Fee status

There are different fee levels for UK/EU and international students.

Your fee status determines the level of fee you will be asked to pay, as well as what access you'll have to bursaries and some other forms of support.

What determines fee status?

Your fee status is decided according to:

  • your nationality or immigration status
  • your ordinary residence

Guidelines for fee status are established by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA). The regulations are detailed and there are some exceptions for refugees and frontier workers.

Each university and authority you deal with makes its own decision about your fee status, based on UKCISA guidelines.

Are you eligible for home fee status?

In order to be classified as a Home/EU student for fee purposes, you would normally need to have UK/EU nationality and to have been ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area for the past three years.

Time spent in the UK/EU for educational purposes is not counted as ordinary residence and some sorts of time spent abroad can be disregarded.

Students living in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are charged the same fee as UK/EU students.

Not sure what your fee status is?

If you're unsure what your fee status is, in the first instance you should consult UKCISA (ukcisa.org.uk). If you're still not sure, you can complete our fee status form:

Our Admission Policy states: "By accepting our offer of admission, applicants are accepting the University's decision in relation to their fee status. This decision is made on the basis of the available evidence at the time. Once candidates have enrolled with the University, decisions can only be changed in certain specific and exceptional cases and a change in fee status may or may not be backdated to the point of initial enrolment. Where applicants consider that our decision is incorrect, they are required to query this prior to enrolment" For this reason, you're advised to complete the fee status form as soon as possible if you feel that your fee status may be incorrect.

Returning your fee status form

Before enrolment

Please return the completed form by post, email or fax to the Undergraduate Admissions Team:

  • Post: Undergraduate Admissions, Student Recruitment & Admissions, University of York, York, YO10 5DD
  • Email: ug-admissions@york.ac.uk (subject: Fee status assessment)
  • Fax: 01904 323538
After enrolment

Please complete the form above and return by post, email or in person to the Student Records and Visa Compliance team:

  • Post: Student Records and Visa Compliance, Student Services, University of York, York, YO10 5DD
  • Emailstudent-records@york.ac.uk
  • In person: Student Hub, Market Square (Office hours Term time: 9am - 5pm, Vacation: 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday)