Postgraduate study

Tuition fee status

How we determine your fee status for fee paying purposes.

Like other universities in the United Kingdom, we set different tuition fee rates for students whose status is “home” (ie United Kingdom or European Union) and those whose status is “overseas”.

Tuition fees for EU students

European Union postgraduate taught students enrolling in the 2019/20 academic year will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and eligible for the same tuition support as Scottish domiciled students for the duration of their studies. This will still be the case in the event of a Brexit no deal scenario.

The UK Government has confirmed that EU postgraduate research students commencing their studies in 2018/19 and 2019/20 will retain their fee status and eligibility for Research Council support for the duration of their programme.

Future funding arrangements for EU students will be determined as part of the UK’s discussions on its future relationship. For further information see the postgraduate applicants from the EU webpages.

EU postgraduate applicants

Determining your fee status

When you apply to study with us we will attempt to calculate your tuition fee status based on the information you provide in your application about your nationality and country of domicile.

You will be notified of your fee status through the Applicant Hub once you have submitted your application.

Applicant Hub

If we have not been able to determine your fee status, you will need to complete a Fees Status Questionnaire.

Find out more about how we determine your tuition fee status:

Scholarships and Student Funding: tuition fee status 


The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) explains the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the "home" rate rather than the "overseas" rate: