International Fees, Funding, and Scholarships
Studying overseas can be a great investment in your future although before you begin, it is important that you think carefully about the costs involved and how these will be funded.
Throughout your studies, you will be expected to pay for your University of Lincoln tuition fees in addition to living expenses such as accommodation and food. To help you plan your finances, this page contains information regarding the tuition fees you will be expected to pay, our wide range of international scholarships, and information and advice regarding living costs and creating a budget. We encourage you to read this page carefully before starting your application to the University of Lincoln.
As a student at the University of Lincoln, you will be required to pay tuition fees for each year of your course. Depending on the type of programme and study level, the cost of tuition can vary. For information on specific course fees, please see individual course pages.
To help you manage the cost of your tuition fees, there are a range of instalment options and payment methods available, however these can vary depending on your student status.
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Tuition Fee Status
In the UK, university students are classified as either Home or Overseas students in relation to the cost of tuition fees.
Your student status, and therefore the level of tuition fee you are required to pay, is determined by your nationality and the country where you usually live.
To qualify for Home student status, the main eligibility criteria are to either have:
- UK nationality and have been domiciled in the UK for three years prior to the first day of the first year of your academic course (the main reason for residing in the UK must not have been for the purpose of full-time education)
- Or been granted refugee status by the Government
- Or been granted ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or ‘humanitarian protection’ by the UK Home Office and been domiciled in the UK and Islands since having been granted that status
- Hold settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
This list is not exhaustive. A detailed schedule of the categories into which students can be classed as Home or Overseas status can be found on the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.
Please note that as a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union some rules relating to tuition fee status are subject to change. We will provide further information about this as soon as possible but please check the UK Council for International Student Affairs website for regular updates.
Decisions on Your Student Fee Status
An initial decision on your student fee status will be made based on information you provide as part of your application.
If we are unable to determine your fee status from this information, you will be asked to complete a fee status questionnaire and provide additional information.
If you do not meet the criteria for Home fees, or you do not provide sufficient evidence to be classed as a Home student, you will be classed as an Overseas student for tuition fee purposes.
Appealing a Student Fee Status Decision
If you feel a mistake has been made in assessing your fee status, you can appeal our decision by replying to our confirmation email.
When appealing, you should provide:
- Details of the grounds on which you feel an incorrect decision has been made;
- Additional evidence to support your appeal.
Please note that we will not be able to consider an appeal if additional evidence is not provided.
Changing Fee Status After Enrolment
Gaining Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) part-way through a course will not, on its own, change your fee status. Similarly, acquiring three years' ordinary residence after starting your course will not change your fee status.
In certain circumstances, it may be possible to change your fee status. For example, at the start of your second or third year if you were to be granted refugee status and, as a result, meet requirements for Home fees.
For further information, please see ‘Becoming home after the course has started’ on the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.
The information you provide when completing the fee status questionnaire will be used by the University solely to determine whether you are classified as a "Home" or "Overseas" fee paying student and will be processed in accordance with the University of Lincoln’s Data Protection policy.
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