Annual Fees

5.1   The fee payable for Session 2022-23 can be found on the University website at https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/fees/. The fee is for registration, for tuition, for the use of laboratories and for one entry to the examinations appropriate to the course. It also includes, in the case of full-time students (but not for students of Associated Institutions), Students’ Union fees.


5.2   All fees are payable on Registration. Details of methods of payment can be found on the University website at https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/fees/. Students who do not meet their obligation to pay tuition fees by due dates may incur financial and non-financial penalties.

5.3   Students who have not completed registration and arranged payment of fees shall not be permitted to attend their programmes of study.

5.4   Students who have obtained permission, or are required, to withdraw from the University during the course of a session may apply to the Registry for a refund of tuition fees. Details of the refund policy are published on the University website at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/students/money/paymentmethods/.

Definition of an International Student for Fee Purposes

5.5   In accordance with The Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations, 1983 (as amended), higher (international) levels of fee are payable by students who do not have a ‘relevant connection’ with the United Kingdom.

5.6   Students who have a ‘relevant connection’ will be charged the home levels of fee. In order to establish this ‘relevant connection’, certain elements are required, as follows:

a)  the student has been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the preceding three­ year period from the ‘relevant date’ before the start of their course. If the course starts in the period:

1 August to 31 December, the relevant date is 1 August in that year;

1 January to 31 March, the relevant date is 1 January in that year;

1 April to 30 June, the relevant date is 1 April in that year;

1 July to 31 July, the relevant date is 1 July in that year. 


b)  the student has not been resident therein, during any part of that three-year period, for the primary purpose of receiving full-time education; and

c)  any international applicant who satisfies the ordinarily resident criteria in (a) and (b) must also have settled status in the United Kingdom (i.e., there must be no restriction on the length of stay in the UK).

Conditions (a), (b) and (c) must be satisfied in order that the student may establish the ‘relevant connection’, and be liable for the home level of fee.

5.7   Excepted Students. There are certain categories of ‘excepted students’ who, although they do not have a ‘relevant connection’ with the UK are liable to pay only the home rates of fee. These categories are determined by the Scottish Government and include:

  • refugees recognised in the UK, their spouses and children;
  • persons granted exceptional leave to remain or enter as the result of an asylum application, their spouses and children;
  • reciprocal exchange students;
  • EEA migrant workers in the UK, their spouses and children.

Further details regarding the definition and exceptions can be found at https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/fees/.

5.8   The fee paying status of a student determined at the time of admission to a degree programme will not change during the duration of that programme, apart from changes in legislation or changes in circumstances where current legislation requires that the status be changed, such as the award of refugee status.

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