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I am a UK student and will be studying in Beijing, China as an exchange student for the academic year of 2017/18 and would like like to ask about the financial support available.

I have been directed to this website from my university which is very helpful.

I would like to make 2 return flights from the UK to China during this year.
The total cost would be close to £1000- a return flight is roughly £500.
The website says I pay the first £303 and then I can get a grant above that depending on my parent's income. Do I pay £303 for each of the 2 journeys (so £606 in total) or is it just £303 and I get a grant to cover the rest?

Also, there will be other costs such as visa, travel insurance, and medical check ups. I can't seem to find any info on these- can someone please direct me?

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cdude
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I am a UK student and will be studying in Beijing, China as an exchange student for the academic year of 2017/18 and would like like to ask about the financial support available.

I have been directed to this website from my university which is very helpful.

I would like to make 2 return flights from the UK to China during this year.
The total cost would be close to £1000- a return flight is roughly £500.
The website says I pay the first £303 and then I can get a grant above that depending on my parent's income. Do I pay £303 for each of the 2 journeys (so £606 in total) or is it just £303 and I get a grant to cover the rest?

Also, there will be other costs such as visa, travel insurance, and medical check ups. I can't seem to find any info on these- can someone please direct me?

Kind regards,

cdude
Hi,

The £303 pound contribution that you will have to pay yourself is for the total travel costs that you incur, not per flight.

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Hi,

The £303 pound contribution that you will have to pay yourself is for the total travel costs that you incur, not per flight.

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Ok thanks Chris.

I'm a little confused as the maximum maintenance loan has now been capped from £9,391 to £2,970. This will make it very difficult for me to live comfortably. I would like to ask why there has been such a significant decrease?

EDIT- Full means max right? So the maintenance loan is the same as we would be getting whether we study in england or abroad?
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