I am recently given 2 conditional offers from universities in Scotland and they both considered me as an international student(i am vietnamese and i have permanent resident permit there).As i have heard from people in my class(my last IB year) that if you have lived in the EU for at least 3 years then universities would consider you as an EU student hence pay the EU tuition fee!
I am very interested to know whether this infomation is correct or not.I have looked at directgov ,UKCIsa and each university page but i didn't find anything particully useful.
Can anyone confirm this?
Thank you very much
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- Thread Starter
- 07-02-2010 13:34
- 07-02-2010 13:49
You should be considered a UK student if you have been resident in the UK for three years (before 1st Sept in the year your courses starts) and are 'settled'-I.e. there are no restrictions on you staying in the UK, on the first day of the academic year your course starts, as in section 1 here:
However, if you have only been resident in another EU country and NOT the UK, then I don't think you can pay home fees-the only people who qualify in this case are UK, EU or EEA nationals. You also would not qualify if the main reason you were in the UK was to recieve full time education (eg, you were at boarding school).
If what's outlined on the ukcisa website applies to you though, I would suggest you ask the universities you've had offers from to reassess your fee status.Last edited by heidigirl; 07-02-2010 at 13:53.
- Thread Starter
- 07-02-2010 19:26
Thank you for your (REALLY;REALLY quick)reply
I thought of calling the unis too but I decided to find out more before calling them+ it would take ages for them to reply .I will do as you have suggested