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    So yeah...I got an unconditional offer from one of the unis I applied to but I don't like DON'T have the money to pay for my accommodation. And no, my parents CAN'T help me. I also can't get a job and pay rent because I'm not a British citizen...because if you're not a UK citizen you need a work permit in order to get a job...and it's almost impossible to get a work permit if you're not already a student.

    Any suggestions of what I can do other than hang myself, shoot myself, put a needle in my eye etc?
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    (Original post by kelpic)
    So yeah...I got an unconditional offer from one of the unis I applied to but I don't like DON'T have the money to pay for my accommodation. And no, my parents CAN'T help me. I also can't get a job and pay rent because I'm not a British citizen...because if you're not a UK citizen you need a work permit in order to get a job...and it's almost impossible to get a work permit if you're not already a student.

    Any suggestions of what I can do other than hang myself, shoot myself, put a needle in my eye etc?
    Firstly contact the university to see if they have any bursaries or grants that you are eligible for. Are you eligible for a student loan?

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    To qualify for student finance as a student from England, you will need to meet all of the residence requirements. Generally, on the first day of the academic year in which your course starts, you must:

    * be a UK national or have 'settled status' in the UK (under the terms of the Immigration Act 1971)
    * be ‘ordinarily resident’ in England
    * have been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the three years immediately before starting the course - and not wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education

    Students who are settled in the UK may also be eligible if they have exercised a right of residence in the EEA or Switzerland before returning to the UK to study.

    You’re 'ordinarily resident' somewhere if it’s where you normally live. It doesn’t matter if you’re out of the country temporarily from time to time.

    'Settled status' means that there are no immigration restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK.

    But this doesn’t cover all circumstances - even if you don’t meet these criteria, you may still qualify for student finance.
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...rted/DG_171575

    Failing this, if you really can't pay and your parents can't either then a commercial loan would seem to be your only option? I assume your home country does not provide any sort of financial support like a student loan?
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    (Original post by kelpic)
    So yeah...I got an unconditional offer from one of the unis I applied to but I don't like DON'T have the money to pay for my accommodation. And no, my parents CAN'T help me. I also can't get a job and pay rent because I'm not a British citizen...because if you're not a UK citizen you need a work permit in order to get a job...and it's almost impossible to get a work permit if you're not already a student.

    Any suggestions of what I can do other than hang myself, shoot myself, put a needle in my eye etc?
    You are allowed to work. Not automatically but you can apply
    If you are a student in the UK, you can engage in employment for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full time work during vacation periods from your course without obtaining an Accession Worker Card!

    However, you must first obtain a Registration Certificate confirming that you are exercising a Treaty Right as a student. To apply for a registration certificate you should use application form BR1, which will get you a Yellow Card.

    If you wish to work for more than 20 hours a week during term time you will need to obtain an Accession Worker Card for this purpose, unless the work is part of your vocational training.
 
 
 
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