How to get home fees status
September 13, 2012 2:53 PM Subscribe
How can I qualify for home fee status in the UK for medical school?
posted by carolinaherrera to Education (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking about attending medical school in the UK as a graduate-entry student.
It's much easier to get admission/funding if I am a home fee status student. I'm trying to figure out if this is possible, or if it might be possible if I wait a couple of years.
- I am a dual US/EU citizen. (NOT UK)
- I have been in the UK for the past 3 years on a student visa through my US passport. However, I've had the right to remain under my EU passport. I didn't have a passport for my EU citizenship when I first started and I've been on the same (US citizen-living-in-the-UK) visa since. I have another couple of years on this visa, but I could re-enter on my EU passport easily.
- My boyfriend is a dual US/UK citizen. He doesn't live in the UK. If we got married someday, would I get home fees status right away?
- Home fees seem to come into effect when you live in the country as a resident, but not for educational purposes. I'm not sure if being in the country, and studying means that I am ONLY there for educational purposes.
- Would re-entering the country on the EU passport help?
- Working part-time in the UK while I complete my degree?
- Something else?
- Other EU countries (like Ireland) appear to use similar rules. For example: "An applicant’s principal residence for the purpose of taxation must have been in a European Union Member State for a minimum of 3 of the 5 years prior to entry to university. Prior residence as a full-time student alone does not qualify a student for EU fee rates."
Does this "alone" part mean that I need something else to qualify? Or that being a student disqualifies me?