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Mechanical Engineering

Jan 2019

I came to the UK from India on a long-term visa and my sons came with me as dependents on that visa. Currently they are studying in year 11 (GCSE) and they are planning to go to the University of Cambridge to study Mechanical Engineering in 2020. I would like to know what fees will we have to pay, UK resident fees or international student fees?


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. Read more about eligibility for student finance. Look at gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies and the UKCISA website. Universities make decisions on fee status after an application has been made and the offer of a place on academic grounds has been made. Do you have settled status? Look at the definition here. The decision will probably depend on your status as residents. Contact Student Finance England or UKCISA for more advice.

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