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British Citizen Working Overseas
If you can prove you were travelling for a temporary period with the intention of returning to the UK, your residence may be considered as UK. You would need to show return flight tickets or similar evidence.
You can read more about financial support eligibility here:
Universities decide fee status on a case by case basis with reference to the guidelines, case law and detailed information provided by the applicant. Generally, a university will not make a determination until after an application has been received and the offer of a place on academic grounds has been made.
You could contact SFE:
Also look at the UKCISA website:
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. Fees status is based on residence not citizenship (it is to do with where you pay tour taxes).