Fee status

Your fee status category will affect the tuition fees that you will pay, and also your scholarship eligibility.

As part of the admissions process, we will need to identify your fee status. We will assign all students to one of the following categories:

  • Home
  • International
  • Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

To find out the tuition fees for different fee status groups, please look at the individual course information page, which you can find through our undergraduate course listing and postgraduate course listing.

In most cases, we are able to assign your fee status using the information on your application. However, in some cases, we will need to ask you some further questions.

You can find out more about fee status from the UKCISA website.

Fee status Questionnaire

You should complete the fee status questionnaire if:

  • We have asked you to give us more information.
  • You think you have been given the wrong fee status.

If you are asked to complete this, please download the questionnaire by using the relevant link below.

When you have completed the form, you should send it to:

Undergraduate courses: ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk, with a copy of your passport.

Postgraduate courses: pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk, with a copy of your passport.

How will Brexit affect tuition fees?

Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the UK government has announced that EU students will no longer be eligible to pay Home fees and will pay the same fees as other international students. The government’s accompanying press release can be found on the gov.uk website. This change will apply to students starting a course from 1 August 2021. Those who start their course before this date will not be affected, and will continue to pay Home fees, if they have met the eligibility criteria.

The government has now issued a new set of regulations that give effect to these changes. The regulations are complex, and we are awaiting further guidance on how they should be applied.

Until the University has a full understanding of the changes to the fee status regulations, we are unfortunately not able to make fee status assessments for all students who will be starting courses from 1 August 2021. In a number of cases, we are simply not able to advise whether a student will qualify for Home fees, or whether they will be required to pay International fees. Please do bear with us as we work through the implications of the recent changes.

In the meantime, you can find more information in the briefing document and FAQs published by the government. These give further details on a number of categories of student, including:

  • Those with pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • UK nationals living in the EEA, Switzerland and British or EU Overseas Territories
  • Irish citizens living in the UK, Islands or Ireland

Students who fall into one of these categories may find it useful to follow these links to gain a better indication of how likely it is they will qualify for Home fee status.

There is also some useful information on the UKCISA website including a useful news article on the new regulations.

Contact the admissions team

If you need any further information, please contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions
ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk or telephone us on +44 (0)1524 592028

Postgraduate Admissions
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk or telephone us on +44 (0) 1524 592032