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    Hey!

    Will Student Finance NI fund a gap year if I take it after University? I'm finishing third year in a few months and want to take my gap year. I've read somewhere that they can fund a total of four years. I tried calling them but the person was really unclear.

    Any advice is appreciated!
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    No they won't.
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    (Original post by The_Fisher_King)
    Hey!

    Will Student Finance NI fund a gap year if I take it after University? I'm finishing third year in a few months and want to take my gap year. I've read somewhere that they can fund a total of four years. I tried calling them but the person was really unclear.

    Any advice is appreciated!
    You can only get SF when you're a student - it's supposed to help support your uni studies. So no, once you've left uni you won't be able to get any more SF.

    You can get SF for longer uni courses which take four years, or to fund four years at uni if you need to retake a year or start again after your first year. That may be where the misunderstanding has arisen.
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    Lol no, why would SF fund your leisure time?
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    Hello!

    There is no funding available for GAP years before your enter higher education. As you may be aware, it is likely that you could have received funding for a placement or study abroad year, provided this was in the remit of your course.

    Hope you enjoy your GAP Year!, are you planning on doing masters?
 
 
 
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