I need help!
I am a Brit overseas. I left the UK in November 2014 for temporary work and travel in Australia and have been based here since then (2 years November). I believe I can demonstrate evidence that I am an ordinary resident in the UK. I make payments out of my UK bank account, student loans repayments and I have been to the UK twice in the last year and will spend over 3 weeks there at Christmas and have proof of ownership to my parents residential home.
I want to retrain to be a nurse and have started my UCAS application from Australia. I am going to be in the UK for over 3 weeks at Christmas and am hoping I will have a few interviews to go during this time.
To complicate things I already have an Undergraduate Degree. My preference is to get accepted on to a 2 year postgrad diploma but if that isn't succesful I have also applied to do a second undergrad. If I get accepted to the postgrad I think even with the changes to NHS bursary there is still help there IF I can get approved loan from student loans.
Undergrad courses would start in September 2017 and Postgrad Dip would be January 2018.
With all of this in mind can I apply for a student loan? I appreciate
I am a bit concerned that after my initial research and thought it would be ok other more recent conversations have left me to believe that it might be a no.
If the answer is yes I can apply or there is a chance I could get support...
Do I have to physically be in the UK to apply and is there a date I should be in the UK by?
Any help or advice would be really appreciated
Is this right?