What student finance am I even eligible for. Complex case here

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Ok. I am a dual UK-Slovenian national. I have a valid British passport but I live in
    Slovenia where I go to school (doing A levels at the international school). I wish to
    study Law in the UK but I hear that there is this rule that if you haven't lived in
    Britain for at least 3 years that I am not eligible for a student loan. But on the other hand I know a Polish guy and a Romanian who got a student loan via the UK govt.?
    Am I eligible for this even with my dual nationality?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    You're entitled to the tuition fee loan.
    Online

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by alexandercrowth)
    Ok. I am a dual UK-Slovenian national. I have a valid British passport but I live in
    Slovenia where I go to school (doing A levels at the international school). I wish to
    study Law in the UK but I hear that there is this rule that if you haven't lived in
    Britain for at least 3 years that I am not eligible for a student loan. But on the other hand I know a Polish guy and a Romanian who got a student loan via the UK govt.?
    Am I eligible for this even with my dual nationality?
    As an EU student you will get a Tuition Fee Loan. The rules changed earlier this year and you now need to have been living in the UK for five years before you qualify for the Maintenance Loan.

    One way to qualify before then is to apply as a Migrant Worker. You have to be working in the UK and you have to continue doing a minimum number of hours' work throughout your degree. You would have to send Student Finance evidence of your employment every term. If you don't do that, your Maintenance Loan payments stop.

    As we don't know your friends' circumstances, we can't really comment. Maybe they went the Migrant Worker route. We have no way of knowing.*
    Online

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by alexandercrowth)
    Ok. I am a dual UK-Slovenian national. I have a valid British passport but I live in
    Slovenia where I go to school (doing A levels at the international school). I wish to
    study Law in the UK but I hear that there is this rule that if you haven't lived in
    Britain for at least 3 years that I am not eligible for a student loan. But on the other hand I know a Polish guy and a Romanian who got a student loan via the UK govt.?
    Am I eligible for this even with my dual nationality?
    Any EU national who has lived in the EU for 3 years can get a tuition fee loan. Once you've lived in the UK for 5 years you can get a maintainance loan too, migrant workers in the UK and children of migrant workers in the UK are also eligible for a maintainance loan.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Klix88)
    As an EU student you will get a Tuition Fee Loan. The rules changed earlier this year and you now need to have been living in the UK for five years before you qualify for the Maintenance Loan.

    One way to qualify before then is to apply as a Migrant Worker. You have to be working in the UK and you have to continue doing a minimum number of hours' work throughout your degree. You would have to send Student Finance evidence of your employment every term. If you don't do that, your Maintenance Loan payments stop.

    As we don't know your friends' circumstances, we can't really comment. Maybe they went the Migrant Worker route. We have no way of knowing.*
    It only applies to England though (don't know about Wales and NI).
    In Scotland it's still 3 years for EU national to be eligible for a maintenance loan.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 28, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Which is the best season?
Applying to university

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.