Tuition fees

Work out your fee status

Before you can work out how much you will pay for your programme, you need to know what your fee status is.

What is a fee status?

Your fee status determines how much you will pay in tuition fees. It is based on your nationality and where you are ‘ordinarily resident’. 


For undergraduate degrees, fee status is divided into:

  • Scotland Fee Rate

  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Fee Rate (Rest of the United Kingdom) 

  • EU

  • Overseas/International

  • Graduate Entry (Veterinary Medicine and LLB Ordinary)
    • applicants who already hold a degree level qualification


For postgraduate degrees, fee status is divided into:

  • Home (UK)
  • EU
  • Overseas/International
  • Online Learning
    • all online learning students pay the same rate

EU, EEA and Swiss students 

The UK’s transition out of the EU ends on 31 December 2020. After this date, the fee status of new students from, or currently living in, the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, will depend on: 

  • your nationality 

  • where you live 

  • how long you have lived there 

  • if you have settled or pre-settled status in the UK 

If you started your degree before 31 December 2020, your fee status will stay the same for the duration of your studies.  

Fee status levels for EU students

UK nationals living in Europe

If you or your immediate family are from the UK but live in Europe, you may be entitled to a 'home' fee status.

UK nationals living in Europe tuition fee status

Asylum seekers 

We classify students seeking asylum from within the United Kingdom as equivalent to ‘Scottish domiciled’ for tuition fee purposes in session 2021-2022. 

Asylum seeker tuition fee status and scholarship 

Find out your fee status 

If you are unsure about what your fee status is, visit the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website for information on the current fee status regulations. 

Check the fee status guidance for studying in Scotland on the UKCISA website 

Learn what the fee status terms mean 

Our definition list provides the meanings of terms you will find on the UKCISA website. 

Definitions of fee status terms 

After you apply 

Your fee status is not confirmed until after you apply for admission. 

If there is not enough information in your application to work out what your fee status is, we will ask you to complete a fee status questionnaire. 

Once you start studying, your fee status cannot be updated if your circumstances change. 

Confirming your fee status after you apply