Ask The Complete University Guide
Do you have a question for the Complete University Guide? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our experts will be in touch soon.
Where appropriate, we’ll publish your question anonymously on our website and/or our social media accounts to help other students.
If you prefer for your question not to be published, please let us know in your email. Read our full terms and conditions.
Home or overseas fees?
The rule is that normally you should have been resident in the UK for three years before starting university.
Universities decide on the fees status for each applicant. They will not make a determination until an application has been received through UCAS an an offer made. It is possible to make a case for home fees and to do so you might have to start the process by posing the question. (Universities are likely to presume international fees status if they receive an application from an overseas address). Each university will have a procedure for making a determination and it is likely that you will need to furnish them will information, complete a questionnaire, send copies of birth certificates. Clearly, it is in the applicant's interests to be as co-operative and clear as possible in providing a full set of supporting information.
You may be interested in reading further at the UKCISA site.
I hope this helps.