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    Got a question about what finance you can get as a Welsh student going to an English Uni or College? Our experts are here to help.

    Kay is a Student Finance Advisor for Wales and is an expert in all aspects of student finance for higher education.


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    I will be a student from Wales attending university in England at 18 years of age. I will be living away from home, although my parents earn about £25,000 a year. However, I want to to a MEng degree straight off the bat, which wasn't on the list of degrees that make me eligible for any kind of support (http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk... _1415_en_d.pdf). Is this true or have I gotten confused? Because I don't understand the Student Loans Company website to look at loans available. This means I can't get any financial help?

    I'm just so confused and worried at this point. Thanks in advance for any responses.
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    I'm a welsh resident currently in my third year of a Biomedical Science degree, and I am hoping to apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies at Swansea university.
    I know that student finance Wales don't provide loans for Post Graduate Diplomas, but the the NHS fund 20 places on this course. However, I may not be successful in the NHS bursary application, so can you suggest any other funding or bursary options that I may be eligible for?
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    Ive found a performing arts school which offers the BA in Musical Theatre I am looking for. The School is in Wales and its private so there are two issues with funding. Firstly, because it is not a Uni it is not open to a student Loan available for most English performing art establishments and secondly, the Welsh goverment will finance the course if you live in Wales but this has to be because you choose to live there not live there for the purpose of Education so I can not apply for that. Basically does anyone know of any other Loan route so that I can consider this school.
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    (Original post by Clearly_blurry)
    I will be a student from Wales attending university in England at 18 years of age. I will be living away from home, although my parents earn about £25,000 a year. However, I want to to a MEng degree straight off the bat, which wasn't on the list of degrees that make me eligible for any kind of support (http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk... _1415_en_d.pdf). Is this true or have I gotten confused? Because I don't understand the Student Loans Company website to look at loans available. This means I can't get any financial help?

    I'm just so confused and worried at this point. Thanks in advance for any responses.
    Hi Clearly_blurry

    You will be pleased to hear that integrated masters courses such as MPharm, MEng and MComp are treated in the same manner as BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) courses. So you will be able to apply for the regular Student Finance Package for the duration of the course.

    Thank you
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    (Original post by leahbaker_x)
    I'm a welsh resident currently in my third year of a Biomedical Science degree, and I am hoping to apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies at Swansea university.
    I know that student finance Wales don't provide loans for Post Graduate Diplomas, but the the NHS fund 20 places on this course. However, I may not be successful in the NHS bursary application, so can you suggest any other funding or bursary options that I may be eligible for?
    Hi Leahbaker_x

    As you correctly say Post Graduate Funding doesn't Cover Postgraduate Diplomas (see Below)
    A Postgraduate Loan is not available for:
    Postgraduate Doctoral degrees
    Master’s degrees that are undertaken as part of a Postgraduate Doctoral Degree
    Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
    Postgraduate courses that are funded by undergraduate student finance, such as Initial Teacher Education (ITE), or Integrated Master’s.

    The only other thing I can suggest is to speak to your University to see if they have any Scholarships or Bursaries available to help you fund it?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by bee6630)
    Ive found a performing arts school which offers the BA in Musical Theatre I am looking for. The School is in Wales and its private so there are two issues with funding. Firstly, because it is not a Uni it is not open to a student Loan available for most English performing art establishments and secondly, the Welsh goverment will finance the course if you live in Wales but this has to be because you choose to live there not live there for the purpose of Education so I can not apply for that. Basically does anyone know of any other Loan route so that I can consider this school.
    Hi Bee6630

    As I am a specialist for Student Finance Wales I can only advise on what Funding Welsh resident Students have available to them.
    If Student Finance England are not able to fund the course for you then the only other thing I can suggest is to see if there are any Bursaries or Scholarships available to you directly from the School?.

    Thank you
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    Thanks to Kay for her help!
 
 
 
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