Verification of fee status for undergraduate degree courses

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 fee status you declared in your application is consistent with the other information provided, 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, you should contact the Admissions Service by email at and ask for a formal ruling.

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

Please follow the link below for more information about how we assess your fee status:

Home or Overseas Fee Status

Students from the European Union

Nationals of the EU who are ordinarily resident in a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) may be eligible for a tuition fee loan.

The criteria to determine eligibility are very similar to those used by Student Finance England, although applicants must have spent the required period of residence within the EEA. Please contact the Admissions Service for more information.

You can find more information on the UK government's Student Finance webpages:

Student Finance

The University anticipates that EU undergraduate students admitted in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 will pay the same fees throughout their course as UK students. The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting in September 2017, September 2018 and September 2019 will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants, and will be for the duration of their course even if the UK exits the European Union during that period.

UK government statement on funding support for EU students: 2017

UK government statement on funding support for EU students: 2018

UK government statement on funding support for EU students: 2019

More information about the University's response to the vote to leave the EU is available on our EU referendum webpage:

Advice about the EU referendum result