Fees for our Undergraduate courses for entry in 2020/21 will be posted here shortly.

Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Other Fees


Payment of Fees


The fee levels and other charges detailed here apply to all students who commence or resume their studies in Session 2021/22.

Fee levels quoted are correct at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to amend published fees.

Fee levels are reviewed on an annual basis, and are subject to increase.

If the fee for a particular course in which you are interested is not listed here, please contact Registry for advice. registry@qmu.ac.uk


Tuition fees become due on the first day of your programme of study. Arrangements for fee payments are detailed below.

International students who have paid a £2000 deposit will have this amount deducted from their overall fees.


Within 21 days of the due date, all students must either pay their tuition fees in full, or have arranged with the Finance Office to pay by instalments. If you wish to pay in full, payments can be made via the student portal; via debit card or credit card or with cash. Payments may be made in person at the Finance Office or by sending in a cheque made payable to QMU. Please put your matriculation number on the back of the cheque and sent it to the Finance Office, QMU, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6UU. You can also pay over the phone by calling +44 (0)131 474 0000 and asking for 'Finance.'


You may choose to pay tuition fees by instalments, rather than by a single payment either by Direct Debit or Recurring Card Payment (RCP). These instalments are over 8 months, October to May for September starts or January to August (for January 2022 starts only).

If you choose to pay by Direct Debit you will find the form on the Student Portal (you must have a UK Bank Account for this to operate). Alternatively, you can set-up an RCP on the Student Portal whereby instalments are taken from your debit/credit card over 8 months (October to May or January to August for January 2022 starts only). For all returning students, you must renew your Direct Debit or RCP each year. For new students you will only get access to the Student Portal after you have completed online matriculation. Please note that short courses/low fee courses may not be paid by instalments.


It is a condition of registration that students accept liability for their tuition fees. Remember that even if your fees are to be paid by a sponsor, such as an embassy or employer, it is your personal responsibility to ensure that they are paid and to provide evidence of funding when you matriculate. Where any student has failed to provide written confirmation of funding within 28 days of the start of their programme of study, she/he will be deemed to be personally liable for payment of the fees, and an invoice will be issued to the student accordingly. If your sponsor is a Health Board you must obtain a Purchase Order number from them so this can be quoted on an invoice.


For all annual tuition fees of £9,000 and above, where the student is self-funding and the fee is settled in full by 31 October 2020, a discount of 5% will be authorised.

Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a named postgraduate award of QMU from 2011/12 will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.


If you are over 16 and live in Scotland you may be eligible for a part-time fee grant which helps to cover the tuition fee cost of part-time study (but does not pay for all of it).

Have a look at the SAAS website to see how they would calculate their contribution towards you fees - http://www.saas.gov.uk/part_time/ug/index.htm- or contact studentfunding@qmu.ac.uk

You must apply for the part-time fee grant no later than three months after the start date of your course.


Students will be personally liable for payment of any professional body registration fees as detailed in the Registration & Membership fees sections.


The University is pleased to offer a number of competitive Scholarships for new International students undertaking their first year of study on UG or taught PG degrees. The scholarship is granted as a reduction of the tuition fee and is available to students who are self-funding. Details can be found on our website https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/scholarships-for-new-students/

Payment Difficulties


Unless you have chosen to pay by instalments, if your tuition fee remains unpaid 21 days after it is due, you may become liable to pay interest at 2.5% above the UK clearing bank base rate per annum on the full amount. Interest will run from the due date until the outstanding fees are eventually paid.

If you have chosen to pay by instalments, interest on a late instalment will run from the due date to the date when the instalment is paid.


If you are experiencing difficulty in paying all or part of your tuition fees, you must contact the Credit Controller as soon as possible. The Credit Controller will help you to draw up a payment schedule, to which you will be required to adhere until your fees are paid in full.


Unless you have agreed a payment schedule with the Credit Controller, if tuition fees are still outstanding 8 weeks after the end of the 21-day period or if an instalment is over 4 weeks late, you may be asked to leave the University. The University will put your debt into the hands of a debt collector.


On payment in full of outstanding tuition fees before the end of the academic year in question, the University may permit your reinstatement on your programme of study. However, if you are behind with your studies you may have to repeat parts of the programme, thereby incurring further fees.


You will not be permitted to progress to the next year of your course if you have any debts due to the University from previous years.


The University may refuse to allow you to attend a degree ceremony if tuition fees are outstanding.


If you are unhappy about a decision concerning payment of your fees, including a requirement that you withdraw from the University, you may contact the Student Funding Adviser, and bring a complaint under the University’s Student Complaint Procedure.


If you leave your programme of study early, you must ensure that you inform your Head of Subject and the Registry department. The date of withdrawal will be deemed to be the date that the Registry department receives written confirmation of withdrawal. You will be liable for all or part of the fee for the full academic year as follows:

If you leave within 28 days of the start of your programme of study, you will be liable for an administration fee of £250.

If you leave more than 28 days after the start of your programme of study, you will be liable for the appropriate proportion of the fee based on the semesters attended wholly or in part.

If you are making payment of fees by instalments and withdraw from your programme of study, you must still meet any shortfall between the full fee determined by the University and the total amount of the instalments already paid.


If you are experiencing financial difficulties in paying tuition fees you should seek help at the earliest possible opportunity. The University will be sympathetic and assist where it can. However, in order to maintain the quality of teaching for everyone else, the University must act to recover debts. Initially you should approach Bill Stronach, the Student Funding Adviser within Student Services for a confidential discussion. You may also wish to speak to a personal tutor or someone at the Students’ Union for advice and support.

Please note that our fees and charges are reviewed annually, and in future years are subject to increase. Please also see our Terms and Conditions for more information.

If you have any queries about your fees or funding, please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact Registry (registry@qmu.ac.uk)

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