University of St Andrews fee status query Watch

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I'm wondering if the fee status eg. home (Scotland/EU), rUK... effects the likelihood of receiving an offer from the university.
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I'm wondering if the fee status eg. home (Scotland/EU), RUK... effects the likelihood of receiving an offer from the university.
it does, significantly.
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it does, significantly
which classification/assessment tend to have the highest offer rate?
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which classification/assessment tend to have the highest offer rate?
This is just based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for overall offer rates for undergrads (i.e. for all courses, some courses e.g. IR/Econ/Management will be more competitive than others e.g. Art History/Geology):
- Internationals (60-70% offer rate typically)
- rUK (45-50% offer rate typically)
- Scottish (35-45% offer rate typically)
- EU (5-15% offer rate typically)
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Do you think its worth appealing... dual national, both parents are too, used to live in the EU
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Do you think its worth appealing... dual national, both parents are too, used to live in the EU
it's based on where you have been living for the last 3 years
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it's based on where you have been living for the last 3 years
I have lived in the UK for the last 3 years, but classed as an EU returner as lived in the EU when I was 8-9
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I have lived in the UK for the last 3 years, but classed as an EU returner as lived in the EU when I was 8-9
i've never heard of the concept of an EU returner so i would look into whether you have grounds to appeal. bear in mind your fees will be 9k a year if you get in as an RUK student
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i've never heard of the concept of an EU returner so i would look into whether you have grounds to appeal. bear in mind your fees will be 9k a year if you get in as an RUK student
I’d rather pay RUK fees and go to St. Andrews than pay them and go to Bristol lol
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I’d rather pay RUK fees and go to St. Andrews than pay them and go to Bristol lol
i suppose. good luck as i am absolutely sure it counts as discrimination not to treat you according to your residence for the last 3 years, especially if you only lived in the rEU for a bit
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i suppose. good luck as i am absolutely sure it counts as discrimination not to treat you according to your residence for the last 3 years, especially if you only lived in the rEU for a bit
Thank you! If anyone has any experience of this it would be greatly appreciated. Do you think I could appeal it after a rejection or would it yield “I’m sorry but we had a particularly strong field of applicants this year” response and them flatly denying it had anything to do with fee status?
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Thank you! If anyone has any experience of this it would be greatly appreciated. Do you think I could appeal it after a rejection or would it yield “I’m sorry but we had a particularly strong field of applicants this year” response and them flatly denying it had anything to do with fee status?
definitely don't wait until you've been rejected as they won't review the same application
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would it be possible to contest a descision where i was classified as home (scotland/EU) based on a parents nationality when i have lived in England all of my life?
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would it be possible to contest a descision where i was classified as home (scotland/EU) based on a parents nationality when i have lived in England all of my life?
yes if you have lived in England all your life you are a rUK applicant and they have made an administrative error
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yes if you have lived in England all your life you are a rUK applicant and they have made an administrative error
Look at the Edinburgh website. It states that parents dual nationality leads to being classified as EU. It’s not a very transparent system. Not sure I have grounds for appeal after seeing the Edinburgh website.
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Ask for a fee redetermination. The rules differ from uni to uni.

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Ask for a fee redetermination. The rules differ from uni to uni.

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Do you have any experience with the Scottish unis? Me and parents are all dual, lived in the EU for a year 2008-2009... I get the impression an appeal will be futilw
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Do you have any experience with the Scottish unis? Me and parents are all dual, lived in the EU for a year 2008-2009... I get the impression an appeal will be futilw
Yes, I do, went to uni in Scotland and worked in Clearing, UCAS trained. Like I said, rules differ from uni to uni
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Yes, I do, went to uni in Scotland and worked in Clearing, UCAS trained. Like I said, rules differ from uni to uni
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I was born in Switzerland, lived there for the first 13 months of my life, because of my fathers job. I have lived exclusively in England since then. I am British, have a British birth certificate, passport etc. Both parents British. However I have been classified as Home/EU by St Andrews and would rather not be because of the strict quotas.
I asked for a fee redetermination yesterday and got this reply today:
“As all of the above criteria are fulfilled by your circumstances, we are legally obliged to assess your fee status as Home (Scotland/EU). Applicants cannot choose their fee status - it must be assessed within the confines of the legislation”
I would suggest anyone with doubts or queries approaches them directly and you will get a quick, definitive answer. I’m pretty disappointed as my chances of an offer have dipped to about 5-10%
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