Tuition Fee Status and Assessment

Tuition fees are set at different levels for Home and International students. Before you begin your course we must establish your tuition fee status. 

Eligibility criteria for Home fee status can be found on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website.

Unfortunately we are unable to carry out fee assessments in advance of study applications being received.

The Tuition Fee Assessment Process

In many cases, we will be able to assess your fee status without needing any additional information and your status will be confirmed if/when you receive an offer to study at the University.  However, if we need further information or documents to determine this then you contacted directly and asked to complete our online Fee Assessment process.  You will be asked to complete an online tuition fee assessment form‌ and provide copies of supporting documentation.  In certain circumstance your fee status may also be reviewed during the application process which may result in your status changing after offer.

The UK government confirmed on 23 June 2020 that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support for courses starting in the academic year 2021/22.  EU, EEA and Swiss nationals commencing their studies in the 2021/22 academic year will therefore be charged the international rate of fee unless they fall into certain categories.  Please refer to the UKCISA guidance to check whether you meet any of the criteria.

Change of Immigration Status

If you have a time restricted immigration permission for your stay in the UK and are successful with your application, we will regularly check for any updates on your immigration status during your studies. This information will be confirmed with the Home Office.

If at any point during the application process or after you start your studies, we are informed that your immigration status has changed, such that you are no longer permitted to study at the University, you must leave your studies immediately; your ability to resume your course will be dependent on your immigration status and the time elapsed during any break in study. The University’s tuition fee refund procedure will apply.  

Contact us

For further information contact the Fee Assessment Team on +44 (0)161 275 5000  or email feeassessment@manchester.ac.uk