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    Hey guys,
    sorry if this is in the wrong section.

    I have completed my BSc (3 years) in the UK and now going on to take MSc in Sept. Someone told me that I can get my fee status changed to home student if I have studied in the UK for three years ? I have never heard that before but just to be sure so I am not missing out on anything, Is it possible ?
    They asked me to message the dean of the uni I have applied to and ask for a grant or fee reduction .... :confused:?
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    Doubt it.

    Home means you have to be resident in UK NOT for the purposes of study for last 3 years.
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    Thanks.
    I have read so myself. Maybe they meant three years of schooling.
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    (Original post by Amc21)
    Thanks.
    I have read so myself. Maybe they meant three years of schooling.
    Hmmm, doubt it .

    School = study, your pre degree stay has to be free of conditions, if you are on a student visa of any sort then you have conditions attached to your stay.

    Think your uni is trying not to lose you as a student so they are trying anything they can to take your fees.
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    The 3 years residency rule only works if you came to the UK for a reason other than education. If you came here specifically to go to uni then you will never attain Home status for fees/funding.

    It's always worth a punt - sending an email takes no time at all - but I wouldn't hold out much (if any) hope.
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    If you are on a student visa then you will have to pay overseas fee even if you have stayed in UK for 8 years on student visa. I think after spending 10 years on student visa you can get PR, and then you can pay home fee.
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    (Original post by universal_set)
    If you are on a student visa then you will have to pay overseas fee even if you have stayed in UK for 8 years on student visa. I think after spending 10 years on student visa you can get PR, and then you can pay home fee.
    Thanks,
    lets hope I don't have to stay for 10 years on a student visa lol hoping to complete my studies within 4 years time
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    (Original post by Amc21)
    Thanks,
    lets hope I don't have to stay for 10 years on a student visa lol hoping to complete my studies within 4 years time
    TBH, I don't know too much about student visa (or any other UK visa). I googled and passed the information to you

    You should check it with the university & UKBA.

    All the best.
 
 
 
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