I'm currently in the process of applying to universities in the UK for a postgraduate degree. I've just submitted my application for a postgraduate student loan to student finance and now I'm asked to quote the National Insurance number on my student finance application. Here's my situation- I'm an EU citizen (Cypriot, to be precise) and I've never worked or lived in the UK, therefore I've never applied for a NI number.
My question is- is it necessary to apply by contacting the National Insurance number application line in order to complete my application or is it possible to apply for one once I enter the UK? Will the latter jeopardise my application for a student loan?
Any information regarding my request is fully appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Student Finance (National Insurance Number) Watch
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- 01-07-2016 21:13
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- 08-07-2016 13:53
You do not need a national insurance number to apply. You don't need to do anything to get one.