If one of your students is planning to study in the United Kingdom and wants to attend a publicly funded university or college, their fee status (whether they pay full-cost fees or a subsidised fee) will be determined by the UK institution they plan to attend.
Before they decide which university or college to attend, they need to be absolutely certain that they can pay the full cost of:
Make sure that your student includes all expenses when working out how much it will cost. You can get information to help work this out accurately from the international offices at universities and colleges, UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) and the British Council.
UNIAID provides a useful finance calculator for international students, to help them manage their money while studying in the UK.
The UNIAID Student Life Wiki is an interactive university guide which allows students to view and edit articles about their town, University, living costs, and much more.
There may also be scholarships available. Their local British Council office (or their website) should have information about general scholarships. Universities and colleges will put information about their own scholarships on their websites.
If your student is a British student but they live outside the UK, or an EU citizen, they may be eligible for financial help to cover the cost of tuition fees for studying in England, Northern Ireland or Wales. The GOV.UK website has further information.
They may be eligible to apply for financial help to cover the cost of tuition fees if:
In some circumstances, students from EEA countries or Switzerland may also be able to apply for help with living costs. If your student or their parent, guardian or partner were temporarily employed outside the EEA and Switzerland for all or part of the three-year period, they may still qualify for finance.
If your student is an EU citizen and would like to study in Scotland, please advise them to visit SAAS for more information.
Your student will need to contact the universities and colleges that they are considering for precise information on course fees and financial help available. Most universities and colleges will also display this information on their websites.