Residency

Residency

To be treated as a Scottish home student you must meet all of the following three conditions:

  1. You normally live in Scotland on the first day of the first academic year of the course (usually 1st August); and
  2. You've been living in the UK for 3 years before starting your course.
  3. You're a UK national or have 'settled status' (no restrictions on how long you can stay).

If you don't meet all of the three conditions, you may still be eligible for some elements of support if you meet the requirements of one of the other UK residency categories listed:

  • You're an EU national, or family member of an EU national.
  • You're a refugee.
  • You're under humanitarian protection (as a result of a failed application for Asylum).
  • You're a migrant worker.
  • You're a child of a Swiss national; or
  • You're a child of a Turkish worker.
  • You're a Syrian Refugee (VPRS).

You must also normally be living in Scotland on the first day of the first academic year of the course.

You can find out more information on residency on the SAAS website here