Please note, tuition fee information for 2021/22 is available further down the page.

Government Grants and Loans

Click on the relevant link below for details on how and when to apply, and exact amounts.

Republic of Ireland

Irish nationals who are living in the Republic of Ireland, who have been ordinarily resident in the Common Travel Area of the UK, Islands or Ireland for three years prior to the relevant date (for autumn start courses this is 1 August) who are studying in Scotland will be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). 

Please note: there are different provisions in place from SAAS for Irish nationals living in the UK before 31 Dec 2020, who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years prior to the relevant date (for autumn start courses this is 1 August) who apply to study in Scotland.

Full information is available directly from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

Repayment of Tuition Fee Loan and Living Cost/Maintenance Loans

You don’t have to start to re-pay your tuition fee loan and living cost/maintenance loan back until the April after you graduate, and only once you earn over the threshold salary level. Please review these levels above with your relevant funding body.

Part-time Students

If you’re a new part-time student starting a course on or after 1 September 2012, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. Find out what help you can get and how and when you can apply. For more information visit the Directgov website.