Residence requirements (for fees) in Scotland

This workshop is for those who:

  • are assessing or advising on fee status in higher education and further education; and
  • have attended UKCISA’s ‘Framework for fees (Scotland)’ course within the last 3 years and/or who are already familiar with the prescriptive elements in the Scottish fees regulations relating to ‘ordinary residence’; and
  • need to engage with processes to navigate the various judgement calls around ‘ordinary residence’ – mainly temporary absences, residence in more than one country, temporarily working or studying ‘abroad’ and whether the ‘main purpose’ of residence in the residence area was for receiving full-time education

While in the majority of cases these requirements can be decided upon quite easily, the minority of cases where judgements are more difficult (or appear to be) can cause much anxiety and end up being very time consuming for those working with students.

Participants on this workshop will identify processes that are fair and effective for dealing with these more difficult issues. This is a highly participative workshop.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • identify appropriate processes for deciding whether or not someone has been, or should be treated as having been, ordinarily resident in the relevant 'residence area'
  • identify appropriate processes for deciding whether the main purpose for being ordinarily resident in the relevant 'residence area' has been for receiving full-time education


There will be no time on this workshop to cover the basic frameworks for assessing fee status. Only those who have already attended the UKCISA's 'Framework for fees (Scotland)' course should consider booking on to this workshop. However, please contact us on the email below if you would wish discuss the suitability of this workshop for you and/or colleagues.

This workshop does not deal with any issues relating to advising students on immigration status or nationality.

This workshop has a maximum of 20 participants.

  • Date(s): 20 March 2020
  • Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Price: £240 members, £160 students’ unions, £450 non-members
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Main contact: Will Burton
  • Telephone: 020 7288 4330
  • Email: