Nursing degree tuition fees

Scottish nursing students

Tuition fees

The Scottish Government Health Directorate (SGHD) pays tuition fees for all Scottish students on pre-registration courses.

Nursing bursary

All eligible students can apply for a bursary each year through the Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary Fund (NMSB), administered by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). For further details visit the SAAS website.

English, Welsh and Northern Irish nursing students

Fees are payable by UK students who live outside of Scotland. See our individual course pages for the specific fees.

Nursing Scholarship UK

All 2021 applicants from England, Northern Ireland or Wales who meet the conditions of their offer will receive a £1,000 cash award per year for Years 1-3 of study. It can be combined with the Honours Year Scholarship and the Access to Nursing Bursary. Find out more about the Nursing Scholarship.

EU nursing students

The Scottish Government Health Directorate (SGHD) currently pays the fees for EU nursing students (currently confirmed for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21) but there is no bursary available to EU students.

Funding provision is subject to change pending the timing and terms of the UK’s anticipated exit from the European Union. Find out more on our EU student advice page.

International nursing students

Fees are payable by international students - please see our individual course pages for the specific fees.