If you are a young asylum seeker, and you meet the conditions set out below, you can request that UWS grant you home fee status and can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have your fees paid.
You are not eligible to receive living cost support until the Home Office has made a decision on your asylum application and granted you refugee status, Discretionary Leave or Humanitarian Protection in the UK.
You must also meet the following conditions:
- You are the child of an asylum seeker or a young asylum seeker
- You made an asylum application to the Home Office before 1 December 2006
- You are under 25 on the relevant date
- You are resident in Scotland on the relevant date
- You have been resident in Scotland during the three years immediately prior to the relevant date
If you do not meet these conditions, you will not be eligible to apply to SAAS for any financial support, but you can request that UWS grant you home fee status. This means you would have a much smaller tuition fee to pay, but you should carefully consider how you might be able to meet this cost, as well as your living costs.
You can find out more by contacting the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).
If you are an undergraduate student unable to claim tuition fee support from SAAS because you do not meet the criteria, have been granted home fee status by UWS, and have been in Scotland for at least a couple of years, we recommend you apply for the Carnegie Trust Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grant. This organisation aims to support students who do not receive government funding. While they normally only consider those of Scottish birth, they may give consideration where an applicant has been living in Scotland, or attended school here.