Scottish-domiciled students

Scottish student studying in Scotland - Eligible Scottish domiciled students studying full-time in Scotland are not required to pay tuition fees if studying for a first degree or equivalent. Contact the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for information on this and what you are required to do to secure the necessary contribution by SAAS.


rUK (Rest of UK) students

Each institution is responsible for setting its own tuition fee rate; you should contact the institution to establish the cost of the course you wish to attend. You will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan to cover these costs from your local funding body.

Find out more about your local funding body on the UK Government website.


EU students

Eligible EU students are not required to pay tuition fees whilst studying in Scotland. They are not however eligible to apply for maintenance support.

Diploma fees

Course fees will vary dependant on the Diploma provider you study with. For up to date course fees, visit the Diploma section of our website.  

Funding for session 2017/18

The Scottish Government has confirmed that from 2017-18, up to £10,000 will be available for any taught postgraduate course up to full Masters level at any Scottish higher education institute (HEI) - find out more.

Eligible Scottish domiciles will be able access a loan up to £10,000 – comprising £5,500 for tuition fees and £4,500 for living costs.Visit the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) website for more information and details of how to apply for a loan.

Part time students should visit the SAAS website to ensure they access the up to date information relating to their eligibility to apply for a loan. Please note that in previous years, part-time students have been eligible to apply for 50% of the full tuition fee loan amount per year of study*, but have not been eligible to apply for a living-cost loan.
*assuming part-time study is undertaken over the course of two years.

Full time EU students will continue to be eligible to apply for the tuition fee loan for the academic year 2017-18. This funding will also be available to EU students undertaking postgraduate study in Scotland on a part time basis over two years.

Our understanding is for both the tuition fees loan and the living cost loan, repayment will commence once the student has graduated, is in employment and is earning above the student loan repayment threshold, which is currently £17,495. Please visit the SAAS website for up-to-date information on the loans and how to apply.

There are usually a number of scholarships and bursaries available to Diploma students across the universities, including hardship funds. Please check with the universities offering the Diploma to see what options may be available.

Sources of additional funding

We have compiled a list of the sources of funding that we are aware of for students in Scotland. However, this list is by no means exhaustive and we encourage you to conduct your own research in addition.

The Clark Foundation for Legal Education

The Clark Foundation for Legal Education invites applications for grants and scholarships from persons practising law in Scotland, whether as solicitors or advocates, and from persons studying at Scottish universities or other institutions of higher education based in Scotland.

The purpose of the foundation is to promote and advance the legal and business education and training of Scots lawyers and students of Scots law. Application forms can be requested from January to March for submission by the deadline of 31 March.

For further details please email