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    Hello,

    I am a year 12 student currently researching universities. I have my eyes on CBS (Copenhagen Business School) and University of Southern Denmark. Their tuition fees are free, but I need to pay for the living.

    Would you mind telling me if I can take out a maintenance loan here in UK but still study in Denmark?

    Thanks,
    Aivis
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    Simple answer is no. The UK provides no funding for students wanting to study abroad, however, The Danish government may have some loans for international students.
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    Do you know how someone could find out about these loans? I'm considering study in Greece or Bulgaria and have found nothing.
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    Phone up Student Finance and ask them. I'm planning on studying in S.Africa from Jan to May of next year and they said that they can support me but it depends on time of study for how they can/will support you. I'm at uni so it may be different... Also you can claim for flights, vacinations, insurance and visas etc
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    (Original post by aivisindans)
    Hello,

    I am a year 12 student currently researching universities. I have my eyes on CBS (Copenhagen Business School) and University of Southern Denmark. Their tuition fees are free, but I need to pay for the living.

    Would you mind telling me if I can take out a maintenance loan here in UK but still study in Denmark?

    Thanks,
    Aivis
    You don't strictly get Student Finance, but there are other sources of funding.

    See http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/BritonsL...Jobs/DG_071578 for government information.

    Also contact CBS or look at their financing pages for information on loans, grants, and bursaries they might offer.
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    (Original post by Quentin)
    Do you know how someone could find out about these loans? I'm considering study in Greece or Bulgaria and have found nothing.
    What do you want to study there? And where are you from if you don't mind
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    (Original post by Quentin)
    Do you know how someone could find out about these loans? I'm considering study in Greece or Bulgaria and have found nothing.
    In Greece some banks give loans (with interest) but I don't know if a non Greek citizen can get them. You would have to check with the banks individually. I have to ask though, why do you want to study in greece? We have like 0 international students (unless you count Cypriots). I don't even know how you can apply to a uni in Greece. Do you have to take the exams like all the Greek students?
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    (Original post by jfwmb88)
    Phone up Student Finance and ask them. I'm planning on studying in S.Africa from Jan to May of next year and they said that they can support me but it depends on time of study for how they can/will support you. I'm at uni so it may be different... Also you can claim for flights, vacinations, insurance and visas etc
    Is that part of your course? If its an exchange then you get funding, but if you're actually doing a whole degree abroad and aren't registered with a UK uni then it's different.
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    (Original post by aivisindans)
    Hello,

    I am a year 12 student currently researching universities. I have my eyes on CBS (Copenhagen Business School) and University of Southern Denmark. Their tuition fees are free, but I need to pay for the living.

    Would you mind telling me if I can take out a maintenance loan here in UK but still study in Denmark?

    Thanks,
    Aivis
    I *think* EU unis have to give you the same level of loans as they give their own students? Although that could just be for fee loans. Try looking on the unis' websites.
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    (Original post by angelmxxx)
    I *think* EU unis have to give you the same level of loans as they give their own students? Although that could just be for fee loans. Try looking on the unis' websites.
    The loans don't come from the unis. They come form the government/bank. If you want money from the uni, look for scholarships. Also, I don't think they have to give you the same loan. For example, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think eu students are entitles to a non interest loan to cover their fees in the uk , like uk students do
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    (Original post by Xristina)
    The loans don't come from the unis. They come form the government/bank. If you want money from the uni, look for scholarships. Also, I don't think they have to give you the same loan. For example, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think eu students are entitles to a non interest loan to cover their fees in the uk , like uk students do
    I meant the EU countries' governments, sorry. I know the UK Govt has to give loans to EU students because that's why EU students get free uni in Scotland but English students don't. However I think it might just be for fee loans, not maintenance.
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    (Original post by angelmxxx)
    I meant the EU countries' governments, sorry. I know the UK Govt has to give loans to EU students because that's why EU students get free uni in Scotland but English students don't. However I think it might just be for fee loans, not maintenance.
    you dont make much sense, lol....if the EU students get free uni in scotland, they why do they take loans ?
    The EU students are entitled to free uni in scotland, nothing to do with loans.
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    (Original post by Xristina)
    you dont make much sense, lol....if the EU students get free uni in scotland, they why do they take loans ?
    The EU students are entitled to free uni in scotland, nothing to do with loans.
    Ok, sorry.
    EU students are entitled to the same support for fees as residents of any other EU country.

    So, because Scotland does not charge for uni to Scottish people, they have to also give free university places to other EU residents.

    Similarly, England charges £3000ish and provides loans, so the Government has to provide £3000ish loans to other EU students.

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...ries/DG_065322
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    (Original post by angelmxxx)
    Ok, sorry.
    EU students are entitled to the same support for fees as residents of any other EU country.

    So, because Scotland does not charge for uni to Scottish people, they have to also give free university places to other EU residents.

    Similarly, England charges £3000ish and provides loans, so the Government has to provide £3000ish loans to other EU students.

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...ries/DG_065322
    that's cool....I wonder if this also applies to maintenance loans though, since they are even more important
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    (Original post by Xristina)
    that's cool....I wonder if this also applies to maintenance loans though, since they are even more important
    I'm 99% sure it doesn't if the applicant hasn't lived in the UK for the last 3 years; the link is confusing but that's what it seemed to say.
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    (Original post by bethnal_green)
    What do you want to study there? And where are you from if you don't mind
    (Original post by Xristina)
    In Greece some banks give loans (with interest) but I don't know if a non Greek citizen can get them. You would have to check with the banks individually. I have to ask though, why do you want to study in greece? We have like 0 international students (unless you count Cypriots). I don't even know how you can apply to a uni in Greece. Do you have to take the exams like all the Greek students?
    I'm British but really interested in studying Balkan history. The only courses I can find in the U.K that put any sort of focus on the region are UCL and Nottingham, so I looked abroad and found history programmes I really like at Sofia, the American university of Bulgaria, and Thessaloniki, so I'm interested in applying to them as back-ups.
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    (Original post by Quentin)
    I'm British but really interested in studying Balkan history. The only courses I can find in the U.K that put any sort of focus on the region are UCL and Nottingham, so I looked abroad and found history programmes I really like at Sofia, the American university of Bulgaria, and Thessaloniki, so I'm interested in applying to them as back-ups.
    hm.....thessaloniki has a programme specifically for Balkan history? I studied something similar in Athens, and I know that most unis in Greece work the same way so I know for example that the History and Archaeology department in Thessaloniki (the one you are talking about I am guessing) won't be specifically on balkan history. In greece we have way more modules than in the UK (I had around 40) and students in the History department also have to study Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature.
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    Hey,Quentin,3 months after your request...but better late than never.I'm Bulgarian actually and regardless I'm happy you're interested in Bulgarian history,what would you do with this degree other than become history teacher in Bulgaria or Greece?
    In other words-how do you make money on that?
    And how it's better than reading books about Bulgaria,learning the language if you will,coming for a summer to Bulgaria,travelling to the historically rich places and banging hot Bulgarian women left and right??This would take you 3 months and you'll still have time to do something that will make some dough
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    (Original post by TonyTrouble)
    Hey,Quentin,3 months after your request...but better late than never.I'm Bulgarian actually and regardless I'm happy you're interested in Bulgarian history,what would you do with this degree other than become history teacher in Bulgaria or Greece?
    In other words-how do you make money on that?
    And how it's better than reading books about Bulgaria,learning the language if you will,coming for a summer to Bulgaria,travelling to the historically rich places and banging hot Bulgarian women left and right??This would take you 3 months and you'll still have time to do something that will make some dough
    Your degree subject doesn't have to be directly relevant to a specific career, and with a history degree there are more options than teaching (journalism, law, government etc just to name a few). The main thing is where you get your degree from, your degree classification and the transferable skills you acquire. That said, if the courses are JUST balkan history (which I doubt) then I agree that this might be a bit too specialised at undergraduate level, in which case Quentin would be better off choosing a History degree with modules in Balkan history and ideally Bulgarian/Greek language(s) too.
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    I want to go to a Uni in Greece which is an international faculty of Sheffield, does that mean I can still get the same tuiton fee loan as studying in Sheffield? (the fees are virtually the same)
 
 
 
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