All decisions follow the UKCISA Framework for Fees guidance, we are not able to make exceptions for any students. Our decision will always match that of the Student Loans Company.
Before you start your studies at the University of Hertfordshire, we need to determine whether you will be classed as a Home or International fee payer, you will be asked to complete an assessment form and provide some documentary evidence.
Definitions of Home and International Students
The definitions on this page are only a very brief summary and there are a number of exceptions to the conditions listed.
For a full list of the fee status, please visit UKCISA - Definition of fee status assessment.
The amount of Tuition fees will depend on whether you are a Home or International student, you will need to satisfy the University that you meet the requirements so that you can be placed under the correct fee category. The University may ask further evidence from you to complete their assessment.
Home students are those living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK.
In order to be classed as a Home student you normally need to meet all of the following criteria on the first day of the first academic year of the course:
If you have acquired ‘settled’ status whilst studying you may be able to switch from paying ‘overseas’ fees to paying ‘home’ fees for later years of your course.
Temporary absence - If you have been absent from the UK in the three years before you start the course, you will need to prove you were lawfully living and settled in the UK during that period, apart from temporary or occasional absences.
There is no rule of thumb for what counts as a temporary absence, decisions are made on an individual basis. For guidance, refer to the full guide on UKCISA Website
EU STUDENTS - REGISTERING BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2021
If you are an EU student and start your studies on or before 31 July 2021, you will be classed as a home student. To be eligible you must:
If you do not fall under the home fee definition, then you will be classed as an international student.
From 1 August 2021, new EU students will also pay international tuition fees.
If you have previously been told you did not qualify for ‘home’ fees, please check the UKCISA’s pdf guide, to see if you meet the new requirements.
If you are not sure in which of the above categories, you fall under - a full list and clarification is given in the UKCISA Framework for Fees of Higher Education fee status and there may be other Frameworks that you may fit into depending on your circumstances.
Remember that you need to meet all the criteria for any one category. If you do, you can request a review of your fee status for academic years that start on or after 1 August 2024 by contacting the Student Enrolment Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a query about your fee status, after your Admissions offer (whether you are classed as a Home or International student), you can contact the Student Enrolment Team (email@example.com), they will send you a form for you to fill in to help us get some more information about your personal circumstances.
- If you need to complete a fee assessment form you will receive a link to the form via email.
- Complete the form and attach any required documents as soon as possible to avoid delays.
- Not completing this form will result in delays with your registration process.
Please note that in busy periods our response times may be longer than usual.