Maintenance loan for EU students

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    Hi, I have never heard about this before but a friend said that as an EU student you can get a loan for your living costs if you have spent some time working in England (he said that you have to work for 4 months). He also said that the conditions of repaying it are the same as for the tuition fee loan. Does such loan actually exist? Cause I only seem to find the tuition fee one when I search for something available to EU students. If someone knows something about this please tell me more.
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    (Original post by gintareek)
    Hi, I have never heard about this before but a friend said that as an EU student you can get a loan for your living costs if you have spent some time working in England (he said that you have to work for 4 months). He also said that the conditions of repaying it are the same as for the tuition fee loan. Does such loan actually exist? Cause I only seem to find the tuition fee one when I search for something available to EU students. If someone knows something about this please tell me more.
    Don't know the details at the mo, but try looking up SF entitlement for migrant workers from the EU/EEA.

    Other than that, EU students can only get a Maintenance Loan if they've lived in the UK for 5 full years before their course starts.*
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    (Original post by gintareek)
    Hi, I have never heard about this before but a friend said that as an EU student you can get a loan for your living costs if you have spent some time working in England (he said that you have to work for 4 months). He also said that the conditions of repaying it are the same as for the tuition fee loan. Does such loan actually exist? Cause I only seem to find the tuition fee one when I search for something available to EU students. If someone knows something about this please tell me more.
    You have to apply as a migrant worker (so you have to do the same application as UK students online, not the EU student one)

    You have to be working and you have to be resident in the UK on the first day of the first academic year (september 1), if you are not resident in the UK on that day, you wont get the migrant worker status. You also have to work throughout your studies otherwise you lose the entitlement.

    You can also gain and lose the migrant worker status anytime during your course, so you can gain migrant worker status even if you start woring AFTER you started your courses however you still need to have been living in the UK on first of september.
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    To add to the guys above, if it's anything like the Netherlands' system you need to work quite a lot throughout your studies to maintain migrant worker status, an unsustainable amount to the point where you're better off working for a year then getting a less intensive part time job during your studies to top up your earnings.
 
 
 
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