English, Welsh and Northern Irish students

English, Welsh and Northern Irish 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.

"I am a UK citizen and my home is in England (or Northern Ireland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man) and I am studying in Scotland."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as Rest of UK for fee purposes. RUK students are UK citizens who have been resident in the UK (outside Scotland) for at least three years before the start of their programme of study.

Tuition fees for RUK students in 2017/18 are £9,250 per year for three years of a four year Honours degree. This means you will only pay a maximum of £27,750. Please note that 2018-19 fees are subject to increase. For exceptions, please see the Tuition fees table below.

Tuition fees 2017/18 (2018-19 fees TBC)

Tuition fees for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

Total cost
4-year honours degree £27,750
Language 5-year degree £29,570
Degree that includes Erasmus Exchange/Work Placement £27,750
MEng/MSci 5-year degree £37,000
Advanced Entry into year 2 £27,750
Non Honours degree £27,750
Degree in Dentistry / Medicine / Veterinary Medicine £46,250
  • The fees for new students who are domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and entering the University in 2017-18 will be £9,250 per annum for all programmes apart from LLB: Graduate entry accelerated (£7,700 per annum). 2018-19 fees are subject to increase.
  • The fees for Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (full cost/graduate entry) are £26,750 per year.
  • The tuition fee for a four year degree is capped at £27,750 unless you are studying abroad or on a work placement during the degree.
  • The exceptions to the fee cap are Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine which will have a fee of £9,250 for every year of study.
  • The majority of students studying on degrees lasting more than three years will get their final year tuition fee waived. The tuition fee-free year does not apply to advanced entry students (entry at level 2 or above) or students studying Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
  • If a student has a year studying abroad as part of their degree, the student will get the study abroad year for free instead of the final year.
  • For degrees with a compulsory year abroad, e.g. Language Year Abroad for students of Modern Languages, the tuition fee for the year abroad will be significantly discounted and the final year will be tuition fee-free.
  • Students who are required to repeat a year of study will also be required to pay fees for the repeat year.
  • Part-time fees for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland registered in and after 2012 are pro rata.

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. Different fee levels apply to some courses in the School of Education. Details may be obtained from the school, see www.glasgow.ac.uk/education
  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 £150.
  7. Late fees are charged at 3% with a minimum charge of £5. Late fees will not be charged to sponsors.

Applying for student finance

If you normally live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and are studying anywhere in the UK, you should apply for student finance to the relevant regional authority.

They will assess your eligibility for:

  • A tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, and
  • Your entitlement to a living cost/maintenance loan, or
  • In some circumstances a non-repayable maintenance grant.

The Student Loans Company pays out tuition fee loans to the University on your behalf.

How to apply

Apply to the relevant regional authority:

Submit your application as soon as possible so that you will know:

  • If you will be liable to pay your tuition fees, and
  • What living cost/maintenance support you can receive before you register for your programme of study at the beginning of the academic year.

Application deadlines

You must apply to your funding body for support before the start of each subsequent year of your programme of study.

If you do not apply for a tuition fee loan or you are assessed as ineligible for support then you will become personally liable for your tuition fees.

You have applied. What's next?

  • After you have completed your application, you will receive an SLC Student Support Number.
  • Please keep a note of this number as you will need to know it to complete financial registration in MyCampus.
  • Your funding body will send you an award letter which will confirm how much they will pay towards your tuition fees and your entitlement to maintenance support.