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    Asking on behalf of my friend.

    They just completed a 3 year BA(Hons) degree in an English University.
    This was as an International student, so fee's were paid there and then - as the University did not accept them as a home student.

    However one of their parents is British, and my friend holds a British passport and nationality. They grew up in another non-EU country but have been living in the UK for the past 3yrs now. They have British citizenship etc etc and some uni's accepted them as a home student but they chose the one that did not due to reputation etc.

    They would like to apply for a foundation course, in England, that lasts 2years - and would like to see if they can get student funding for this, if not they can not do this.

    I read online that if a home UK student, completed at 3yr BA degree, but paid for it up front, they still would not get the support to do further courses afterwards.

    "You’ll usually get student finance only if you’re doing your first higher education qualification - even if your previous course was self-funded."
    https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

    However they were counted as International the first time - and this time they would be Home UK students, does this change anything?
    Can they get a student loan? If not, can anyone tell me what they can get, any kind of support?
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    (Original post by Failinis)
    Asking on behalf of my friend.

    They just completed a 3 year BA(Hons) degree in an English University.
    This was as an International student, so fee's were paid there and then - as the University did not accept them as a home student.

    However one of their parents is British, and my friend holds a British passport and nationality. They grew up in another non-EU country but have been living in the UK for the past 3yrs now. They have British citizenship etc etc and some uni's accepted them as a home student but they chose the one that did not due to reputation etc.

    They would like to apply for a foundation course, in England, that lasts 2years - and would like to see if they can get student funding for this, if not they can not do this.

    I read online that if a home UK student, completed at 3yr BA degree, but paid for it up front, they still would not get the support to do further courses afterwards.

    "You’ll usually get student finance only if you’re doing your first higher education qualification - even if your previous course was self-funded."
    https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

    However they were counted as International the first time - and this time they would be Home UK students, does this change anything?
    Can they get a student loan? If not, can anyone tell me what they can get, any kind of support?
    Hi Failinis,

    Students with a previous qualification are unable to receive support for a new course of an Equivalent or Lower Qualification even if they were not classed as a home student, i.e. any student, who has gained an HND, is unable to qualify for a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or a Maintenance Grant to study another HND. They would still be entitled to receive Supplementary Grants and the Disabled Students' Allowance, if applicable

    Students are automatically deemed to be studying an Equivalent or Lower Qualification if they already hold an Honours Degree from an institution in the UK.

    Thanks

    Katie
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    (Original post by Catherine SFE)
    Hi Failinis,

    Students with a previous qualification are unable to receive support for a new course of an Equivalent or Lower Qualification even if they were not classed as a home student, i.e. any student, who has gained an HND, is unable to qualify for a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or a Maintenance Grant to study another HND. They would still be entitled to receive Supplementary Grants and the Disabled Students' Allowance, if applicable

    Students are automatically deemed to be studying an Equivalent or Lower Qualification if they already hold an Honours Degree from an institution in the UK.

    Thanks

    Katie
    Ah, that is disappointing for them, I will tell them to ring up Student Finance themselves tomorrow to double check for themselves.
    Thanks for the advice and quick reply.
 
 
 
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