Fee status

Fee Status Policy 2021/22

What does Fee Status mean?

We apply one of four Fee Statuses to each application that we assess. Your Fee Status governs the level of tuition fee that you will pay, in all years of your degree, if you accept our offer and enrol. 

How do you define my Fee Status?

The criteria that we use to assess Fee Status are in line with Tuition Fee Legislation and SAAS guidance. The 2021/22 policy has been defined primarily on the basis of SAAS guidance in the anticipation of new legislation expected in March 2021. The definitions of each of our four Fee Statuses are outlined below:

Home or Scotland

  • UK national or UK/EU dual national or non-UK national with settled status / pre-settled status / leave to remain / limited leave to remain / discretionary leave / EU migrant worker in the UK or non-UK national with a claim for asylum or the family member of such a person, and
  • Ordinary residence in Scotland at the Point of Application, and
  • Three years residency in the EEA before the relevant date of 1 August 2021, unless residency outside of the EEA has been of a temporary nature only and of a period less than six years

Rest of the UK

  • UK national or UK/EU dual national or non-UK national with settled status/ pre-settled status / leave to remain / discretionary leave or non-UK national with a claim for asylum or the family member of such a person, and
  • Ordinary residence in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Overseas Territory, at the Point of Application, and
  • Three years residency in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British Overseas Territory or EEA before the relevant date of 1 August 2021, unless residency outside of the UK/ EEA has been of a temporary nature only and of a period less than six years

EU

  • EU national or non-EU national with settled status in the EU, and
  • Ordinary residence in the EEA at Point of Application, and
  • Three years residency in the EEA before the relevant date of 1 August 2021, unless residency outside of the EEA has been of a temporary nature only and of a period less than six years

International

  • Non-EU national or UK national, and
  • Ordinary residence in a non-EEA country at the Point of Application
  • Three years residency in a non-EEA before the relevant date of 1 August 2021, unless residency outside of the EEA has been of a temporary nature only and of a period less than six years

How do we make Fee Status Assessments?

Fee Status is reviewed individually before a decision is applied to your application.  We consider the information that you have provided in specific fields in the application, to assess your Fee Status:

  • Domicile or Area of Permanent Residence
  • School or recent Educational Establishments
  • Nationality or Dual Nationality
  • Residential Category and information relating to your settled, pre-settled or discretionary leave status in the UK

How do we communicate your Fee Status and Tuition Fees?

We advise you of your Fee Status and the fees that you will be liable for in your Offer Letter. 

What evidence could we request to verify your Fee Status?

Before you can progress to enrolment we will ask you to provide documentation which allows us to verify your Fee Status. This will include:

  • Evidence of Nationality
  • Evidence of Ordinary Residence
  • Evidence of your Immigration Status

You will be asked to upload this information, if it was not added at the point of application, after you firmly accept a place at Glasgow.

What happens if you disagree with our assessment?

You can appeal our Fee Status assessment within 30 days of receipt of our offer letter. Appeals after this point cannot be considered and we will ask that you reapply for a future intake with complete information regarding your nationality, ordinary residence and immigration status. 

Please send your request to appeal to feestatus@glasgow.ac.uk.  We will ask you to complete our questionnaire, and to upload evidence to support your appeal. Your appeal and evidence will be reviewed by two specialist Admissions Officers and a decision will be communicated to you within 28 days.  

Further appeals will be reviewed on the basis of new evidence only and will be completed by the Head of Admissions. This decision will be final and form the basis of your offer and any subsequent place that you choose to take up by acceptance of that offer.

What happens if my Fee Status changes after I received my offer?

Our assessments are made based on the information that you provide to at the point of application. If this information changes after application and before you enrol on a programme please send a request for a Fee Status Appeal to feestatus@glasgow.ac.uk

If we assess that a change in Fee Status can be applied, and if a vacancy exists under the new Fee Status, we will issue a revised offer. If no vacancy is available under the new Fee Status, we cannot guarantee that a revised offer can be issued, but will aim to accommodate a deferred offer for the next available intake where possible.