Fee status

In common with other UK universities, the University of Sheffield charges different tuition fees depending on whether students are classed as Home or Overseas for fee purposes.

Assessing your fee status

If your fee status is not clear from the information provided in your application, our Admissions Service will write to you to ask for more information. We will do this after we have decided whether or not to offer you a place. Please note that a ruling on your fee status is independent from the academic decision to offer you a place.

If the information provided in your application clearly indicates a particular fee status, we will not write to you. However, even if we do not contact you before you arrive at the University, your fee status may still be in question, and you may be asked to provide further information during the registration process.

It is important to raise any queries relating to your fee status before you complete your registration at the University. Fee status is only changed part way through a course in a small minority of cases, and for a specific and limited list of reasons. If we have not written to you, and you wish to query your fee status, please contact us and ask for a formal ruling.

When your status has been formally established, this will be reflected in your University record.

How we assess your fee status

Changes for EU students in 2021

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas students for fee purposes.

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' or 'pre-settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will normally still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements.

More information about the change is available on the UKCISA webpage:

Brexit – Fees and Student Support

EU students starting up to and including 31 July 2021 will normally be classified as Home students, and will retain this classification for the duration of their registration on their course.