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    Hello there!

    I am interested in applying for graduate level courses in UK universities later this year/next year (for beginning in 2018), however I have been studying in the US under an F1 visa for the past four years (finishing it this year). On the fees website of each university it states than you need to be 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for the past three years to attain home status. Each year I have been abroad I have returned home to the UK (I was born and raised here) and obviously maintained my permanent residency and family ties, as well as receiving treatment on the NHS, etc. However, I can't find a clear answer as to whether or not I would receive home or overseas fees in this situation!

    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!
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    (Original post by Matt_01)
    Hello there!

    I am interested in applying for graduate level courses in UK universities later this year/next year (for beginning in 2018), however I have been studying in the US under an F1 visa for the past four years (finishing it this year). On the fees website of each university it states than you need to be 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for the past three years to attain home status. Each year I have been abroad I have returned home to the UK (I was born and raised here) and obviously maintained my permanent residency and family ties, as well as receiving treatment on the NHS, etc. However, I can't find a clear answer as to whether or not I would receive home or overseas fees in this situation!

    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!
    Studying abroad on a temporary visa would not change your residency - you'd be considered home for fees and support purposes.
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    Studying abroad on a temporary visa would not change your residency - you'd be considered home for fees and support purposes.
    Yes but it's four years away from home in the US, on this it states that one must be 'ordinarily resident' for the three years prior to beginning, which I have not been? I'm so confused and stressed about this. I've e-mailed several universities but I've been told I can't get an answer because it's all individual and you need to submit an application first.
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    (Original post by Matt_01)
    Yes but it's four years away from home in the US, on this it states that one must be 'ordinarily resident' for the three years prior to beginning, which I have not been? I'm so confused and stressed about this. I've e-mailed several universities but I've been told I can't get an answer because it's all individual and you need to submit an application first.
    Ordinary residence is where you would ordinarily live if not for temporary visas/education/work abroad.

    Temporary absence does not effect it. Temporary means non-permanent. An educational visit (even one lasting years) will be temporary.
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    Hi Matt_01

    This is correct, you can have a temporary break from living in the UK as long as it was temporary and you can prove this as may may ask you to show evidence of this. If you had emigrated this would not be temporary.

    Thanks
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    Hi Matt_01

    This is correct, you can have a temporary break from living in the UK as long as it was temporary and you can prove this as may may ask you to show evidence of this. If you had emigrated this would not be temporary.

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    Thank you so much for the response!(PQ as well). For evidence, would simply my US bachelors and/or a (would be) expired F1 visa be enough?
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    Hi Matt_01

    Yes, the visa, your bachelors would be great. We ask for as much information as possible, if you have any letters from the study provider with start and end dates this may help too. We look at these on a case by case basis.

    Thanks
 
 
 
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