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Tuition Fee Status

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident:

  • Home – Scotland/EU (Scotland and other countries in the European Union)

  • Home – England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Overseas (the rest of the world)

Your tuition fee status will be automatically determined based on the information you provide in your application. This is in accordance with Scottish Government legislation: Education (Fees and Awards) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

UKCISA provides further information and advice on tuition fee status. 

It is important to ensure that your tuition fee status is correct prior to accepting an offer to study at UWS. If you are unsure about your tuition fee status, or don't think we have got it right, please contact us at ask@uws.ac.uk

Scotland

Students who normally live in Scotland will have a fee status of home – Scotland.

Rest of the UK

Students who normally live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland will have a fee status of home – England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-UK EU/EEA

Non-UK EU students who normally live in the EEA and UK citizens who have a right of residence in the EU or have a parent who is an EU (non-UK) citizen will have a fee status of home – EU.

International (non-UK/non-EU/non-EEA)

Students who normally live in a country outside the UK or EU will have a fee status of overseas.

Asylum Seeker

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.

Those Granted Asylum in UK

If you have bene granted refugee status, Humanitarian Protection or Discretionary Leave in the UK, and normally live in Scotland, you will have a fee status of home – Scotland. You will have to provide us with copies of your Home Office decision.

This means you will be eligible to apply for full student support as a Scottish student and can find out more in the sections below.

You must meet all conditions set out by Scottish Government legislation and Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and can contact SAAS directly if you have any questions.

 

Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme

If you have been granted Humanitarian Protection under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme (SVPRS), and normally live in Scotland, you will have a fee status of home – Scotland. You will have to provide us with copies of your Home Office decision.

This means you will be eligible to apply for full student support as a Scottish student and can find out more in the sections below.

You must meet all conditions set out by Scottish Government legislation and Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and can contact SAAS directly if you have any questions.

Iraqi Nationals with Indefinite Leave to Enter the UK

If you enter the UK with Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) under the Locally Engaged Staff Assistance Scheme (LESAS), and normally live in Scotland, you will have a fee status of home – Scotland. You will have to provide us with copies of your Home Office decision.

This means you will be eligible to apply for full student support as a Scottish student and can find out more in the sections below.

You must meet all conditions set out by Scottish Government legislation and Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and can contact SAAS directly if you have any questions.

Afghan Interpreters under the Locally Employed Staff Scheme

If you have been granted Leave to Enter under the Locally Employed Staff (LES) Scheme, and normally live in Scotland, you will have a fee status of home – Scotland. You will have to provide us with copies of your Home Office decision.

This means you will be eligible to apply for full student support as a Scottish student and can find out more in the sections below.

You must meet all conditions set out by Scottish Government legislation and Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and can contact SAAS directly if you have any questions.

Afghan Interpreters under the Locally Employed Staff Scheme

If you have been granted Leave to Enter under the Locally Employed Staff (LES) Scheme, and normally live in Scotland, you will have a fee status of home – Scotland. You will have to provide us with copies of your Home Office decision.

This means you will be eligible to apply for full student support as a Scottish student and can find out more in the sections below.

You must meet all conditions set out by Scottish Government legislation and Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and can contact SAAS directly if you have any questions.

Stateless Person

If you have been granted leave to remain as a Stateless Person, and normally live in Scotland, you will have a fee status of home – Scotland. You will have to provide us with copies of your Home Office decision.

This means you will be eligible to apply for full student support as a Scottish student and can find out more in the sections below.

You must meet all conditions set out by Scottish Government legislation and Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and can contact SAAS directly if you have any questions.

Additional information

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