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Tuition fee status

Learn more about your fee status and which tuition fees are relevant to you

If you are starting a course in 2021/22, the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) may affect your tuition fees.

The Government has announced that, following the end of the UK’s transition period on 31 December 2020, EU, EEA and Swiss nationals applying for the 2021/22 academic year will be subject to international fees.

This means that the fees you will pay will depend on what you study, your nationality, where you live and how long you have lived there.

Please note that further information is to be provided/confirmed by the Government and we will update our website as and when it is. Visit the Government website for further details.

Home fees

Applicants that live in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Alderney and Gibraltar; and have ordinarily been a resident there (or elsewhere in the UK and Islands) for the last three years, will normally be classified as home students for fee purposes. 

In addition to having at least three years residency, you will also need to be settled in the UK. This means that you must have indefinite leave to enter/remain in the UK (i.e. you must not be subject to, under immigration laws, any restriction on the period for which you may stay in the UK).

If you are an EU/EEA student and you started your course in 2020/21 or earlier:

  1. Existing rules around financial support and home fees will still apply
  2. This means you will retain your fee status as long as you remain on the same course of study

Pre-settled status

Applicants that declare one of the below statuses on their application will be requested to complete a Fee Assessment Form so that we can determine your fee status:

  • Refugee
  • Humanitarian Protection or similar
  • Settled in the UK
  • EU Settlement Scheme

Please be aware that we are awaiting final confirmation from the UK Government on the Student Support regulations and this legislation determines the fees that we can charge students starting in September 2021. We are therefore not yet able to determine whether a non-UK national with pre-settled status will qualify for home fees for September 2021 entry. We will update our website once this information becomes available.

International fees

Following the end of the UK’s transition period on 31 December 2020, if you are a EU, EEA or Swiss national student starting a course in the academic year 2021/22, you will become subject to international fees.

In addition, you will need to apply for a Student Visa prior to arrival to study at LJMU, see further information.

Fees for deferring students

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national student who has deferred your entry from 2020/21 to 2021/22, you will no longer be eligible for home fees and instead, you will be charged in line with international students.

If you have any questions or need expert advice, please get in touch with one of our advisers.

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