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Fees for a British citizen currently living overseas
The general rule is that you should have been a resident in the UK (boarding school does not count as residence) for the three consecutive years prior to starting university.
There are exceptions to the rule and if you can demonstrate that the family were living outside the UK temporarily and unavoidably because of a parent's employment, this might be accepted as evidence that you would otherwise have been a resident in the UK.
Universities have the discretion to decide the fee status of their students, based on the information you will need to supply and based on case law and the guidelines.
For more information go to the UKCISA website at:
and the UK Government website at:
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