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    I hope that's not too stupid of a question, but I was wondering whether one would be able to study in Scotland, without any maintenance loans, and close to no help from parents ?
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    (Original post by andreicos)
    I hope that's not too stupid of a question, but I was wondering whether one would be able to study in Scotland, without any maintenance loans, and close to no help from parents ?
    You can study here, I'm not 100% sure how it works for EU students, but I'm pretty sure you can get a student loan and bursery to help with the cost of living. There may be something about tuition fees being paid, I know for us Scots/Scotland residents tuition is paid by the government, however for EU students, that bit I really don't know. Your best bet is to check on the univeristy website, and see what they say. Where are you planning on studying?
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    (Original post by KLouSmart)
    You can study here, I'm not 100% sure how it works for EU students, but I'm pretty sure you can get a student loan and bursery to help with the cost of living. There may be something about tuition fees being paid, I know for us Scots/Scotland residents tuition is paid by the government, however for EU students, that bit I really don't know. Your best bet is to check on the univeristy website, and see what they say. Where are you planning on studying?
    hey, thanks for answering !
    I'm asking for my girlfriend who's planning on studying at Napier Edinburgh University
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    (Original post by andreicos)
    hey, thanks for answering !
    I'm asking for my girlfriend who's planning on studying at Napier Edinburgh University
    No way, that's where I'm heading to in Sept. Good choice for her! Check on Napiers website, they have an international student section.

    http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-u...ional-students

    That might help
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    (Original post by KLouSmart)
    No way, that's where I'm heading to in Sept. Good choice for her! Check on Napiers website, they have an international student section.

    http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-u...ional-students

    That might help
    Oh wow, yeah I heard it's a good uni ! Thanks, we'll definitely check the section What are you going to study ?
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    (Original post by andreicos)
    Oh wow, yeah I heard it's a good uni ! Thanks, we'll definitely check the section What are you going to study ?
    Hopefully it helps you
    I'm doing an undergrad in Digital Media! Can't wait for all the animation! The course content looks awesome and really geared to what I like and want to study

    What course is your girlfriend going to study?
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    (Original post by KLouSmart)
    Hopefully it helps you
    I'm doing an undergrad in Digital Media! Can't wait for all the animation! The course content looks awesome and really geared to what I like and want to study

    What course is your girlfriend going to study?
    That's really cool ! She's thinking of doing psychology. Where are you from ?
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    My sisters friend did psychology at Napier, she came out with a first class honours
    I'm from north Scotland, in the Highlands
    Where are you and your girlfriend from?
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    (Original post by KLouSmart)
    You can study here, I'm not 100% sure how it works for EU students, but I'm pretty sure you can get a student loan and bursery to help with the cost of living. There may be something about tuition fees being paid, I know for us Scots/Scotland residents tuition is paid by the government, however for EU students, that bit I really don't know. Your best bet is to check on the univeristy website, and see what they say. Where are you planning on studying?
    EU students cant get any money for living costs but they do get their tuition fees paid for.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    EU students cant get any money for living costs but they do get their tuition fees paid for.
    Cool, thanks, must have misread or misheard about the tuition fees
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    (Original post by KLouSmart)
    My sisters friend did psychology at Napier, she came out with a first class honours
    I'm from north Scotland, in the Highlands
    Where are you and your girlfriend from?
    Oh, that's really cool ! Was she happy about it ?
    We're from Romania, but I'm currently studying at Leicester University
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    EU students cant get any money for living costs but they do get their tuition fees paid for.
    Hmm, well I guess you're right, since as far as I know, I'm aware that we're not eligible for the maintenance loan, unless we've lived in the UK for at least 3 years, but I was wondering whether just a part time job+ maybe a scholarship can be enough.
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    (Original post by andreicos)
    Hmm, well I guess you're right, since as far as I know, I'm aware that we're not eligible for the maintenance loan, unless we've lived in the UK for at least 3 years, but I was wondering whether just a part time job+ maybe a scholarship can be enough.
    I don't think a part time job on its own would be enough, you'd need to have another source of money- if the scholarship was say £2k then it probably would be enough, but not if it was say £200. You'd also need to consider you need some money to start off with before you got a job.
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    (Original post by andreicos)
    That's really cool ! She's thinking of doing psychology. Where are you from ?
    Your girlfriend needs to figure out how much living in Scotland is going to cost her each year.

    So:

    -accommodation
    -bills if not included
    -food
    -transport
    -general university costs such as books, printing ect
    -travel home costs
    -miscellaneous costs like socialising and going out.

    Accommodation will be the largest cost, and since she is an EU student she may be asked to be more up front than a UK student. She also needs to take into account guarantors. Most accommodation providers and landlords ask for a UK based guarantor (someone who has to pay the rent if your girlfriend doesn't). If she cannot provide a UK based guarantor she may be asked to pay her entire accommodation costs for the year up front.

    As jelly1000 said a part time job by itself is not likely to be sufficient. At the minimum wage for 18 year olds (£5.30) even working 20 hours a week, that is only £106 a week. A lot of accommodations will be around that price per week if not more, and that is not even including the other costs of university living such as food.

    Basically it's a good idea for her to save up money in advance, at least of a few thousand pounds in for accommodation costs and in case she struggles to find a part time job to keep her afloat while in Scotland.

    She may end up having to take a gap year or two in order to save this money, and she will have to save money over the summer as well so she can again afford the next year of university.

    Going to Scotland and enrolling at university with no job lined up and with no money saved is a bad idea. I've seen EU students personally do it before and end up having to drop out of university because they could not fund their stays.
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    (Original post by andreicos)
    Oh, that's really cool ! Was she happy about it ?
    We're from Romania, but I'm currently studying at Leicester University
    She loved studying there, as did my sister, and her other friends. It's a great place to study!

    Ah cool Romania! Leicester sounds nice!
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    (Original post by KLouSmart)
    She loved studying there, as did my sister, and her other friends. It's a great place to study!

    Ah cool Romania! Leicester sounds nice!
    That's great, happy to hear that ! Yeah, Leicester's a pretty nice city
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    I don't think a part time job on its own would be enough, you'd need to have another source of money- if the scholarship was say £2k then it probably would be enough, but not if it was say £200. You'd also need to consider you need some money to start off with before you got a job.
    I see, thanks for the advice
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Your girlfriend needs to figure out how much living in Scotland is going to cost her each year.

    So:

    -accommodation
    -bills if not included
    -food
    -transport
    -general university costs such as books, printing ect
    -travel home costs
    -miscellaneous costs like socialising and going out.

    Accommodation will be the largest cost, and since she is an EU student she may be asked to be more up front than a UK student. She also needs to take into account guarantors. Most accommodation providers and landlords ask for a UK based guarantor (someone who has to pay the rent if your girlfriend doesn't). If she cannot provide a UK based guarantor she may be asked to pay her entire accommodation costs for the year up front.

    As jelly1000 said a part time job by itself is not likely to be sufficient. At the minimum wage for 18 year olds (£5.30) even working 20 hours a week, that is only £106 a week. A lot of accommodations will be around that price per week if not more, and that is not even including the other costs of university living such as food.

    Basically it's a good idea for her to save up money in advance, at least of a few thousand pounds in for accommodation costs and in case she struggles to find a part time job to keep her afloat while in Scotland.

    She may end up having to take a gap year or two in order to save this money, and she will have to save money over the summer as well so she can again afford the next year of university.

    Going to Scotland and enrolling at university with no job lined up and with no money saved is a bad idea. I've seen EU students personally do it before and end up having to drop out of university because they could not fund their stays.
    I see, thanks for the advice; so it's basically doable, provided that she gets a good scholarship and gets some things sorted out beforehand.
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    (Original post by andreicos)
    I see, thanks for the advice; so it's basically doable, provided that she gets a good scholarship and gets some things sorted out beforehand.
    Yes completely doable, but she has to plan and save properly in advance. She can't rely on a scholarship she might not get.
 
 
 
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