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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.

Scotland

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

Non-UK EU

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.

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.

International

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

Fees status and admissions

Fee status and admissions

Your offer will be made based on what we consider your fee status will be at the start of your course of study. Therefore, 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 

Asylum Seekers

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 SAAS.

If you are an undergraduate student unable to claim tuition fee support from SAAS because you do not meet the criteria, but have been in Scotland for a couple of years, we recommend you apply for the Carnegie Trust Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grant.

Last updated: 22/08/2017

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