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 Living & Money

Accommodation, fees, funding, exploring Edinburgh & health & fitness​​​​​​​​​​

​Things you need to know...

Tuition fees
Student loans & other funding
Explore Edinburgh & beyond
Health & fitness​


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Tuition fees

Make sure there are no delays to you starting university. Read through our tuitions fees​ page to discover all you need to know about fees and payment.

Student loans & other funding

Student Fundi​ng

The Student Funding team offer information and access to sources of extra funding such as the Discretionary Fund, Childcare Fund Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund, and a number of internally and externally funded scholarships and bursaries. They also hold regular drop-in sessions for anyone who needs advice and support with any money issues or worries and to help with any Discretionary/Childcare Fund application queries.

Discretionary Fund – extra money to help you with costs such as:

  • Rent
  • Bills
  • Essential Living costs
  • Course materials, equipment, books etc.
  • Course related travel costs
Any money awarded from this fund is a grant not a loan – you don’t have to pay it back.
Visit Money for more information, including eligibility criteria, or email

Childcare Fund – help towards the cost of formal childcare

Apply to the Childcare Fund if you need to pay for formal registered childcare to enable you to study, to attend your course and for extra help during exams.
Any money awarded from this fund is a grant not a loan – you don’t have to pay it back.
Visit Money for more information, including eligibility criteria, or email

Scholar​ships and bursaries

Visit Scholarships and Bursaries for more information on scholarships and bursaries.

ENSA Advice (Edinburgh Napier Student Association Advice)


Explore Edinburgh & beyond

Edinburgh’s social scene is one that’s both exciting and diverse. For a small city, it’s packed with music venues, restaurants, bars and cinemas - each neighbourhood has its own unique flavour. Whether you’re after culture or nightlife, there’s plenty of everything in Edinburgh.  The Grassmarket is a centre of nightlife and a popular location for student-friendly bars and clubs.  George Street is also home to the city’s cocktail bars and is the choice for many looking for a more sophisticated evening out.
Along Lothian Road in Tollcross you can find much of Edinburgh’s entertainment; there is an Odeon cinema, along with the famous Filmhouse and Cameo Cinema, both specialising in classics and independent release films.
Calling Edinburgh a city with history is an understatement - Edinburgh’s Castle Rock was first fortified in 900 BC, and has been the longest continually occupied site in Scotland. Because of that, the city benefits from some of the most stunning architecture in Europe, and with its beautiful old buildings, you can trace Edinburgh from its origins in the Old Town as it expanded outwards.
It’s a city whose intellectuals made leaps in philosophy, science and medicine during the Enlightenment - a tradition that still stands today. Famous landmarks like Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill and Holyrood Palace help tell the story of a city that’s evolved through time and earned its position as the Scottish capital.
The city of Edinburgh has no shortage of museums and galleries to explore, and most of them are free to visit. Spend an hour or an afternoon learning about everything from Scottish history to modern art.
In the city center, you can find the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, all offering free admission to visitors. Edinburgh also boasts a number of smaller galleries and museums, like the City Art Centre and Writer’s Museum.
As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we have launched a competition to find our favourite places in the festival city. Visit Our student's 50 favourite places.


Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is as famous for its special events as it is for its culture and heritage. Each year, the city’s calendar is packed with events, most notably the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.  Every August, performers from around the world take over the city for a month of entertainment of all kinds.

From food festivals to film festivals, there are always exciting things happening in Edinburgh, culminating with the Hogmanay celebrations on New Year’s Eve, where the entire city flocks to an outdoor street party to ring in the New Year.

Health ​& fitness​

Visit Healt​h​ for more information about doctors, dentists, emergencies and vaccinations.

If you are under 25 ensure you protect yourself against meningitis and septicaemia. find out more at​

At [EN]GAGE we cater for all levels of fitness and our facilities are there for everyone to enjoy. Our 200m² fitness suite features the latest state-of-the-art equipment, from Xtrainers and treadmills through to Olympic weight lifting platforms. If you prefer getting fit with your friends, our 1200 m² sports hall is available to book for your favorite sporting activities such as football, basketball, badminton and table tennis. Or why not try one of our award-winning Group exercise programs. Our approachable friendly gym staff and industry leading instructors are always on hand to make your [EN]GAGE experience as enjoyable as it is effective. | Edinburgh Napier Mobile App