UPDATE: Persons granted leave under Ukraine Schemes: 'home' fees for HE in England

19 May 2022

UPDATE of 19 May 2022: England's Department for Education has now published the regulations about this category, so full details about the eligibility requirements for the category have been added to the UKCISA web page on England: HE fee status. If you want to see the regulations that introduced the category they are The Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2022 (S.I. 2022 No. 534).


ORIGINAL STORY published on 29 April 2022: 

England's Department for Education makes the regulations that decide who is entitled to pay fees at the 'home' rate in England (UKCISA does not make the regulations). The Department for Education announced in a letter to students on 27 April 2022 that it will be introducing a new category of person who will be entitled to pay fees at the 'home' rate, and receive Student Support: 'Persons granted leave under the Ukraine Schemes'. 

The category will be for persons granted leave under the Ukraine Family Scheme, the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme or the Ukraine Extension Scheme.

We won't know the precise requirements a person needs to meet to fit the category until the Department for Education issues regulations setting out all the detailed requirements. However, we do know that there will be no requirement for persons to have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years before the start of their course.

The Department for Education has told UKCISA that the category will exist from 1 August 2022. We will ....[update this story].... when the regulations are issued, with all the precise requirements.