An EU student is generally someone who in an EU citizen and has been ordinarily resident in the EU, the EU overseas territories, elsewhere in the EEA or Switzerland for the three years immediately before their course and will be here on the first day of the first academic year of the course (the relevant date) For the majority of students who start their course in the autumn term, the relevant date is 1 August.
If you have any doubt about your residency eligibility please contact Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) or speak to one of our Financial Support Advisers.
Further information about these conditions, and exceptions that apply, is available in the SAAS guide to the residence conditions
The tuition fees for your course depends on the course you’re on, your level of study and where you permanently live. To find out the fees for each course please go to the appropriate course page or view our undergraduate fees for 2019/20.
Undergraduate students who usually live in the EU can apply to have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or have any doubt about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde.
The Scottish Government has confirmed its continued support for EU students, extending its guarantee around free tuition for EU undergraduate students commencing their studies in the 2020/21 academic year. This will apply for the duration of your studies.
The Scottish Government has announced that EU students starting their studies from 2021/22 will not be eligible for tuition fee support.
We’re currently awaiting further details from Scottish Government and we will keep you informed of relevant developments.
Student loan & bursary
EU students are not usually able to apply for a student loan to help cover their living costs.
Although most EU students aren’t able to apply for a student loan and bursary in certain circumstances EU students may be able to apply for full support. For example:
- if you have been in the UK for more than three years before you start your course
- if you moved to the UK for work you may be eligible for full support as a migrant worker (this may also apply if you moved with a family member who is working in the UK)
You can find our more information in the SAAS “exceptions to the general residence conditions” booklet. If you feel you meet the criteria for full support you should contact SAAS or speak to one of our Student Financial Support Advisers at a drop in session.
How to apply
If you're coming as a new student, you don't have to wait until you have an offer from us to apply to SAAS for your funding. Get ahead of the crowd and complete your online funding application when SAAS opens in mid-April.
All applications are for one academic year only, so make sure you apply every year
Visiting undergraduate (non-graduating, receiving credits)
Visiting EU nationals applying to the University on a non-graduating basis are required to pay tuition fees for their study period at Strathclyde.
Students coming for one semester will be required to pay approximately 50% of this fee depending on how many credits they are taking.