I have an ILR but I'm a foreign citizen(non-EU). I stayed in the UK for the past three years for non-educational purposes. This makes me eligible for the home fee status.
I want to apply to medicine courses, but I'm wondering if I should wait for one more year to get a UK passport before applying.
Afaik being eligible for home fee status means I won't be competing for international places, which is a very small number. However, I'm wondering if, in reality, unis unofficially prefer British citizens over others with ILR. e.g. They're looking for people who would stay in the UK forever and work for NHS as long as possible.
If yes, I'll wait one more year and take the life in the UK test. My country of origin does not allow dual citizenship though. So I'll have to abandon it to get a UK passport. I don't plan to go back, so it's fine, but still, it is quite a big decision for me + ofc i'd like to save a year if possible.