Fees & Funding

Find out what funding options are available to help you pay for tuition and living expenses


Fee classification

All students attending university in Scotland are classed as either Scottish / EU, Rest of the UK (England, Northern Ireland & Wales)or overseas students for tuition fee calculation. There are considerable differences between home and overseas rates, so it's important that we get every assessment right.

Determining your fee status

We determine tuition fees in accordance with the Education (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011. In most cases we can classify you on the information contained on your UCAS or University Application Form. However if this is not possible we will ask you to complete a Tuition Fee Classification Questionnaire so we can assess your fee status. Guidance on how to complete the form is available in the document.

Further information and advice

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland has downloadable forms and information to advise you on your fee status.

If you would like independent advice, a good place to start is UKCISA (UK Council for International Students Affairs). Staff on the UKCISA helpline are experts in the field of immigration law and can offer free and impartial advice based on your circumstances.

The helpline telephone number is +44 (0)20 7107 9922, and is open from Monday to Friday, 1pm - 4pm (GMT).

UKCISA also provide helpful guidance on their website Student Support: Applying in Scotland.