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Important fee information for international students
The Scottish Government is implementing a mandatory new national levy to cover the costs of NHS clinical teaching for overseas students. These costs are met for UK and EU students by the Scottish Government and the funding is commonly called ‘Additional Cost of Teaching’ or ‘ACT’. The levy to cover this cost will come into force in August 2016 and means that all medical students, who pay Overseas tuition fees, commencing their studies in 2016/17 will now be required to pay the annual national levy from academic year 2016/17 onwards.
Why has the levy come about?
From August 2016, the Scottish Government is introducing the requirement for a contribution to the cost of clinical teaching provided by the NHS in Scotland for all overseas (non-EU) medical students. All Scottish universities are subject to this requirement. The University will collect and pass on the levy to NHS Education Scotland (NES), which then allocates ACT funds within the NHS. It is not a change to the tuition fee itself, which remains as advertised to you by the University and stipulated in the offer letter.
How much is the levy?
The levy has been set at the annual figure of £10,000 per year. This means that from September 2017 and each subsequent year of study, you will be required to pay an annual sum of up to £10,000; this will be a cost to you in addition to and separate from your University tuition fees.