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    Hi, I'm looking to apply for a distance learning masters, possibly at Portsmouth University or Aberystwyth University. I am a British citizen with an undergraduate degree from Brighton University but I live and work in Ireland (hence the distance learning). I received finance from Student Finance England for my degree and make the monthly repayments as per the overseas repayment forms I complete each year. Am I eligible to apply for Postgraduate funding this summer for my fees on a distance learning course, and if so do I complete an application through my current Student Finance England account?
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    (Original post by alicet.ie)
    Hi, I'm looking to apply for a distance learning masters, possibly at Portsmouth University or Aberystwyth University. I am a British citizen with an undergraduate degree from Brighton University but I live and work in Ireland (hence the distance learning). I received finance from Student Finance England for my degree and make the monthly repayments as per the overseas repayment forms I complete each year. Am I eligible to apply for Postgraduate funding this summer for my fees on a distance learning course, and if so do I complete an application through my current Student Finance England account?
    To be eligible you must be ordinarily resident in England
    http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/m..._qg_1617_d.pdf
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    Is that very strict? When I spoke to them on the phone they said it wasn't a problem that I lived in Ireland but I wasn't completely convinced, just wondering if any one else has ever been in this situation.
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    (Original post by alicet.ie)
    Is that very strict? When I spoke to them on the phone they said it wasn't a problem that I lived in Ireland but I wasn't completely convinced, just wondering if any one else has ever been in this situation.
    It's possible that you'll meet the requirements as an EU national but at this point they're talking about not granting the loan to people living in Wales, even if they're on the border and working in England.

    There's still a lot of unknowns so wait until the applications are released and apply on the off chance - but I'd say be prepared for them to refuse you.
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    Thanks for that, I'm going to apply anyway just on the off chance - the worst they can do is say no
 
 
 
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