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SAAS funding for Scottish and EU domiciled students: FOI release

Published: 21 Dec 2017
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
21 Dec 2017
SAAS funding for Scottish and EU domiciled students: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/17/03011
Date received: 12 December 2017
Date responded: 20 December 2017

Information requested

How many students studying degree level courses at Scottish universities, had their tuition fees paid by public funding for the 2016/17 and 2017/2018 academic years?

This should be broken out by:

  • Students resident in Scotland
  • Students resident elsewhere in the EU

On the 15 December 2017 we sought clarification to your request and you confirmed that for point 1 you were only looking for undergraduate degrees and for point 2 you were only interested in non-payable tuition fee funding.

Response

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested:

  • SAAS have paid the tuition fees of 82,830 Scottish domiciled students studying degree level courses at Scottish universities in 2016/2017 and have so far allocated tuition fee support to 84,010 Scottish domiciled students for 2017/2018 session.

  • SAAS have paid the tuition fees of 13,570 EU domiciled students studying degree level courses at Scottish universities in 2016/2017 and have so far allocated tuition fee support to 13,325 EU domiciled students for 2017/2018 session.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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