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Hi, I think I already know the answer to this but long story short, I went to uni for a year then dropped out, so I used a year of funding. Is it possible at all to be funded 3 more years *as well as* a foundation year?

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Hi, I think I already know the answer to this but long story short, I went to uni for a year then dropped out, so I used a year of funding. Is it possible at all to be funded 3 more years *as well as* a foundation year?

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If you start a degree with a built in foundation year (ie you won’t change university after a year) then the funding calculation works like this:

length of new course (4 years) + gift year (1 year) - previous years of study (2 years) = 3 years of funding available.

What that means is that you wouldn’t get a tuition fee loan for the first year (in your case the foundation year) of any new course. You would still get a maintenance loan for every year.

You might want to see if the universities that you’re interested in offer any discounts or lower fees for foundation years or if there’s any extra support available from them for that year. If you can arrange to cover your fees for that first foundation year then the rest of your course would be fully funded.
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If you start a degree with a built in foundation year (ie you won’t change university after a year) then the funding calculation works like this:

length of new course (4 years) + gift year (1 year) - previous years of study (2 years) = 3 years of funding available.

What that means is that you wouldn’t get a tuition fee loan for the first year (in your case the foundation year) of any new course. You would still get a maintenance loan for every year.

You might want to see if the universities that you’re interested in offer any discounts or lower fees for foundation years or if there’s any extra support available from them for that year. If you can arrange to cover your fees for that first foundation year then the rest of your course would be fully funded.
Thanks for your help!

But why did you put 2 years for previous years of study? I only studied for a year?
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Thanks for your help!

But why did you put 2 years for previous years of study? I only studied for a year?
Because I am a muppet and can’t read

you should be fully funded for the full length of any new course
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Because I am a muppet and can’t read

you should be fully funded for the full length of any new course
Hehe, no problem

This is with a foundation year, right? So foundation year + 3 years?
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Hehe, no problem

This is with a foundation year, right? So foundation year + 3 years?
If your course is 4 years then yep.

It would only be a problem if you wanted to swap universities after the foundation year
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If your course is 4 years then yep.

It would only be a problem if you wanted to swap universities after the foundation year
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