Changes to Fee Status
The level of tuition fees you are liable for is based on your fee status, which we assess based on government regulations. The criteria we use are listed in our Fee assessment guidance notes [pdf] and other useful information is available from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
Please be aware that the College will not assess your fee status until we have received a formal application from you.
***Continuing students proceeding into the 2021-2022 academic year, need to submit their fee status questionnaire before 01 September 2021. New students are not eligible to apply for a fee assessment once your course has started. You can however apply before the next academic year starts. Applications must be submitted between 01 July 2021 and 01 September 2021. We do not back date fee status changes any changes in fee status will be reflected in the proceeding academic year.
Assessing Fee Status
When we receive your application we will make an initial decision on your fee status based on the information you have given us.
If we do not have enough information to make a decision then we may ask you to complete a fee status questionnaire and supply additional evidence so that we can make our assessment. You do not need to complete a questionnaire unless we ask you to do so.
Please note that fee statuses are solely assessed by Registry and not Student Finance.
Requesting a Change in Fee Status
If you have been classed as an Overseas student and you feel, based on our Fee assessment guidance notes [pdf] that this is incorrect then you can ask to have this reviewed. Please submit a copy of the fee status questionnaire, together with any additional evidence you may have, to the Student Records Team. You can either scan and email the questionnaire, hand it in at the Student Hub, or return it by post.
If you disagree with an assessment we have made after receiving your fee status questionnaire then you should complete and return a Fee Status Appeal Form to the Student Records Team.
Please note that it is not normally possible to amend your fee status once you have registered as a student and begun your degree at Imperial, so you should contact us as soon as possible if you feel our assessment is not correct.