EU students: your fee status
Now that Britain has left the EU, your fee status depends on your circumstances and what ongoing agreements exist between the UK and your country. Your fee status won’t change if you have already started your studies.
If you live in the EU (excluding if you are from the Republic of Ireland) and do not have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, your fee status will be ‘EU’ and you will be charged an international tuition fee rate.
If you accepted an offer in 2020-21 but deferred entry until 2021-22 or later, and do not have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, your fee status will be ‘EU’ and you will be charged an international tuition fee rate.
New students with the right to live in the UK
Circumstances that may entitle you to a 'home' fee status include:
- you have settled or pre-settled status under the UK's EU Settlement Scheme
- you are from the Republic of Ireland and living in the UK on 31 December 2020
- you are British but live in the EU
- you have dual UK/EU nationality and live in the UK
If you have already started your studies, your fee status will not change - even if you would be given a different status under the new rules.
If you are an undergraduate student currently on a degree programme and have so far had your tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government, you will continue to get your fees paid for the rest of your programme.
If you have started your postgraduate studies, or will start before the end of 2020, you will keep your starting fee status for the whole of your programme.
Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) funding
If you start your undergraduate or postgraduate studies in 2020, you can apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for funding and your tuition fee status will not change for the duration of your degree programme.
This applies if the UK leaves the EU with a withdrawal agreement and in the event of a no-deal Brexit.