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    Hello,
    I am a first year student in the Netherlands, however I plan to move to the UK, after I finish my first year as I don't like what I am studying here and for a lot of other reasons. However, I would like to ask if I would be eligible for a student loan as someone told me that if I was in University before I can't apply for a student loan again? Is this true and what should I do?

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    Hello,
    I am a first year student in the Netherlands, however I plan to move to the UK, after I finish my first year as I don't like what I am studying here and for a lot of other reasons. However, I would like to ask if I would be eligible for a student loan as someone told me that if I was in University before I can't apply for a student loan again? Is this true and what should I do?

    Thank you, best regards!
    No that's not true.

    Students do have a limited entitlement to Student Finance, but you still have enough remaining to get the Tuition Fee Loan for the entirety of a new degree. The calculation is:

    Number of years of your new degree (minus) Number of years you've previously spent at uni (plus) One year = Remaining years of SF entitlement

    If you start a new three year degree in the U.K., this gives you 3-1+1=3 years of remaining entitlement.

    As I'm sure you are already aware, you would not qualify for a Maintenance Loan unless you live in the U.K. for five full years before your degree starts.
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    Ahh oh, that makes sense. Thank you. Just to be clear, this is what the University website says:

    "As long as you have not been to University before and meet the residency rules both full and part-time students are eligible to apply for tuition fee loans."

    Thia is from the University website (Liverpool John Moores University). You are sure it won't be a problem to change and get a student loan?

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    (Original post by Ripton)
    Ahh oh, that makes sense. Thank you. Just to be clear, this is what the University website says:

    "As long as you have not been to University before and meet the residency rules both full and part-time students are eligible to apply for tuition fee loans."

    Thia is from the University website (Liverpool John Moores University). You are sure it won't be a problem to change and get a student loan?

    Thanks you again!
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    As long as you have been resident in the EU and you've only done one year at uni before, then you'll be fine.
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    Thank you so much for the fast and complete answer! I appreciate it!
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    (Original post by Ripton)
    Thank you so much for the fast and complete answer! I appreciate it!
    Just to confirm you have enough finance left for a full degree, but no gift year, which means you cant afford to change your mind and will have to get your choice right. Fees only, so no maintenance..
 
 
 
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