Fee status

In accordance with The Education (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations, issued by the Scottish Government, there are different levels of fees payable by students whose status is Home/EU, Rest of UK (RUK) and International.

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and your country of ordinary residence. Students must have been ordinarily resident in the UK or EU for three full consecutive years prior to the start of study. Ordinary residence is described as "a regular, habitual mode of life in a particular place, the continuity of which has persisted despite temporary absences".  Substantive evidence of relevant connection and temporary employment will be requested by the Admissions Department in determining an applicant's fee status. The final decision as to whether or not a student has been ordinarily resident remains the discretion of the University of Glasgow.

  • Home/EU: Ordinary residence in Scotland or the EU, with settled status in those areas, will normally be classed as Home/EU. Some exceptions may apply.
  • Rest of UK (RUK): Ordinary residence in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, with settled status in those areas, will normally be classed as Rest of UK (RUK). Some exceptions may apply.

UK and EU Fee Status Policy

Following the introduction of tuition fees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2012, the University has established the following policy to assess applicants as either UK students (paying tuition fees) or EU students (tuition fees funded).

  1. Applicants will be made offers as either UK (fee paying) students or EU students based on information contained within their UCAS applications. The initial decision will be made based on several factors including address, school attended and qualifications.
  2. Applicants will have 30 days from receipt of their offer to challenge their Fee status. No changes to Fee Status will be considered after the 30 day period.
  3. An applicant challenging their Fee status will need to complete a Fee Status Enquiry Form
  4. A Fee status change request from a UK (fee paying) student will be considered where the applicant can provide relevant documentary evidence. In the first instance, the following information should be provided:

An EU passport dated prior to 1 August (the effective date) in the year in which they are applying to attend the University; AND
Evidence that the applicant has been living, working or studying in the EU country for a period of at least 3 months.

Specific information with regards to changes in student funding from SAAS for 2016-17 can be found on the SAAS website.


Ordinary residence outwith the EEA, with settled status outwith the EEA, will normally be classed as International. Some exceptions may apply.

Further information regarding fee status can be found at the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) webpage

Fee Status Enquiry Form

Some circumstances require further investigation to come to a fee status decision and are assessed on a case by case basis.  If your circumstances are not covered by the above information, please complete the Fee Status Enquiry Form.