University tuition fees are charged at one of four rates depending on your fee status: Home/EU (standard), Home/EU (ELQ), Islands, Overseas. A government-imposed quota restricts us to a maximum of fourteen Medicine students each year who are classified as overseas for fees purposes. It is therefore recommended that you resolve any uncertainty about your fee status as soon as possible after you have submitted your application for admission.
Do be aware that citizenship does not in itself determine your status for fees purposes. The issue is decided according to the facts of each case, having regard to where the student has been 'ordinarily resident' for the three year period to 31 August prior to commencing a course at a British University. In most cases, the main purpose of this residence must not have been for educational purposes.
Advice from the University on determining status for fees purposes can be found on the University fee status page. General information on fees status is also available from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (see www.ukcisa.org.uk), a national advisory body that provides advice for international students. Please note that UKCISA does not carry out assessments of individual circumstances.
If you would like specialised guidance after you have made your application, do contact the University’s Fees Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org), making sure you attach the questionnaire available for download from the University fee status page. Please note that detailed assessments cannot be carried out until an application for admission has been made.