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Your fee status will influence the level of tuition fees you are charged, and also the type of financial aid available to you including bursaries and other support.

If you are made an offer of admission to the University, your offer will state what we believe your fee status to be. This will be based on the information you have provided in your application form, and according to the relevant UK legislation, regulations and guidance published by the UK Government. We are not able to make assessments of fee status prior to an offer of admission. Guidance for the requirements for entry for students commencing their course from August 2021 is now available here: UKCISA- England Fee Status: Higher Education.

All students who are not classified as ‘home’ fee status will be classified as ‘Overseas’. If you believe that we have misclassified your fee status please read the page on Fee Reassessment.

Criteria for classification as Home (for students commencing their course from August 2021)

There are a number of requirements which must be met in order for you to be classified for ‘home’ fee status. The relevant UK legislation and regulations are the Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007 (as amended).

The legislation is complex and therefore institutions and students are generally referred to the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website for explanations of the relevant UK legislation and regulations.

Guidance for the requirements for entry for students commencing their course from August 2021 is now available here: UKCISA - England Fee Status: Higher Education. If you are unsure what your fee status is, we advise that you consult the UKCISA guidance in the first instance.

For more information on Fee Status Assessments, please also visit our Fee Status webpage.

Fee Reassessments

If you have already been admitted as a graduate or postgraduate student and disagree with the fee status you are assigned in your offer of admission, you may request a fee reassessment from the Postgraduate Admissions Office.

Please see Fee Reassessment for details. Decisions on fee reassessment will be based on the evidence that you have submitted. If you have any further, or new, information please submit this as soon after the decision as possible.

Disclaimer

The information above is intended to be a general guide to tuition fee status. The decision made by the University in respect of a student’s fee status will be subject to the relevant UK legislation and guidance in force at the time of the student’s application to study at the University. This advice above may therefore be subject to change.

Students should be aware that being classified for ‘home’ fee status does not mean you will be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England. You should consult the guidance provided by Student Finance England on whether you qualify for student finance support for your course.”