EU Fee Assessment

Information about the UK EU referendum result and UCD fees
Existing enrolled UK students will retain an EU fee status and/or an entitlement to ‘Free Fees’ funding, if they were assessed with this status, for the duration of their current degree programme.
This includes UK students that registered to a UCD programme in the 2016-2017 academic year.

UK students starting a programme in the 2017-2018 academic year, and who are entitled to funding under the current regulations of the ‘Free Fees’ scheme (UG students only) or to an EU fee status, will retain this status for the duration of their programme.

*Please note that this form must be completed and returned to student.records@ucd.ie before the EU Fee Assessment process can begin.


Undergraduate Students EU Fee Assessment

Students who do not qualify for “free fees” under the Free Fees Initiative may qualify for the standard rate of EU fees.
Where you do not qualify for either “free fees” or EU fees status, you will be liable for the full rate of non-EU (International) fees.

How it works
This flow chart provides a graphical overview of how we assess eligibility for the EU fee rate.

Graduate Students EU Fee Assessment

Graduate students ordinarily resident* in the EU/EEA/ Swiss Confederation** for a minimum of 3 of the 5 years prior to registration at UCD may be entitled to pay fees at the standard EU rate. For a list of tuition fees visit www.ucd.ie/students/fees.

Graduate students who are not, or have not been, ordinarily resident* for the minimum required period in the EU/EEA/ Swiss Confederation** must pay tuition fees at the non-EU (International) rate. For a list of tuition fees visit www.ucd.ie/students/fees.

How it works
This flow chart provides a graphical overview of how we assess eligibility for the EU fee rate.

Definitions

*Ordinarily resident  means being resident in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation for a minimum of 183 days in any one calendar year for a minimum of 3 years

**EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation Visit www.studentfinance.ie for a list of countries

Read this quick guide for UCD applicants..

EU Fee Assessment

Where you have been auto-assessed as being liable for non-EU fees you may apply for EU Fees Assessment provided you meet one of the below conditions (N.B. Students who accepted an international place on a programme are not eligible for EU fees. They may be reassessed for future programmes):

(a) For all applicants aged under-23 on 1 September of year of entry to a programme: (b) For all applicants aged 23 or over on 1 September of year of entry to a programme: Notes:

Exceptions:

Applicants classified for fee purposes as non-EU will not be permitted to change their fee status following admission to their programme.

Applicants who have been classified as non-EU for Undergraduate registration may be reassessed for graduate registration.


EU Fee Assessment (acceptable supporting documentation)

(a) For applicants aged under 23 on 1 September of year of entry to a programme: (b) For applicants aged 23 or over on 1 September of year of entry to a programme:

EU Fee Assessment (process)

In order to apply for EU fee assessment you should deliver copies of the appropriate documentation (see above section: EU Fee Assessment - acceptable supporting documentation) to the Student Desk in the Tierney Building or submit them electronically to student.records@ucd.ie. Alternatively you may post your documents to Student Records – UCD Registry, Belfield, Dublin 4. You will be advised if the documentation you have provided is adequate or if further documents are required.

Students are assessed for EU/non-EU fees based on the information provided by the applicant, and students must meet strict criteria. Once received, we will review your documentation to see if you meet the ordinarily resident requirement or one of the exceptions mentioned above. A decision regarding your application will be advised to you by email within 10 days of your complete application being received.

If you feel that your application was incorrectly assessed, please email student.records@ucd.ie for clarification or to provide further supporting documentation.

Children of Irish Emigrants and other qualifying European Citizens

Following the Minister for Education’s announcement on Friday, 14 March 2014 regarding changes to how third level fees for the children of Irish emigrants will be assessed; the current position is as follows: We will continue to update this web page as further guidance is provided by the HEA and Department of Education.