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University Of Edinburgh Fees

Tuition fee status

How we determine your fee status for fee paying purposes.


Definition of tuition fee statusAll Scottish universities are required to determine fee status in accordance with regulations approved by the Scottish Parliament – the Education (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

Your tuition fee status and the level of tuition fee that you pay is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ‘ordinarily resident’.

Information on fee statusUKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides a detailed information for students which explains the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the ‘home’ rate and not the ‘overseas’ rate for study in Scotland.

Fee status categoriesLike other UK universities, there are different levels of tuition fees for students whose status is home or overseas and at Scottish universities there are also different home fee levels for undergraduate study. Please see below for an explanation of the fee status categories we use:

CodeDescriptionFurther Explanation
AIncoming ExchangeExchange – no tuition fees due by student
BEU/EEA fee rateEU national who is normally resident in the EEA – includes UK citizens who have utilised their right of residence in the EU or have a parent who is an EU (non-UK) citizen
DOverseas/International fee rateInternational/Overseas fee rate applied as student does not meet criteria for a home rate of fee
EEU/EEA resident: Graduate Entry BVM&S and LLBGraduate Entry – BVM&S and LLB
IChannel Islands & Isle of Man fee rateResident in the Channel Islands & Isle of Man
LOnline Distance LearningOnline Distance Learning programme where one fee for all fee status categories
NUK fee rateUK national who is normally resident in UK (applies to PG students and UG students on programme before 01/08/2012 ) includes those with ‘settled’ status**
REngland/Wales/Northern Ireland fee rateUK national who is normally resident in England/Wales/N Ireland – includes ‘settled’ status**
SScotland fee rateUK national who is normally resident in Scotland – includes ‘settled’ status**
QQuery – tuition fee status to be establishedQuery – fee status to be determined
ZQuery – EU-EEA domicile to be establishedQuery – Scotland/EU or RUK* fee status to be determined

**‘settled’ status – have Indefinite Leave to Enter or Remain in the UK or Right of Abode