Fee status

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

All students are categorised as either ‘home’ or ‘international’ for the purpose of tuition fees. This is your ‘fee status’. It will affect the tuition fee rate you will pay and your eligibility for certain scholarships.

The University will assess your fee status as part of the admissions process, these decisions are taken separately from academic decisions.

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.

How do we assign you a fee status?

The University will assess your fee status in line with the regulations provided by the UK Government's Department for Education. These regulations describe which categories of student are eligible to pay Home fees. We also use the guidance provided by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

UKCISA describes all the requirements a student needs to meet to fit one of the categories to be eligible for the home fee rate.

We do not use or accept any sources other than the relevant regulations and the guidance provided by UKCISA to assess a student’s fee status category.

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.

What is a fee status questionnaire?

If we are not able to assign you a fee status category based on the information in your application, we will email you to explain this and will ask you to complete a fee status questionnaire.

The questionnaire will ask for further information about factors such as your nationality, immigration status and your ordinary residence. The UKCISA website has useful definitions of these and other frequently used terms.

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.

Download the questionnaire

Please download the questionnaire by using the link below. The file is a Word document.

Completing the questionnaire

Please take time to read the questionnaire carefully. It is important to complete this as thoroughly as possible so that the University can make an accurate and quick decision.

As well as answering the questions you will need to provide evidence such as a copy of your passport photo page or other evidence of your immigration status.

If you tell us you have Settled or Pre-Settled status we will need you to provide us with a share code from the Government website so that we can verify this.

Returning the questionnaire

When you have completed the questionnaire, you should:

Undergraduate courses
Email it to ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk with a copy of your passport and any other supporting documents.

Postgraduate courses
Upload the questionnaire to your online application if you are able or alternatively email it to pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk with a copy of your passport and any other supporting documents.


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