Eligibility criteria

The information provided below describes the eligibility criteria for being charged a Home (UK) or EU/International fee. Please review these guidelines before applying to be re-assessed.

Fee Status definition: The University's assessment of your fee status will determine whether you pay the lower 'Home' Tuition Fee rate or the higher 'EU/International' fee rate.  Your fee status remains the same unless your immigration status has changed, in which case, you have the right to request a reassessment of your status.

The eligibility criteria below relate only to your course tuition fees. The eligibility rules for financial student support are very different, for support advice you will need to contact the Money@CampusLife team.

New students

If you are a new student and have applied to study on an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course your Fee Status is determined by the Admissions Office, based on the information you have supplied on your course application (or via your UCAS application) and on the University's own Fee Assessment Questionnaire (if applicable). 

The Admissions Office will confirm in your Offer letter whether you will be charged 'Home' or 'EU/International' Tuition Fees. (In some cases, further clarification will be sought to determine the correct status for you before a final 'Offer' letter is issued and/or you may be advised to defer your studies until such a time that you meet the essential requirements for 'Home' rate Tuition Fees).

The University follows the guidance notes published by UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) when assessing a student's Fee Status.  These guidance notes interpret the Education (Fees and Awards) (Wales) Regulations 2007, as amended The Higher Education (Qualifying Courses, Qualifying Persons and Supplementary Provision) (Wales) Regulations 2015, as amended.

To be determined as 'Home' fee status you must fulfil the the essential conditions as referred to within the guidance. For further information and clarification, please refer to the UKCISA website, in particular, the following link Wales Fee Status - Higher Education will give further information and advice for studying in Wales.

Current students

If you are a current student and your residency status, citizenship or certain other circumstances have changed after you have accepted your Offer and have started your course, you may be eligible for a review to your Fee Status.

The main reasons where this may apply are: 

  • you (or a family member of) have been granted Refugee status, or
  • you (or a family member of) have been granted HP (Humanitarian Protection) or DL (Discretionary Leave), or
  • you (or a family member of) have become a British National or a family member of a British National, 

In each instance, all relevant conditions must be met, as set out in the Education (Fees and Awards) (Wales) Regulations 2007, as amended The Higher Education (Qualifying Courses, Qualifying Persons and Supplementary Provision) (Wales) Regulations 2015, as amended.

For further information and clarification, please refer to the UKCISA website, in particular, the following link https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Wales-fee-status will give further information and advice for studying in Wales.

If you meet one of the instances highlighted above, please complete a Fee Assessment Questionnaire to apply for a review to your Fee Status. Please scan the completed questionnaire (along with the required documentary evidence) to studentfinance. Your case will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from International@CampusLife, Money@CampusLife, Admissions Office and the Student Records Office (who may also liaise with your Sponsor with regard to your Student Support eligibility). The panel will meet once a term and you will be notified in writing of the outcome of your re-assessment.

If you are successfully re-assessed as Home fee status, you will be charged the lower 'home' rate of Tuition Fees from the start of the following Academic Year.

Fee Assessment Policy

Attached is our Fee Assessment Policy for your information