I would be very grateful for some advice please, I cannot find the answers on the website.
My daughter is 16 years old and has just completed year 12 at a New Zealand High school. She wishes to continue her education at a University back home in UK after completion of year 13. Our family are all British having resided all our lives in UK until we moved to NZ in 2007. We are intending to move back to UK at the end of this year. We have our family home in UK which has been rented out since we moved to NZ. My question is, are we able to apply for a place at University for my daughter in 2012 as we have not been residing in England for the last 4 years? Previously, all my daughters education has been in England, just the last 4 years away.
Thank you very much and we are very grateful for any advice you can give us.
Alison Patterson [ Admin ]
Your daughter can apply to university in the UK. All applications are made through UCAS. I think the question you are asking is how will she be classified for fees. Universities decide on the fees status of applicants following application and based on the provision of documentation and explanantions by the applicant. They usually use a pro forma which they ask you to complete although I have noticed that some will designate "overseas" automatically based on address and the onus is on the applicant to make the case otherwise. Decisions are made on a case by case basis.
for guidance, bearing in mind that universities have discretion to determine fees status based on the information provided by you.
You are unlikely to get any university to predict how your daughter will be classified for fees. She will be expected to apply through UCAS (www.ucas.com) and complete the university's request for additional information before a ruling is made.