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manchestermom5 · 13/08/2020 09:27

Posting on behalf of a friend. She is British, lived outside the Uk for 5 years. They will be returning to the UK soon, daughter wants to do medicine. What are the problems she will face? Will she be taken as a local student?

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titchy · 13/08/2020 09:31

She'll probably be classed as international, so I hope she's well off! (Unless she has been posted abroad as a crown servant: military or ambassador for example.)

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manchestermom5 · 13/08/2020 11:47

Thank you for taking the time to reply. I presume she has to live in the UK for at least 3 years to be classed as a local student.

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titchy · 13/08/2020 12:02

As a UK citizen yes, three full years domiciled in uk.

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Jargo · 13/08/2020 12:07

@manchestermom5 Not necessarily.

If she is abroad as it's in the best interest for the British Public (ie her father's job is for this purpose) she may not have to pay international fees. Her parents need to speak to her prospective universities about this as each one does it differently.

DBS checks will be an issue though - again this is something they need to look into now as it usually requires police checks abroad and in some countries this can take a while.

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manchestermom5 · 13/08/2020 12:19

They are not that well-off! As an international student tuition fees are 3/4 times higher than a local student!

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manchestermom5 · 13/08/2020 12:21

They are not that well-off. As an international student, the tuition fees are 3/4 times higher than a local student! Do they have any other options?

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PastaAndPizzaPlease · 13/08/2020 12:30

How old is her daughter? Knowing the year group would help.

It’s worth bearing in mind that the university and student finance access separately for whether you are a home or international student.

For student finance it’s 3 years before starting your course - it doesn’t matter if the uni assess you as being a home student, you need to meet this criteria to get the loans.

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