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    Hello,

    I am currently thinking of switching to a new course at my current university, but not sure what my current course counts as when it comes to the funding rule (X years of course + 1 year).

    It is a 3 year course with an optional placement year (which would make the course 4 years long), I applied for the placement but didn't get one so I decided to defer for the 2015/2016 year and then return for the 2016/2017 year.

    But when it comes to Student Finance funding would they see my current course as 3 year FT or a 4 years FT? I want to know this so I can know if I could get full funding for a different 3 year course.

    Thanks :^)
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    (Original post by armourtsr)
    Hello,

    I am currently thinking of switching to a new course at my current university, but not sure what my current course counts as when it comes to the funding rule (X years of course + 1 year).

    It is a 3 year course with an optional placement year (which would make the course 4 years long), I applied for the placement but didn't get one so I decided to defer for the 2015/2016 year and then return for the 2016/2017 year.

    But when it comes to Student Finance funding would they see my current course as 3 year FT or a 4 years FT? I want to know this so I can know if I could get full funding for a different 3 year course.

    Thanks :^)
    Your current course length doesn't matter.

    The calculation for funding on a new course is:

    length of the NEW course + 1 gift year - any previous years of study

    So whether it's 5 years or 2 years that you switch to if you've studied before for more than 1 year then you will not get funding for the first year (or more if you studied previously for 3+ years). If you've only studied another course for a single year then you can switch to any length of course without losing funding - but you will have used up your gift year so wont be funded if you need to resit or restart again.
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    Your current course length doesn't matter.

    The calculation for funding on a new course is:

    length of the NEW course + 1 gift year - any previous years of study

    So whether it's 5 years or 2 years that you switch to if you've studied before for more than 1 year then you will not get funding for the first year (or more if you studied previously for 3+ years). If you've only studied another course for a single year then you can switch to any length of course without losing funding - but you will have used up your gift year so wont be funded if you need to resit or restart again.
    Thanks for clearing that up!
 
 
 
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