid for the previous three years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Qualification2021-22With scholarship
BA, BA(Hons) - full-time per year (120 credits) £12,360 £9,360*
BSc, BEng, BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons) - full-time per year (120 credits) £13,620 £9,620*
Higher National Awards (HNC/HND) - full-time per year (15 HN credits) £7,230  

*for a consecutive four-year full-time degree, you will only pay for three years, the fourth year is free. This includes degree courses that comprise Higher National awards as the first or first and second years.

Students will also be subject to immigration rules similar to other non-UK nationals and therefore are required to apply for a visa for entry to the UK. You will be classified as an INTEU International On-campus Student for fee status purposes.

Rest of the UK (RUK) students content

Rest of the UK (RUK) students

Rest of the UK (RUK) students

  • If you are a UK national or have the right of residence in the UK and
  • You have been resident in the UK for the last three years, and
  • You are normally domiciled in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or a British overseas territory, and
  • Are coming to Scotland for the purposes of study (with a term-time address in Scotland).

You will most likely be classified as RUK - Rest of the UK Student for fee purposes and the following fees will apply for undergraduate courses (degree, HNC, HND):

Qualification2020-21*2021-22*
BA, BA (Hons) - full-time per year (120 credits) £9,000 £9,000
BSc, BEng, BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons) - full-time per year (120 credits) £9,000 £9,000
Higher National Awards (HNC/HND) - full-time per year (15 HN credits) £6,720 £6,915

*for a consecutive four-year full-time degree, you will only pay for three years, the fourth year is free.

There are RUK Bursaries available.

Courses which comprise an HN award as their first and/or second year will be charged at the Higher National Awards level for the first and/or second year and degree level for the second and/or third year (fourth year free).

Part-time fees for RUK students are pro-rata to full-time based on 120-degree credits per year (full-time).

 Arts (BA, BA Hons)Science (BSc, BSc Hons, BEng, BEng Hons)Arts (BA, BA Hons)Science (BSc, BSc Hons, BEng, BEng Hons)
  2020-21 2021-22
Part-time (per 20 credit module) £1,500 £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Part-time (per single HN unit) £448 £448 £461 £461

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

There are a number of funding grants and loans available to UK domiciled students (outside Scotland) through the Student Loans Company (SLC).

Online RUK students content

Online RUK students

Online RUK students

  • If you are a UK national or have the right of residence in the UK and
  • You are normally domiciled in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or a British overseas territory, and
  • Are studying online from your home.

You are likely to be classified as RUKO - Rest of UK Online student for fee purposes and the following fees will apply for undergraduate courses:

Art, humanities, social sciences, business degrees (3 or 4 years)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (120 credits) £6,120 £6,120
Part-time per 20 credit module £1,020 £1,020
Science and technology degrees (3 or 4 years)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (120 credits) £6,120 £6,120
Part-time per 20 credit module £1,020 £1,020

Information for EU nationals studying from their home country who started their studies before 2021-22. The above fee will apply, your status for fee purposes will be EUO - EU online.

International students content

International students

International students

  • If you are a non-UK or EU national and
  • You are normally domiciled in a non-UK or EU country and
  • Are coming to Scotland for the purposes of study (with a term-time address in Scotland).

You will most likely be classified as INT - international on-campus student for fee purposes and the following fees will apply for undergraduate courses (HNC, HND and degrees):

Art, humanities, social sciences, business degrees (3 or 4 years)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (120 credits) £12,000 £12,360
Part-time per 20 credit module £2,000 £2,060
Science and technology degrees (3 or 4 years)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (120 credits) £13,200 £13,620
Part-time per 20 credit module £2,200 £2,270
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (15 HN credits) £7,020 £7,230
Part-time per HN unit £468 £482

International students will need to secure a valid visa to be able to study in the UK.

As an international student you have a variety of funding opportunities available to you. You can contact our international office for advice on what funding you can apply for.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time international undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Online International students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals from 2021-22) content

Online International students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals from 2021-22)

Online International students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals from 2021-22)

  • If you are a non-UK or EU national and
  • You are normally domiciled in a non-UK country and
  • Are studying online from your home country.

You will most likely be classified as INTO - international online student or, for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals as INTEUO EU online students for fee purposes and the following fees will apply for undergraduate courses (HNC, HND and degrees):

Art, humanities, social sciences, business degrees (3 or 4 years)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (120 credits) £6,480 £6,480
Part-time per 20 credit module £1,080 £1,080
Science and technology degrees (3 or 4 years)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year (120 credits) £7,080 £7,080
Part-time per 20 credit module £1,180 £1,180

For information in any funding options available to you, contact our international office.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time international undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Republic of Ireland nationals starting from academic year 2021-22 content

Republic of Ireland nationals starting from academic year 2021-22

Republic of Ireland nationals starting from academic year 2021-22

  • If you are an Irish national or family member of an Irish national living in the UK before the end of 2020 and have been resident in the UK, EEA or Switzerland for 3 years (Irish nationals are not required to have settled status, however family members should apply to the EU settlement scheme) Or
  • You are an Irish national who moved to the UK after 31 December 2020, have been resident in the UK or ROI for three years and are now normally resident in Scotland (ie not just for the purposes of education)

You will most likely be classified as SC - Scotland domiciled student for fee purposes and the following fees will apply for undergraduate courses (degree, HNC, HND):

Degrees: BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)

2020-21

2021-22

Full-time per year (120 credits)

£1,820

£1,820

Part-time (per 20 credit module)

£215

£215

Higher National Awards: HNC, HND

2020-21

2021-22*

Full-time per year (15 HN credits)

£1,285

£1,285

Part-time (per single HN credit)

£86

£86

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

In most cases, Scotland domiciled fee status students have their fees paid for them by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and may be eligible for living cost support.

  • If you are an Irish national who moved to the UK after 31 December 2020, have been resident in the UK or ROI for three years and are now normally resident in the rest of the UK (ie not just for the purposes of education) Or
  • You are an Irish national normally resident in the Republic of Ireland and have been resident in the Common Travel Area of the UK and ROI for three years And
  • Are coming to Scotland for the purposes of study (with a term-time address in Scotland).

You will most likely be classified as RUK - Rest of the UK Student for fee purposes and the following fees will apply for undergraduate courses (degree, HNC, HND):

Qualification

2020-21*

2021-22*

BA, BA (Hons) - full-time per year (120 credits)

£9,000

£9,000

BSc, BEng, BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons) - full-time per year (120 credits)

£9,000

£9,000

Higher National Awards (HNC/HND) - full-time per year (15 HN credits)

£6,720

£6,915

*for a consecutive four-year full-time degree, you will only pay for three years, the fourth year is free.

Courses which comprise an HN award as their first and/or second year will be charged at the Higher National Awards level for the first and/or second year and degree level for the second and/or third year (fourth year free).

Part-time fees for RUK students are pro-rata to full-time based on 120-degree credits per year (full-time).

 

Arts (BA, BA Hons)

Science (BSc, BSc Hons, BEng, BEng Hons)

Arts (BA, BA Hons)

Science (BSc, BSc Hons, BEng, BEng Hons)

 

2020-21

2021-22

Part-time (per 20 credit module)

£1,500

£1,500

£1,500

£1,500

Part-time (per single HN unit)

£448

£448

£461

£461

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

  • If you are an Irish national living elsewhere in the EU (not the Republic of Ireland) moving to study in Scotland

You will most likely be classified as an INTEU International On-campus Student for fee status purposes. For 2021-22, students studying on campus, who have spent the previous three years living in the EU/EEA or Switzerland, will get an automatic scholarship for each degree year and, for honours degree students, the 4th year of study will be free for those studying full-time, on continuous study, who have paid for the previous three years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Qualification

2021-22

With scholarship

BA, BA(Hons) - full-time per year (120 credits)

£12,360

£9,360*

BSc, BEng, BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons) - full-time per year (120 credits)

£13,620

£9,620*

Higher National Awards (HNC/HND) - full-time per year (15 HN credits)

£7,230

 

*for a consecutive four-year full-time degree, you will only pay for three years, the fourth year is free. This includes degree courses that comprise Higher National awards as the first or first and second years.

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Further useful information for prospective students is available from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) on the different classifications of fee status and qualifying conditions.