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Is there any way to get student loan in UK if you don't have UK residence?

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    I never lived in UK but I am a EU student in Portugal. I read that you need to live in UK for 3 years if you want a student loan. I'm on Year 13 so now it is too late to live there.
    Is there any way if I can get a loan from somewhere and study in UK, or is my academic career basically over for the next 3 years?
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    As an EU student, you're entitled to the tuition fee loan only. You have to live in the UK for at least 5 years for reasons other than education to get the maintenance loan.
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    (Original post by shneebnee)
    I never lived in UK but I am a EU student in Portugal. I read that you need to live in UK for 3 years if you want a student loan. I'm on Year 13 so now it is too late to live there.
    Is there any way if I can get a loan from somewhere and study in UK, or is my academic career basically over for the next 3 years?
    If youve lived in the EU for 3 years, then you can get a loan for tuition fees, but not mainteance.

    http://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/1617/eu/e...ide_1617_d.pdf
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    If you lived in Europe but not UK then you still get the tuition loan. However you need to have lived in UK for 5 years now to get the maintenance loan. So you would get a loan to pay for university but would need to find money for living yourself
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    If you came to the UK to work, apply for uni after that, and continue to work throughout your degree, you can get a Maintenance Loan as a Migrant Worker. You would have to provide proof of your employment to Student Finance each term.
 
 
 
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