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    Hi,

    I'm a British citizen, born and raised there until I was 6, until my parents made the decision to move to Spain, I never changed my nationality or anything so I'm still a British citizen. In 2016 I wanted to spend some time with my family so I moved back to the UK, got a job, enrolled in a college course etc. all fine, then in August of 2017 I went back to Spain for a family emergency. So now here I am, wanting to apply to university, and I really don't know what I qualify as, an EU citizen or just a home student...? I've done some Googling and I'm still none the wiser, every government information page I've found only really talks about people actually born in another country...

    This is mostly so I know where I stand in terms of funding and such... any help would be very appreciated.
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    From the sources I’ve found, it looks like it all depends on the country that you reside in, so if you reside in the UK and can prove it then you are a home student, if not then you are an EU student. Here’s what I looked at:

    https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/underg...nce/fee-status
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/in...classification
    https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...erty-in-the-uk
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    (Original post by sugarcane101)
    Hi,

    I'm a British citizen, born and raised there until I was 6, until my parents made the decision to move to Spain, I never changed my nationality or anything so I'm still a British citizen. In 2016 I wanted to spend some time with my family so I moved back to the UK, got a job, enrolled in a college course etc. all fine, then in August of 2017 I went back to Spain for a family emergency. So now here I am, wanting to apply to university, and I really don't know what I qualify as, an EU citizen or just a home student...? I've done some Googling and I'm still none the wiser, every government information page I've found only really talks about people actually born in another country...

    This is mostly so I know where I stand in terms of funding and such... any help would be very appreciated.
    SFE website has guides for deciding if you are a home or EU student - had a quick look and I think you have to have lived in England for 3 years before applying as a home student - or you could ask in the student finance section on here
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    Your best bet is to ask in the student finance forum Monday-Friday 9-5 as there are people from SFE who can give a more definitive answer.

    It doesn't sound like you meet the 3/5 year residency requirement for UK fee status or maintenance support, but they'll be able to give you a better answer.
 
 
 
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