I'm a bit confused about my eligibility for a postgraduate loan, as are quite a few of my friends in a similar situation. I am currently in my final year of my undergraduate degree, which I am studying in England. My finance for this degree comes from Student Finance Wales, however, as I lived in Wales for 10 years before I came to uni in Manchester. I will have been living in England for three years before I start my postgraduate studies (which would also be in England), however these three years will have been spend studying my undergraduate degree.
1. Does the 'did not move to England specifically for study' requirement apply to specifically moving to England to study at postgraduate level, or any move to England for study (including at undergraduate)?
2. Although my move to England was to study here, I am a mature student and this is where I now consider myself 'ordinarily resident', i.e. I didn't live in a parents' house this summer, I will not move back when I finish my degree. If moving for undergraduate study doesn't qualify for you a postgraduate loan in SFE, is this any different if you are applying for a postgrad loan as an independent student and moved for good to England three years ago (I am over 25)?
There's quite a lot of confusion around this for my friends who are with SFW for undergrad but studying in England! And quite a few of us are mature students who have permanently moved our lives here; any clarification would be very helpful.
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- Thread Starter
- 03-11-2016 01:37
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- Official TSR Representative
- 03-11-2016 15:44
We can confirm that as you moved here to study your undergraduate course you would not be eligible for funding. Thanks