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    I'm very fearful that i may not be eligible for student finance for one questionable and confusing reason. If anyone can help me, i'd greatly appreciate it!

    Okay so, i live in an British overseas territory in the Caribbean. I've applied for my British passport and got it this year. I thought that would put me in the clear for student fees and finance. However, as stated in the "Do i qualify for student finance?" section on this website it says:

    To apply, you must:

    • be a UK national or have settled status (that is, no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK);
    • normally live in England; and
    • have been living in the UK for at least three years before the first day of your course.

    The red section has me confused. I haven't been to the UK before, so clearly I haven't lived there for 3 years, however, i have lived in my country for 3. Am i still eligible as a UK student? Or do i need to try and apply as an EU student?

    Plenty thanks for any response!
    • Official TSR Representative

    Official TSR Representative
    Hi There,

    Sorry you're not entitled to funding.

    You need to be living in the UK for 3 years before the start of your course in order to be eligible for funding.


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