Fee status

Your nationality, the country where you normally live, and the course you choose to study all determine the cost of your tuition fees. Tuition fees for each course can be found on the individual course page.

What is my fee status?

Your fee status tends to be the same as your current country of residence but it is not always this straightforward. We will confirm your fee status with you when we offer you a place at the University.

Your fee status can be one of the following:

Home (Scottish)

If you are a UK citizen, your home is in Scotland and you are studying in Scotland, you will probably be classed as a home student. Home student tuition fees are shown on each individual course page, with part-time and distance learning fees also available.

RUK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

If you are a UK citizen who lives in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, then you are probably classed as Home Rest of UK (RUK) student for fee purposes. We are committed to keeping our fees for RUK students affordable and our central location and campus facilities helps make the cost of studying away from home more manageable.

International and European Union (EU)

If you are not a UK national and you are commencing your studies in Scotland in the 2021-2022 academic year or later, you will be considered as International for tuition fee purposes. From January 2021, students from the European Economic Area (EEA) are subject to immigration rules similar to all other non-UK nationals and are therefore required to apply for a visa for entry to the UK. Please visit the Scottish Government website for more information.

Republic of Ireland (RI)

Irish nationals who are living in the Common Travel Area of the UK, Islands or Ireland and are starting a course of study in Scotland in session 2021-2022 or later will be entitled to apply to SAAS for funding. The funding available depends on your residence eligibility. More information can be found in the Q&A section of the SAAS website, under ‘EU students commencing in session 2021-2022 or later'.

We are an international University and we have a thriving international community attending our UK campuses. We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that can help with the cost of university study.

You will find all full-time fee rates on each course page and part-time and distance learning fees are also available.

Offer letters from the University will contain further information on your fee status, tuition fees and immigration requirements. Your fee status will be reviewed as part of the University's admissions process based on the information you provide in your application. We look at what your status will be on the 1 August on the year of entry. If we can't determine your tuition fee status automatically, we will ask you to supply more information.