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    I am a Danish National who has lived in the UK for the past 3 years. Do I count as an EU student or a UK student?The definitions on the Edinburgh University website aren't clear. I meet all the requirements for both.
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    (Original post by AlmostNotable)
    I am a Danish National who has lived in the UK for the past 3 years. Do I count as an EU student or a UK student?The definitions on the Edinburgh University website aren't clear. I meet all the requirements for both.
    You count as an EU student.

    The residency rules for eligibility for a maintenance loan were recently increased to 5 years in the UK prior to the start of your course.

    http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...and-fee-status

    and

    http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...ort#layer-3945

    are the best places to look for information on fee status and student support
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    (Original post by PQ)
    You count as an EU student.

    The residency rules for eligibility for a maintenance loan were recently increased to 5 years in the UK prior to the start of your course.

    http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...and-fee-status

    and

    http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...ort#layer-3945

    are the best places to look for information on fee status and student support
    If I have studied in the UK for 5 years I would not be an EU student anymore? Even if I am a Danish national?
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    (Original post by AlmostNotable)
    If I have studied in the UK for 5 years I would not be an EU student anymore? Even if I am a Danish national?
    Read the links to the UKCISA site - it explains the different categories of students.
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    (Original post by AlmostNotable)
    If I have studied in the UK for 5 years I would not be an EU student anymore? Even if I am a Danish national?
    If you have lived in the UK for 5 years then you will be allowed to take out a tuition fee and a maintenance loan. If you have lived in the UK for less than 5 years you can only take out a tuition fee loan. Doesn't Denmark give its citizens loans to study abroad, couldn't you use that system to fund your university studies at Edinburgh?

    I think the ukcisa website is out of date, it still says EU nationals only need to live in the UK for three years. I would urge you to contact Edinburgh's finance office ASAP, they are best placed to advise you.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    If you have lived in the UK for 5 years then you will be allowed to take out a tuition fee and a maintenance loan. If you have lived in the UK for less than 5 years you can only take out a tuition fee loan. Doesn't Denmark give its citizens loans to study abroad, couldn't you use that system to fund your university studies at Edinburgh?

    I think the ukcisa website is out of date, it still says EU nationals only need to live in the UK for three years. I would urge you to contact Edinburgh's finance office ASAP, they are best placed to advise you.
    I am not worried about student finance. I am wondering if I am eligible for cheaper/free tuition in Scotland.
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    (Original post by AlmostNotable)
    I am not worried about student finance. I am wondering if I am eligible for cheaper/free tuition in Scotland.
    Where in the UK do you live?
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Where in the UK do you live?
    England. EU citizens are eligible.
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    (Original post by AlmostNotable)
    England. EU citizens are eligible.
    Then you are not entitled to free tuition at Edinburgh. Only people resident in Scotland (and EU citizens who live outside the UK) get free tuition.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Then you are not entitled to free tuition at Edinburgh. Only people resident in Scotland (and EU citizens who live outside the UK) get free tuition.
    I contacted the university and they said that I count as an EU student, eligible for the free tuition.
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    (Original post by AlmostNotable)
    I contacted the university and they said that I count as an EU student, eligible for the free tuition.
    They're wrong. You live in England, your citizenship is irrelevant.
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    (Original post by AlmostNotable)
    I contacted the university and they said that I count as an EU student, eligible for the free tuition.
    I would agree with this. As an EU national living in the UK (not Scotland), you should be eligible for free tuition covered by SAAS. I don't believe you would be eligible for full support though as you are not living in Scotland (e.g. maintenance loans).

    If you are in any doubt over this then you should contact SAAS directly, they are the ones who make the decision on whether or not you're eligible.
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    (Original post by Ecosse_14)
    I would agree with this. As an EU national living in the UK (not Scotland), you should be eligible for free tuition covered by SAAS. I don't believe you would be eligible for full support though as you are not living in Scotland (e.g. maintenance loans).

    If you are in any doubt over this then you should contact SAAS directly, they are the ones who make the decision on whether or not you're eligible.
    I can't see any exception that applies to the OP. http://www.saas.gov.uk/_forms/residence.pdf
 
 
 
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