The tuition fee you are charged will depend on whether you are classified as ‘home/EU’, ‘Islands’ or ‘overseas’. The rules on how you are classified are strictly defined by the UK Government. In general:
- home/EU: students who are settled and ordinarily resident in the UK, and EU nationals who are ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area, Switzerland or the overseas territories for the three years prior to the start of the course
- Islands: students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, who are therefore within the British Isles, but outside the UK (with the exception of the BM BS in Medicine, where a different fee applies, Islands students are charged fees at the home/EU rate)
- overseas: students from other countries (there are exceptions, such as students who are temporarily outside the UK/EU, those with refugee status granted by the UK Government, and migrant workers).
Applicants with UK or other EU nationality should be aware that such nationality does not guarantee that you will be classed as a ‘home/EU’ student – you must also satisfy various residence requirements.
If your fee-status classification is unclear, we will send you a questionnaire to complete, so that your status can be determined by the University. The rules surrounding fee-status classification are complicated and if you are in doubt, visit UK Council for International Student Affairs.
Fee status appeals
If, having been notified of your fee status, you disagree with the outcome, you can request for your fee assessment to be reviewed and appeal against the decision. For details of the fee status appeal process, visit Admissions: Fee status appeals.