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Fee status assessment

Updated on 14 November 2022

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 2022

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

The relevant date is dependant on when your course starts:

  • 1 August to 31 December, the relevant date is 1 August in that year
  • 1 January to 31 March, the relevant date is 1 January in that year

Types of Fee Status

Your Fee Status may be one of the following:

Home Scottish

  1. you are a UK national or settled in the UK (as defined in the regulations)
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in Scotland
    and
  3. you have been resident in the UK for the 3 year period immediately prior to the relevant date and you are resident in Scotland at the point of application

Or

  1. you are an EU national or the family member of an EU national living in the UK before the end of 2020
    and
  2. you have settled or pre-settled status
    and
  3. you have been resident in the UK, EEA or Switzerland for the 3 year period immediately prior to the relevant date and you are resident in the UK at the point of application

Or

  1. you are an Irish national settled in the UK
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in Scotland at the point of application
    and
  3. you have been ordinarily resident in the UK, Islands and Ireland for the three years immediately prior to the relevant date

Or

  1. you are a UK national living in the EEA or Switzerland
    and
  2. you lived in Scotland for at least 3 years immediately prior to moving to the EEA/Switzerland and you have lived in the UK, EEA or Switzerland for the 3 years immediately prior to the relevant date

Rest of UK (RUK) / Channel Islands or Isle of Man

  1. you are a UK national or settled in the UK* (as defined in the regulations) *this does not include EU nationals with pre-settled/settled status 
    and
  2. you are ordinarily resident in England, Wales, Northern Ireland (or a British Overseas territory)/Channel Islands or Isle of Man 
    and
  3. you have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to the relevant date and are resident in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or a British Overseas territories /Channel Islands or Isle of Man at the point of application

or

  1. you are an Irish national settled in the Rest of the UK at the point of application 
    and 
  2. you have been ordinarily resident in the UK, Islands and Ireland for the three years immediately prior to the relevant date

or

  1. you are an Irish national with ordinary residence in the Republic of Ireland at the point of application 
    and
  2. you meet the 3 year residency conditions of residing in the Common Travel Area of the UK and ROI

or

  1. you are a UK national living in the EEA or Switzerland 
    and
  2. you lived in another part of the UK or did not live in the UK immediately prior to moving to the EEA/Switzerland and you have lived in the UK, EEA or Switzerland for 3 years immediately prior to the relevant date

International

  1. you are a non-UK national 
    and
  2. you are resident in a non-UK country (this includes EU, EEA and Swiss nationals moving to live in the UK without any form of settled immigration status)

or

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

or

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

or

  1. you are an Irish national living elsewhere in the EU (not ROI)
    and
  2. you are moving to Scotland to study

 

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 Admissions Manager. You can appeal up to 14 days following receipt of the Fee Status panel decision. 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.

If you are holding an offer and you provide additional information which supports a change in your fee status, the University of Dundee reserves the right to withdraw this offer and will reconsider your application with your new fee status

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