I'm a current Y13 student and will hopefully be starting my course on September 2017. I have a few different circumstances and would like to know whether I would be eligible for funding by SFE for 2017-2018
I'm currently a Y13 student at England and will have been in the UK 2 years and 9 months before the start date of my course( 3 months short). Before that I was at Turkey and it wasnt temporarily. I was born in the UK and have residency. My father is Turkish and has been in the UK for a period longer than 20 years. He is a worker and has been paying tax throughout the whole time.
The documents I have in hand are: UK birth certificate, active UK bank( for only 2 years though), national insurance number, proof of child benefit, British passport.
I've just copied and pasted the requirements there are for funding from the SF website below so I can make references from here.
Students must meet certain criteria on nationality and residency; age; and previous study.
Nationality and residency to apply for student finance, the student MUST:
• be a UK national or have settled status (that is, no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK);
• normally live in England; and
• have been living in the UK for at least three years before the first day of their course.
They may also be eligible if they are:
• an EU national, or a relative of one;
• a refugee, or a relative of one;
• under Humanitarian Protection, or a relative of someone under Humanitarian Protection;
• an EEA/Swiss migrant worker, or a relative of one;
• the child of a Swiss national; or
• the child of a Turkish worker.
I do satisfy the first 2 bullet points above the part that mentions 'They may also be eligible if they are' however I do not satisfy the requirement for being in the UK for the past 3 years. But if you look at the next set of bullet-points it includes an alternative that may be in my favour. It states if you are a child of a Turkish worker you may also be eligible for SF.
Now what I am confused about is that it says that you MUST be in the UK for 3 years regardless of whether you are UK national, have settled status and normally live in the UK. Then it moves onto saying you may also be eligible if you are a child of a Turkish worker.
Any interpretation to this or any useful advice would be much appreciated. Thanks )
Eligibilty - HELP! Watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-01-2017 00:01
- Community Assistant
- Clearing and Applications Advisor
- 26-01-2017 02:34
According to UKCISA, in order to qualify for 'home' fees under the 'Child of a Turkish worker' category, you must meet all of the following criteria:(a) you must be the child of a Turkish national; and
(b) your Turkish national parent must be ordinarily resident in the UK and must be, or have been, lawfully employed in the UK; and
(c) you must be ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first academic year of the course; and
(d) you must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA and/or Switzerland and/or Turkey and/or the overseas territories for the three years before the first day of the first academic year of the course.
If you can't get funding then take a gap year and re-apply for finance next year. By then you will have been resident in the UK for three years and will definitely qualify for a loan.
- Official TSR Representative
- 26-01-2017 15:47
Yes, you can apply for full student support and you will not need 3 years residency requirements; however you will have to be:
- The child or step-child of a Turkish National who is ordinarily resident in the UK and is/has been employed.
- You must be an ordinarily resident in England/Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland* on the first day of the first academic year of the course.
- You must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA, Switzerland or Turkey for 3 years before the start of the course.
- Proof that the family member is a Turkish National
- Evidence of the family members employment within the UK
- Evidence of the family members relationship to the student (bith certificate; marriage certificate
- The parent's Original ID
If you need any further clarification, it may be best to call us on 0300 100 0607 to allow us to ask a few pertinent questions.