European Union students

The tuition fee you pay will vary depending on your fee status and your programme. Tuition fees are detailed in the table below.

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.

"My home is NOT in Scotland or the rest of the UK and I am an EU national."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as an EU student.

Information regarding EU fee status and new immigration routes

Your fee status

Information for prospective undergraduates from the EU who have applied to study at the University of Glasgow.

Tuition fees for EU undergraduates from 2021

The Scottish Government has confirmed EU students commencing their studies in 2021/22 and later will not be eligible for Home fees (free tuition) nor funding from the Scottish government i.e. all non-UK students will be treated identically. 

The University of Glasgow continues to be committed to ensuring a strong relationship with our existing and future EU students, please check out our EU scholarships for new incoming students.

Tuition fees for EU undergraduates starting in 2019 and 2020

The Scottish Government has now confirmed free tuition in Scotland for EU students commencing their studies in 2019 and 2020. Students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and retain that status for the duration of their studies. EU students enrolling in 2019 and 2020 continue to remain eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

For more information:

Fee status policy

Tuition fees 2023/24

Tuition fees for EU and international students Cost per year
Incoming Study Abroad (all programmes): full year £19,920
Incoming Study Abroad (all programmes): one semester £9,960
Arts and Social Sciences programmes £23,520
Science, Engineering, Nursing and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences programmes £27,930
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) £48,960
MBChB and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences clinical programmes £53,460
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) £33,500
Law – Graduate entry accelerated (M115) (LLB) £23,520

Additional fees, exceptions and notes

The following additional fees are applicable:

  1. Examinations-only students pay the registration fee of £170
  2. The exceptions to standard fees listed are correct at the time of going to press.  However, you should check the fee level applicable to your course of study at the time of your admission.
  3. Fees quoted are for new entrants. Different fees may apply to some continuing students.
  4. International students may, in certain limited circumstances, be admitted to part-time study paying an appropriate percentage of the relevant full-time international fee.
  5. Special fees apply to members of staff undertaking part-time study. Details may be obtained from: Tuition fees for members of staff
  6. Students who are eligible by virtue of previous attendances to sit degree examinations must enter for the examinations at the normal registration period at the beginning of the session and pay a registration fee of £170.
  7. Late fees are charged at 3% with a minimum charge of £5. Late fees will not be charged to sponsors.
  8. From 2016/17 all international students at Scottish Medical Schools must make a contribution to the teaching costs of the NHS (the ACT levy). The University of Glasgow is subsidising this charge for students, and the fee rate provided includes the portion being paid through student fees. No additional payment for the NHS ACT levy above the fee rate will be required from students.

Establishing relevant connection with the UK

EU students that meet our criteria for EU Fee Status will have an International tuition fee applied and may require to obtain a student visa to study in the UK.  Fee Status, tuition fees and immigration requirements will be advised in your offer letter.

Irish nationals who are living in the Common Travel Area of the UK, EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status, and Internationals with Indefinite Leave to remain status can also qualify for home fee status. Please refer to Fee Status Policy.

Fee status policy

Visas and immigration

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:

Tuition fees