Fee status assessment
The process of fee status for fee paying purposes and requesting a review or appeal of your fee status at the University of Edinburgh.
Your tuition fee status will indicate the level of expected annual tuition fee charged in the event of your entry to the University. The level of tuition fee can be found on our undergraduate or postgraduate table of fees.
If you are unsure of your fee status, information and advice is available from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)
Scottish universities are required to determine fee status in line with regulations approved by the Scottish Parliament - the Education (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.
We will attempt to assess your fee status based on the information provided in your application regarding nationality and country of domicile.
You will be notified of your fee status immediately in your account on the University's MyEd portal. Please take time to check this information.
Where insufficient information is available in your application a query fee status will be assigned and you will be required to complete a fee status questionnaire.
If you receive a notification to complete a fee status questionnaire it is important that you complete the questionnaire as soon as possible. You should ensure full information is provided along with supporting documentation, enabling us to determine your fee status as quickly as possible.
After completing the questionnaire the Fees and Student Support Team may contact you to request further information. Please respond to any request for information as soon as possible.
You should be aware that if any information is not supplied on the fee status questionnaire, this information cannot subsequently be considered in a request for a review or appeal of fee status.
Undergraduates should be aware of the following statement in the undergraduate terms and conditions: If the University makes an offer to an applicant, then the University later revises its assessment of the applicant’s fee status as at the relevant date, then the applicant’s UCAS application may be reassessed and the University’s offer may be withdrawn.
A request for a review of your fee status must be made within 14 days of the initial determination of your fee status, and a request for an appeal should be made within 14 days of a response to your request for a review. The request should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are dissatisfied with your fee status classification, or your circumstances change in a way which may affect your fee status, you are entitled to request a review. We aim to process this request within seven working days.
After you have received the outcome of your review, if you still disagree with our decision you may appeal in writing. We aim to respond to a request for an appeal within seven working days.
Reviews and appeals should be requested before you accept any offer of admission. If the University makes you an offer, then the University later revises its assessment of your fee status on the basis of information provided with your review or appeal request, your application may be reassessed and the University's offer may be withdrawn.
The University of Edinburgh has made the decision to classify students seeking asylum from within the United Kingdom as equivalent to ‘Scottish domiciled’ for tuition fee purposes in the event of their admission to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in session 2019-2020
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- The University decides fee status in line with the Education (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 and you cannot choose your fee status
- You will be notified of your fee status classification within an intray message sent to your University of Edinburgh portal
- If you wish to query your fee status classification you should contact the Fees and Student Support Team immediately
- You should not accept any offer of admission without being satisfied with your fee status classification
- Any request for a review or appeal of your fee status must be made with 14 days of your fee status classification
- We are unable to accept a request for a review or appeal after an offer of admission has been accepted
If you have an enquiry please complete our online form and we will aim to respond to your enquiry within 2 working days