Guide

Fee status assessment

The University of Dundee, like other Scottish Higher Education institutions, charges different fees depending on your Fee Status

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Our fee status assessment is based on the University’s interpretation of the Education (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

Your Fee Status is calculated by our student management system using the information that you provided in your application. The specific fields that are considered in the calculation of fee status are:

  • Nationality / Dual Nationality
  • Area of Permanent Residence
  • Residential Category
  • Address of current and previous educational institutions
  • Address of current and previous work experience

Types of Fee Status

Your Fee Status may be one of the following:

Scottish

  1. you are a UK national or have right of residence in the UK
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in Scotland
    and
  3. you have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years and you are resident in Scotland at the point of application

EU

  1. you are an EU national or the family member of an EU national
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in a non-UK EU country (or EU Overseas territory)
    and
  3. you have been resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are resident in the EU (or EU Overseas Territory) at the point of application

or

  1. you are a UK national and have lived or worked in a non-UK EU country
    and
  2. you have been resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are resident in the EU or EU Overseas Territory at the point of application

Rest of UK or RUK

  1. you are a UK national or have right of residence in the UK or are a citizen of the UK since birth
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in England, Wales, Northern Ireland (or a British Overseas territory)
    and
  3. you have not lived or worked in a non-UK EU country
    and
  4. you have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years and are resident in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or a British Overseas territories at the point of application

Channel Islands or Isle of Man

  1. you are a UK national or have right of residence in the UK or are a citizen of the UK since birth
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man
    and
  3. you have not lived or worked in a non-UK EU country
    and
  4. you have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years and are resident in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man at the point of application

Overseas

  1. you are a non-EU national
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in a non-UK EU country

or

  1. you are a UK or EU national
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in a non-UK EU country for a period that cannot be defined as temporary. (The University of Dundee define temporary absence as less than 6 years.)

or

  1. you are a UK or EU national
    and
  2. you have been ordinarily resident in the UK or EU for a period of less than 3 years prior to commencement of the course
    and
  3. your previous absence from the UK or EU cannot be defined as temporary. (The University of Dundee define temporary absence as less than 6 years.)

 

What is my fee status?

Admissions staff review and verify the student management system calculated Fee Status in line with the information provided in your application. We email you a Fee Status Notification to advise you of your verified status. We are unable to make Fee Status assessments without a fully completed UCAS or Direct application.

If we need further information

Occasionally, insufficient information has been provided in the submitted application to make an assessment on Fee Status. In these cases, we will contact you via email and ask you complete a Fee Status Questionnaire using My Applications on eVision. Completed questionnaires will be assessed by the University's Fee Status Panel.

There will be a deadline in the email. Failure to complete the Fee Status Questionnaire by the deadline may result in your Fee Status being assessed on the information already provided. This may then result in a higher Fee Status being applied.

Appealing a Fee Status assessment

If you believe that your Fee Status has been incorrectly assessed, you can Appeal up to 14 days following receipt of the Fee Status Notification. In order to submit an appeal you must complete a Fee Status Questionnaire using My Applications on eVision and upload any evidence which proves that your Fee Status has been incorrectly calculated.

Appeal requests are reviewed by the University of Dundee Fee Status Panel. Each case is reviewed and signed off by two panel members.

The panel meets regularly, however, a decision may take up to 28 days. The decision of the panel members, including reasons for the decision, will be communicated via email.

A second appeal can be raised and will be assessed by the Head of Admissions. The outcome of this appeal will be final and communicated via email within 28 days.

How Fee Status affects a University of Dundee offer

Admissions offers are made on the basis of the Fee Status you have been assigned. In accepting an offer of study from the University of Dundee via the offer accept transaction on UCAS Track or the University of Dundee My Applications portal, you are accepting our Fee Status assessment and will be liable for the related tuition fee for the entirety of your studies for your degree.

Fee Status and the tuition fee payable in year 1 are communicated in all subsequent Admissions communications including your Offer Email, Firm Acceptance Email and Confirmation of Admission. You will also be able to view this on the My Applications portal.

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Last updated

4 September 2019

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