European Union students

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.

EU referendum information

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

Tuition fees for EU undergraduates starting in 2017 and 2018

The Scottish Government has now confirmed free tuition in Scotland for EU students commencing their studies in 2017 and 2018. Students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and retain that status for the duration of their studies. EU students enrolling in 2017 and 2018 continue to remain eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

SAAS tuition fee support for EU undergraduates

EU nationals are eligible to apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS), to have their tuition fees paid to the University on their behalf.

SAAS has confirmed following the referendum that "eligible EU students will continue to have access to free tuition, including tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). SAAS will assess applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide funding in the normal way. These students will be eligible to apply for funding from SAAS for the duration of that course."

Please visit the SAAS website for more information:


Tuition fees 2018/19

Tuition fees for students from Scotland and the EU  Cost per year
All programmes £1,820
Compulsory work placement and language abroad year £910
Outgoing international exchange* £1,820
Law - Graduate entry accelerated (M115) (LLB) £8,000
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (graduate entry) £28,500

*Home/EU undergraduate students undertaking an exchange for a semester/year will continue to pay their normal tuition fees at Glasgow and will not be charged fees by the overseas institution.

Part-time fees

Students domiciled in Scotland and the EU*          
30 credits** £455  80 credits £1,213 
40 credits £607 90 credits £1,365 
50 credits £758 100 credits £1,517
60 credits £910 110 credits £1,668
70 credits £1,062 119 credits*** £1,805

* Fees also apply to students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who first registered before 2012.
** minimum fundable credits by SAAS
*** maximum fundable credits by SAAS

Additional fees, exceptions and notes

  1. The following additional fees are applicable:
    • Examinations-only students pay the registration fee of £150
    • The General Council fee is £50
  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. Special fees apply to members of staff undertaking part-time study. Details may be obtained from: Tuition fees for members of staff
  5. 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 £150.
  6. Late fees are charged at 3% with a minimum charge of £5. Late fees will not be charged to sponsors.

SAAS funding - the basics

The Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) pays tuition fees to the University for eligible Scottish domiciled and EU students (except those in England, Wales or Northern Ireland).

Check your eligibility for SAAS funding

You must apply for payment of your fees to SAAS before the start of each year of your programme of study.

If you do not apply for SAAS funding or SAAS determine that you are ineligible then you will become personally liable for your fees.


Apply for funding

Apply as early as possible. Do not wait for exam results or a firm offer.


Closing dates for applications

Apply as early as possible. Do not wait for exam results or a firm offer.

The final closing date for session 2016-2017 is 31 March 2017.

If you submit your application late you may not receive any support. The closing dates to apply for support depend on when you start your course.


You have applied. What's next?

  • After you have completed your SAAS application, you will receive a SAAS reference number.
  • Please keep a note of this reference number as you will need it to complete financial registration in MyCampus.
  • SAAS will assess your entitlement and send you an award notice which will tell you how much you will receive and how it will be paid. Please keep this letter safe as you may need refer to it.
  • If you have not heard from SAAS within 28 days of submitting your application, please contact them.