HE fee assessment in Scotland

This course offers an introduction to the regulations that determine who must be charged ‘home’ fees and those who can be charged ‘overseas’ fees for higher education in Scotland. We will also consider instances where eligibility for the middle-rate ‘RUK’ fee is provided for. The course is aimed at fee assessors.  

We will not cover every category of eligible student but will concentrate on the categories of eligible student that a fee assessor is likely to come across most frequently.   

The course consists of three webinars, each lasting two hours. You will need to attend all three. Part 1 covers key concepts. Part 2 and Part 3 explore the key categories which you are likely to come across most frequently. We aim to look at the categories for:  

  • ‘Relevant connection’ with Scotland 
  • Irish national, ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands or Republic of Ireland 
  • ‘Long residence’ 
  • ‘Person with protected rights’, who is an EU national or the family member of an EU national 

 We also aim to look at some of the asylum-related fee status categories and those categories aimed at people with certain specific immigration statuses. 

In addition, we will look at the extra fee status provisions made by the Scottish Government in its various guidance documents.  

Each of the categories we look at will be briefly summarised, and you will have the chance to work on case studies to test your knowledge. The course is participative, and between the sessions, delegates will be asked to read about the categories in our published web info. This ensures you already have some familiarity before the course, so we can focus on knowledge testing, questions and interaction in the webinars. 

The course takes place over Zoom. It is essential that, at the same time as attending the Zoom sessions, you also have access to UKCISA’s web info on Scotland fee status. 

Date and times of the 3 sessions (you must attend all 3): 

Part 1 Thursday 5 May 2022, 10am-12pm 

Part 2 Thursay 5 May 2022, 2:30pm-4:30pm 

Part 3 Friday 6 May 2022, 10am to 12pm 


  • Date(s): 05 May 2022, 05 May 2022, 06 May 2022
  • Price: £255 for UKCISA members and Student Unions, and £450 for non-members
  • Location: Webinar
  • Email: training@ukcisa.org.uk