How do we determine your fee status?

The UCO is responsible for determining each applicant’s fee status for the purpose of paying tuition fees. We assess your fee status based on UK Government legislation.

As we are a publicly funded educational institution, we charge two levels of fee: a lower 'home' fee and a higher 'overseas' fee. Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria.

For further guidance, please contact the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) or visit the UKCISA website.

All UCO students will be required to complete a fee assessment form and provide documentary evidence to determine their fee status. This will then be used to determine whether you are eligible for the Home/EU fee or the International fee.

All new international students starting a course at the UCO are required to pay a deposit of £1,000. All students are expected to pay the deposit prior to creating a CAS (Confirmation for Acceptance of Studies) with UK Visas and Immigration; this is to enable students to apply for a visa.

How to submit your Fee Assessment Form

Download and complete a Fee Assessment Form and return it to along with a copy of the personal details section of your passport. You may also be asked to provide documentary evidence of your status. We will then assess your fee status.

If you have any queries please contact us.