Scotland: Fees and Student Support for those under Ukraine schemes

30 April 2022


The Scottish Government makes the regulations that decide who is entitled to pay fees at the 'home' rate in Scotland (UKCISA does not make the regulations). The Scottish Government has announced the following in a news item published on its website on 14 April 2022:

"Displaced Ukrainian students settling in Scotland will be given access to free tuition and living cost support, subject to parliamentary approval.

"Under new proposals from the Scottish Government, Ukrainians wishing to embark on a further or higher education course from academic year 2022-23 will be eligible for free tuition and living cost support, providing they have submitted an application to the Homes for Ukraine, Ukraine Family or the Ukraine Extension schemes."

It appears there will also be emergency hardship support for Ukrainian students already studying in Scotland.

We won't know the precise requirements a person needs to meet to be eligible for free tution and living cost support until the Scottish Government issues regulations setting out all the detailed requirements. The article says that regulations are "due to be laid in parliament in early May. Subject to Parliamentary approval, they will come into force on 1 August 2022, which is the first day of the 2022-23 academic year".

We will alert you on the UKCISA newswall when any regulations are issued by the Scottish Government and once we have assessed the precise requirements.


A similar announcement has also now been made by England's Department for Education. See our news item, Persons granted leave under Ukraine Schemes home fees for HE in England.