All you need to know about your tuition fee status

How are my tuition fees assessed?

Your fee status is set during the application process by our Admissions Department. The Admissions team will try to establish your fee status based on the information provided on your application form. They may need to contact you by email to request further information if they are unable to determine your fee status. If you are unable to provide the information requested, you may be assessed as overseas for tuition fee purposes. 

Who determines my fees status?

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. In accordance with the Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007

UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides further information and explains the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the home rate. 

Fee status appeals

If you are dissatisfied with your fee status classification or your circumstances have changed, you can request a reassessment of your fee status. You will need to refer and locate the specific category within the regulations and submit evidence of this as part of your appeal.  

Appeals must be submitted by e-mail to

You must include the following:

  1. Your first name and surname
  2. Your date of birth
  3. Your student ID number
  4. Grounds for appeal, identifying the relevant category and criteria
  5. Appropriate supporting evidence.

Any appeals that do not specify the appropriate category (including all criteria relating to that category) or that are sent without supporting evidence will be rejected.

Important notice

Please note that by accepting an offer, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions held within that offer, including the fee status assessment. Fee status applies for the duration of the programme, therefore we do not normally change fee status which was the basis of the offer.