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Fees for UK passport holder living in Switzerland wanting to study in Scotland or England

My daughter is Swedish/UK passport holder living in Switzerland.. she wants to study in Scotland or England. I am a UK passport holder. Will she have to pay tuition fees if she study’s in the UK? What must she do?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Hi Paul,

Residence is the most important criterion in determining fees status, not nationality. How long have the family been living in Switzerland?

You should check with SAAS to find out whether she will be eligible for the EU fee in Scotland. There are issues around dual nationality (UK/EU):
www.saas.gov.uk/_forms/residence.pdf
www.saas.gov.uk/contact.htm

For England, the rules are that you should have been resident in the UK for the three years immediately prior to starting university to qualify for Home fees.

Look at:
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/university-tu.../
www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Mon...2
www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Mon...0
and also
www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies
www.gov.uk/contact-student-finance-england

The UKCISA website:
www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Mon...s

Universities make decisions on fee status after an application has been made and the offer of a place on academic grounds has been made.

I hope this helps.
CUG

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