Tuition fees

Overseas nationals living in the UK : your fee status

Work out your fee status if you are not a UK, EU, EEA or Swiss national who lives in the UK, including if you are an asylum seeker or refugee.

Work out your fee status

We use guidance from the Scottish Government, which shows which fee status you are likely to be assigned based on your circumstances.

The Education (Fees and Student Support) (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (

Select the section that most closely reflects your circumstances to find out what your fee status is likely to be.

Please note the status given here is not guaranteed. We consider each application individually, based on the answers you give in your fee status questionnaire after you apply for your degree programme.

If you are not a UK, EU, EEA or Swiss national

Asylum seeker and refugees

Tuition fee rates

Once you know your fee status, you can check the current fee rates on our tuition fees pages.

Find your tuition fees

SAAS Eligibility 

Each University within Scotland is responsible for making their own fee status assessments within their legislative frameworks. The regulations by which SAAS defines a 'home' student for funding, may differ form how the University of Edinburgh chooses to define a home student for tuition fee purposes. 


For definitions of some of the key terms on this page, check our guide to fee status definitions.

Definitions of fee status terms