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    Hi does anyone have any experience re residential category for the UCAS application. I was born in London to British parents and have a UK passport. Aged 1 I moved to France and then Republic of Ireland so lived outside the UK, but in the EU for 15 years. I am now living in Scotland and have been for the last 2 years. I don't have the 3 year residency qualification but I can't see that that I am UK settled, which is what the forms seems to say, as I am a UK citizen by birth! I would appreciate any help on this.
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    (Original post by SamSqueak)
    Hi does anyone have any experience re residential category for the UCAS application. I was born in London to British parents and have a UK passport. Aged 1 I moved to France and then Republic of Ireland so lived outside the UK, but in the EU for 15 years. I am now living in Scotland and have been for the last 2 years. I don't have the 3 year residency qualification but I can't see that that I am UK settled, which is what the forms seems to say, as I am a UK citizen by birth! I would appreciate any help on this.
    This isn't actually used by most universities so you'll be safe to put "UK Citizen - Scotland" without hitting the 3 year residence rules - universities might ask for you to complete a fee assessment questionnaire and you may have to jump through extra hoops when you apply for funding from SAAS in a few months (so make sure to apply nice and early). If SAAS approve you as eligible then universities will normally defer to that over any other assessments.

    The rules for Scottish fee status is listed here: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...tus#layer-6057

    The rules for assistance from SAAS are listed here: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...ort#layer-6199

    Worst case scenario - you might need to take a gap year so that you meet the 3 year residency rules (but given that you were in the EEA that might not be necessary - it's just a bit complicated by the fact that scottish universities are 0 fees for scottish students and that you moved from England > EEA > Scotland)
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    Thank you very much for your reply. It seems rather complicated but I did put down I was UK Scottish. I just became worried as I've now received some offers and I didn't want to have filled out my ucas wrong. Hopefully I can get my fees application sorted.
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    If you are applying this year, you are liable for UK/Home fees. So that you have been outside the UK but within the wider EU is all that matters.

    You have not lived outside UK/EU, and its only then that the 3 year rule / or 'settled' is important. You don't need to worry about this. You are in no danger of being asked to pay Overseas fees if you apply this year.

    Just list the schools where you have studied in the Education section and ask your referee to explain that you have lived in a range of countries, and possibly the reason why, in the reference.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    If you are applying this year, you are liable for UK/Home fees. So that you have been outside the UK but within the wider EU is all that matters.

    You have not lived outside UK/EU, and its only then that the 3 year rule / or 'settled' is important. You don't need to worry about this. You are in no danger of being asked to pay Overseas fees if you apply this year.

    Just list the schools where you have studied in the Education section and ask your referee to explain that you have lived in a range of countries, and possibly the reason why, in the reference.
    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. That is very helpful, i feel reassured that I have done the right thing on my application.
 
 
 
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