What is my fee status?

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you normally live.

Key points
There are different fees for students whose status is ‘home-Scotland/EU', those whose status is 'home-RUK' and those whose status is ‘overseas’.
Whether you are classified as 'home' or 'overseas' is referred to as your ‘tuition fee status'.
You should make sure that your tuition fee status is correct before accepting any offer from the University.

Your tuition fee status

Like other UK universities, Edinburgh charges different fees dependent on the 'tuition fee status' of students.

Your tuition fee status may be:

  • Home- Scotland/EU (Scotland and European Union countries);
  • Home-RUK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland); or
  • Overseas (the rest of the world).

Your tuition fee status is determined by:

  • your nationality
  • the country where you normally live - where you are 'ordinarily resident'

We will automatically determine your tuition fee status based on information you supply about yourself during the application process.

If we can't determine your tuition fee status automatically, we will ask you to supply more information.

We determine your tuition fee status in accordance with Scottish Government legislation, the Education (Fees and Awards) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

Where you live

Scotland

Students who normally live in Scotland will have a fee status of Home-Scotland.

If you are in any doubt regarding your eligibility for support, please contact the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

Non-UK European Union Students

Non-UK EU students who normally live in the EEA (European Economic Area) will have a fee status of Home-EU.

If you are in any doubt regarding your eligibility for support, please contact the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

Rest of UK students

Students who normally live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will have a fee status of Home-RUK.

If you are in any doubt as to your eligibility for support as an RUK student, please contact your appropriate funding body:

International students

International or 'overseas' students are those who usually live in a country outside the UK or European Union.

Questions?

If you have any questions concerning your fee status, you should contact our Fees and Student Support Team.

Fees and Student Support Team Scholarships and Student Funding Services
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Work: +44 (0)131 650 2230
Email:

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