The University determines the tuition fee status of a student in accordance with UK Government legislation - the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 2007 (Statutory Instrument No. 779) states that students who are classified as 'overseas' may be charged a higher level of fee than those classified as Home students.
The University uses a Fee Status Questionnaire (FSQ) to determine an applicant's fee status. If you are a UK national and have lived in the UK for your entire life then you would normally expect to be classified as a Home student, but if this is unclear from the application reviewed by our Admissions Team it may be necessary to ask you to complete a questionnaire.
If you are a national of any other country or you have lived for a period of time in another country then you will be sent an FSQ as part of the general admissions process.
We can only provide a formal fee classification on receipt of a completed FSQ and we are unable to provide a formal assessment via telephone or email.
The UK government has confirmed that for 2021/22 entry EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status and financial support from Student Finance England.
It does not go into all the detailed requirements, which will only be clear once the regulations themselves are issued, along with guidance to accompany the regulations. It is only once those regulations and accompanying guidance are issued that individuals can be certain they qualify.