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Many of the immigrant students cannot access student finance and loans.
I can't apply to Cambridge if I can't afford it.
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Many of the immigrant students cannot access student finance and loans.
I can't apply to Cambridge if I can't afford it.
What is your immigration status?

It's not a specifically Cambridge issue - it's up to the government:
https://www.ucas.com/finance/additio...asylum-seekers

Although you might be interested in the experience of Abdullah Kattineh, a Syrian student from Damascus now at Cambridge:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-460...dge-university

https://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/article...tineh-achieved
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Many of the immigrant students cannot access student finance and loans.
I can't apply to Cambridge if I can't afford it.
You do realise that is how the world works?
Why should the UK government and taxpayer pay for you?
Certain colleges and unis do offer scholarships, but they are small in number and amount usually.
Unfortunately education costs and most UK students get heavily into debt for their education.

Which country are you from?
Are you in the UK and on what basis?
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You do realise that is how the world works?
Why should the UK government and taxpayer pay for you?
Certain colleges and unis do offer scholarships, but they are small in number and amount usually.
Unfortunately education costs and most UK students get heavily into debt for their education.

Which country are you from?
Are you in the UK and on what basis?
I would be more than happy if I could get a loan at least and then pay it back when I start working. Plus I've lived most of my life in the UK (I've been here since I was 4 or 5 years old) but I just recently found out there are a lot more restriction and that I cannot access loan yet. Plus I'll get charged with over sea fees. Before 2012 the law was different but unfortunately in 2016 it changed and now I guess I'm just sad I might not be able to apply and go to the unis I wanted to.
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I would be more than happy if I could get a loan at least and then pay it back when I start working. Plus I've lived most of my life in the UK (I've been here since I was 4 or 5 years old) but I just recently found out there are a lot more restriction and that I cannot access loan yet. Plus I'll get charged with over sea fees. Before 2012 the law was different but unfortunately in 2016 it changed and now I guess I'm just sad I might not be able to apply and go to the unis I wanted to.
UK pays for education up to 18 for free, which is pretty generous imo. Irrespective of nationality or status.
You havent stated your nationality, which is fine, but it does prevent people understanding what your situation is and seeing if there are any exceptions. If you wnat to keep that private then run it past SFE..
You will only get rights to higher education if you have the correct nationality or immigration status.

My advice is work super hard on A levels and get the best grades.

Then try for scholarships, but more realistic might be to do an apprenticeship. You might be able to get into Cambridge and uni later, es[especially if you think you have the prospects of citizenship..
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I would be more than happy if I could get a loan at least and then pay it back when I start working. Plus I've lived most of my life in the UK (I've been here since I was 4 or 5 years old) but I just recently found out there are a lot more restriction and that I cannot access loan yet. Plus I'll get charged with over sea fees. Before 2012 the law was different but unfortunately in 2016 it changed and now I guess I'm just sad I might not be able to apply and go to the unis I wanted to.
What passport do you hold? What passport do your parents hold?

You should be eligible for British citizenship if you have been in the UK consistently since you were 5 years old.
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What passport do you hold? What passport do your parents hold?

You should be eligible for British citizenship if you have been in the UK consistently since you were 5 years old.
^^ This. If OP has been living in the UK for what, 12-13 years, surely you qualify as a Brit therefore can get loans and grants like the rest of students do.
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^^ This. If OP has been living in the UK for what, 12-13 years, surely you qualify as a Brit therefore can get loans and grants like the rest of students do.
If you were born in UK then if you live here more than 10 years then you are eligible for British citizenship. But since I was not born here I had to apply for discretionary leave to remain which has to be reapplied every 2 and a half year for I'm not exactly sure how long until I get British citizenship. The discretionary leave to remain doesn't give the same right as other citizens.
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If you were born in UK then if you live here more than 10 years then you are eligible for British citizenship. But since I was not born here I had to apply for discretionary leave to remain which has to be reapplied every 2 and a half year for I'm not exactly sure how long until I get British citizenship. The discretionary leave to remain doesn't give the same right as other citizens.
If you've been here, even under renewing "discretionary leave to remain", for a long time you may qualify for funding under Long Residence.

Have you spoken to SFE about this?

Eg. https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/...ce-and-funding

Also
https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampp...eaurish-tigere


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I would be more than happy if I could get a loan at least and then pay it back when I start working. Plus I've lived most of my life in the UK (I've been here since I was 4 or 5 years old) but I just recently found out there are a lot more restriction and that I cannot access loan yet. Plus I'll get charged with over sea fees. Before 2012 the law was different but unfortunately in 2016 it changed and now I guess I'm just sad I might not be able to apply and go to the unis I wanted to.
There also some help for people who have lived here a long time.

That should be worth investigating ask SFE.

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

You may also be eligible if you’re not a UK national and are either:

from an EU country
under 18 and have lived in the UK for at least 7 years
18 or over and have lived in the UK for at least 20 years (or at least half of your life)


Sorry I was busy with other threads. If you give all the relevant details at the beginning then you get a better and more complete answer.
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