International students

The tuition fee you pay will vary depending on your fee status and your programme. Tuition fees are detailed on individual programme pages:

For many applicants, your fee status is the same as your current country of residence. However, not all cases are this straightforward. We use the information you provide on your application to determine your fee status, and will confirm this with you after you submit your application.

Will I be classified as an international student?

You will be probably be classified as an international student if:

  • Your home is NOT in Scotland


  • You are a national from outside the EU

You will not be classified as an international student if you can establish a "relevant connection" with the UK or EU. Find out more below.

Establishing relevant connection with the UK or EU

If you do not have a ‘relevant connection’ with the UK or EU you will be charged the higher, overseas fee for your studies at the University of Glasgow.

To establish a ‘relevant connection’, certain elements are required, as follows:

  1. You must have been ordinarily resident in the UK or EU throughout the three-year period preceding 1 September, 1 January or 1 April closest to the beginning of the first semester of your programme

  2. You must not have been resident, during any part of that three-year period, wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education

  3. Any overseas 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.

If you are not sure about your status complete the Fee status enquiry form (pdf).

Paying tuition fees

It is important that you take the necessary action so that you will be able to register as a student at the University and quickly gain access to its facilities.

Find out how to pay your tuition fees: