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    Hi. I will be starting a postgraduate course on 19th September. On gov.uk website, it says you must have been resident in EU for the past 3 years, andmust be living in England on the 1st day of the first academic year of yourcourse. It also says that the academic year is a period of twelve months starting on:
    1 September, if your course starts between 1 August and 31 December. My student accommodation contract starts on 17th of September. If I am not living in England by September 1st will I still be eligible? Thankyou!
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    (Original post by argyrios)
    Hi. I will be starting a postgraduate course on 19th September. On gov.uk website, it says you must have been resident in EU for the past 3 years, andmust be living in England on the 1st day of the first academic year of yourcourse. It also says that the academic year is a period of twelve months starting on:
    1 September, if your course starts between 1 August and 31 December. My student accommodation contract starts on 17th of September. If I am not living in England by September 1st will I still be eligible? Thankyou!
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    (Original post by argyrios)
    Hi. I will be starting a postgraduate course on 19th September. On gov.uk website, it says you must have been resident in EU for the past 3 years, andmust be living in England on the 1st day of the first academic year of yourcourse. It also says that the academic year is a period of twelve months starting on:
    1 September, if your course starts between 1 August and 31 December. My student accommodation contract starts on 17th of September. If I am not living in England by September 1st will I still be eligible? Thankyou!

    Hi,
    *Edited*
    We have had this confirmed the followowing applies:
    • UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK for the 1st day of the 1st Academic Year
    • EU students must be resident in England for the 1st day of the 1st year of the course
    Thanks and apologies for confusion
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    (Original post by Morven SFE)
    Hi,

    No you would need to be living in England on the 1st day of the first academic year of your course, which means you would need to be in England before the 1st September.

    Thanks.
    Wow really?

    So someone starting a course on 30th December would need to be in England on 1st September. That seems like a mistake in the regulations surely?

    How are SFE planning to check ie What sort of documentation and evidence should EU students be getting hold of and keeping?
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    2 different answers for the same question. I posted the same question on SFE facebook and the answer i got was:
    "You need to be resident in the UK for the first day of the course, not the 1st September". Thank you.
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    (Original post by argyrios)
    2 different answers for the same question. I posted the same question on SFE facebook and the answer i got was:
    "You need to be resident in the UK for the first day of the course, not the 1st September". Thank you.
    Hi,

    *Edited*

    We have had this confirmed the following applies:
    • UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK for the 1st day of the 1st Academic Year
    • EU students must be resident in England for the 1st day of the 1st year of the course
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    Please see here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4192695

    This answer was given 4 weeks ago:

    Because you're an EU national, as long as you're in England by the start of your course you'll be able to get a Postgraduate Loan.
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    UPDATE

    Please accept our apologies for the confusion with this

    The following information applies:

    • UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK for the 1st day of the 1st Academic Year
    • EU students must be resident in England for the 1st day of the 1st year of the course
    Thank you
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    (Original post by argyrios)
    Hi. I will be starting a postgraduate course on 19th September. On gov.uk website, it says you must have been resident in EU for the past 3 years, andmust be living in England on the 1st day of the first academic year of yourcourse. It also says that the academic year is a period of twelve months starting on:
    1 September, if your course starts between 1 August and 31 December. My student accommodation contract starts on 17th of September. If I am not living in England by September 1st will I still be eligible? Thankyou!
    Quoting in the OP - see above SFE have updated their guidance. EU students need to be in England on the first day of their course
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