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’. 

Your fee status is not confirmed until after you apply for admission and is assessed based on the information that is provided in your application. We will then contact you should we require further information. 

Once you start studying, your fee status applies for your entire programme and cannot be changed even if your circumstances change or the fee status criteria change. 


For undergraduate degrees, fee status is divided into:

  • Scotland Fee Rate

  • England, Wales and Northern Ireland Fee Rate (RUK)

  • Republic of Ireland Fee Rate (ROI) 

  • EU-EEA Pre/Settled Scotland Fee Rate

  • EU-EEA Overseas

  • 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 Fee Rate consisting of the below three fee rates:
    • Scotland Fee Rate
    • England, Wales and Northern Ireland Fee Rate (Rest of the UK) 
    • Republic of Ireland Fee Rate (ROI) 
  • EU-EEA Pre/Settled Scotland Fee Rate
  • EU-EEA Overseas
  • Overseas/International
  • Online Learning
    • all online learning students pay the same rate

EU, EEA and Swiss students 

The UK left the EU on 31st 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

Undergraduate Programme Changes - Current EU Nationals

If you are currently on programme, and are changing course from session 2021-22 onwards, your fee status will be re-assessed using the new Scottish Government Regulations (The Education (Fees and Student Support) (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (

If you were awarded EU tuition fees prior to session 2021-22, you will need to provide evidence of your pre-settled or settled status granted through the EU Settlement Scheme in order to retain this fee level. 

If you have been awarded SAAS funding, please see their webpages for further information Student Awards Agency Scotland - SAAS - Funding Your Future


If you have not been granted pre-settled or settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme, your fee status is likely to be re-assessed as EU/International.

Current fee status regulations

If you are unsure about what your fee status is and our guidance pages are not relevant to your situation, 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. 

Confirming your fee status after you apply