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    Hi all,
    I took a gap year - which turned in to several years! And I am now returning to England from Australia after seven years. I will be working for a few months and then starting university in September .

    There is a question on the student loads application about living overseas for the three years prior to starting university. Could someone provide some invite into the effects this may have on your application? I never moved
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    (Original post by Megs138)
    Hi all,
    I took a gap year - which turned in to several years! And I am now returning to England from Australia after seven years. I will be working for a few months and then starting university in September .

    There is a question on the student loads application about living overseas for the three years prior to starting university. Could someone provide some invite into the effects this may have on your application? I never moved
    Hi Megs138,

    To qualify for Higher Education support, a UK national must meet the following residency requirements:
    • Ordinarily resident in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for the 3 years immediately before the 1st day of the 1st academic year of their course .
    • Ordinarily resident in England on the 1st day of the 1st academic year of their course.

    Depending on the circumstances the student may be eligible to apply for Student Support if they have been outside the EU/EEA on a temporary break. Students will be required to provide evidence of their temporary break regardless of the length of time they were temporary absent for.

    What could be classed as a temporary break?
    • Gap Year
    • Holiday
    • Voluntary Work overseas
    • Working for HM Armed Forces
    • Parents working abroad on a temporary contact of employment


    Acceptable Evidence
    • A letter from HEI confirming gap year
    • A letter from the employer on headed paper confirming temporary employment including dates
    • A contract from the employer that clearly shows the employment is of a temporary nature
    • A letter from HM armed services if applicable
    • Temporary visas or work permits


    Thanks

    Louise
 
 
 

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