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    hi, Is anyone able to tell me when you can start applying for student finance for September 2016 because I am going to South Africa for 3 months and really need to get it done before I go in 2 weeks!!
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    (Original post by oliviaprentice)
    hi, Is anyone able to tell me when you can start applying for student finance for September 2016 because I am going to South Africa for 3 months and really need to get it done before I go in 2 weeks!!
    February/March is the most precise thing I've seen. You may to have to do it when you come back.
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    Hi

    The application date has not been released yet. It is usually the end of February or beginning of March.
    You will be able to apply online if you are not in the UK or apply when you return.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Mark Lee - SFE Official Adviser)
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    The application date has not been released yet. It is usually the end of February or beginning of March.
    You will be able to apply online if you are not in the UK or apply when you return.

    Thanks
    I just wanted to get it done before I go if at all possible because I think I will have limited if any access to internet in South Africa, and when I come back I am only in the UK for about 5 weeks! And I've heard I can take a while to process it all, also I am not back until about mid may, this would leave it quite late as I was told applying for student finance closes at the end of may! Thanks for your help!
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    Hi again

    It's great that you want to apply as early as possible, but as the applications are not available yet, it's not currently possible.

    The applications can take 4-6 weeks to process. We do advise to apply by approx May to ensure the funding will be paid to you on time, but we continue to process applications after this date and for up to 9 months after the start of the academic year.

    Please simply apply as soon as you are able to.

    Thanks
 
 
 
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