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Your status

Tuition fees are set at different levels for home, EU and international students.

Are you eligible for home fee status?

  1. Are you a British or EU national – are you eligible to hold a British or EU passport?


    Will you have been resident in the UK, European Economic Area (EEA)* or Switzerland for the three-year period before the start of your studies at our University?

    * The EEA includes all EU member countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.


    Can you confirm that the purpose of your residence in the UK/EEA during the three-year period prior to the start of your studies was not fully or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education?

  1. Have you been granted indefinite leave to enter/remain in the UK?


    Have you lived in the UK for the three-year period before the start of your studies?


    Was the main purpose of your residency not for full-time education?

If you answer yes to all of the questions in either (1) or (2), you are eligible for home fee status.

Please note that students living in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are charged the same fee as home/EU students.

There are other ways in which you can be eligible for home fee status – see the UKCISA fee assessment guidelines for full details.

For UK universities the guidelines for assessing a student's fee status are set by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in accordance with the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997. Guidelines for fee assessment are set out by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

If you wish to clarify your tuition fee status before you apply to study at Manchester, you can review the criteria on the UKCISA website.

How we determine your status

The information you submit in your application to study with us will be used to determine your tuition fee status. 

In some cases we may require additional information from you. If this is the case, we will inform you in your acknowledgement email or letter, which we will send to you shortly after we receive your application. This letter may instruct you to fill in and return our Tuition Fee Assessment Form, along with relevant supporting documentation.

Please note that we cannot carry out fee assessments before we receive your study application. For more information, see:

Tuition fee concession for asylum seekers

We offer a tuition fee concession for undergraduate asylum seekers (whose cases haven’t yet been decided) who apply for admission to our University. This is administered solely at the discretion of the University. For further advice, email: