Work out your fee status
Part of working out how much you will pay for a programme depends on knowing what your fee status is.
What is fee status?
The tuition fee you will be charged is dependent on your fee status.
We work out what your fee status is based on the information in your application about nationality and where you are ordinarily resident.
For undergraduate degrees, fee status is divided into:
- Home (Scotland and EU)
- Home RUK (rest of the United Kingdom)
- 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)
- Online Learning
- all online learning students pay the same rate
We classify students seeking asylum from within the United Kingdom as equivalent to ‘Scottish domiciled’ for tuition fee purposes in session 2020-2021.
The Scottish Government has confirmed it will meet the cost of tuition fees for eligible undergraduate EU students starting or continuing their degrees in 2020-21, for the duration of their degree programme.
Funding and tuition policy for EU students starting in academic year 2021-2022 or later has not yet been confirmed.
This is because the Scottish Government is awaiting the outcome of EU exit negotiations between the UK Government and the EU.
For more information, please refer to guidance on the SAAS website and our updates for EU applicants.
Find out your fee status
If you are unsure about what your fee status is, visit the UKCISA website for information on the current fee status regulations.
Learn what the fee status terms mean
Our definition list provides the meanings of terms you will find on the UKCISA website.
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, you will need to complete a fee status questionnaire.
Once you start studying, your fee status cannot be updated if your circumstances change.