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I am planning to return to the UK (I am a UK Citizen) for my undergrad but have unfortunately discovered that I am not eligible for a student loan as I have lived abroad (Asia) for over 3 years. Are there any other ways I can get a student loan? I found Future Finance but I am unsure of whether they accept international students.
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If you can prove that your time abroad was temporary/for a fixed period of time (or due to parents and that you always intended to return to the UK when you turned 18 - might involve moving back to the uk for a year and working before starting a degree) then your residency will often still meet the requirements.
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If you can prove that your time abroad was temporary/for a fixed period of time (or due to parents and that you always intended to return to the UK when you turned 18 - might involve moving back to the uk for a year and working before starting a degree) then your residency will often still meet the requirements.
Hello! Thanks for the reply. Do you know where I can get the specifics or a full explanation on how this works?
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Hello! Thanks for the reply. Do you know where I can get the specifics or a full explanation on how this works?
Contact the ukcisa student helpline (should come up easily on google). They’re experts on student finance and support regulations.
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(Original post by lmaodan)
I am planning to return to the UK (I am a UK Citizen) for my undergrad but have unfortunately discovered that I am not eligible for a student loan as I have lived abroad (Asia) for over 3 years. Are there any other ways I can get a student loan? I found Future Finance but I am unsure of whether they accept international students.
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If you can provide evidence to show your time spend in Asia was temporary and it was always your intention to return to the UK. The acceptable evidence would be; temporary visas or work permits, contract from your employer that shows the employment is of a temporary nature.

Thanks, Amy
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Hi there,

If you can provide evidence to show your time spend in Asia was temporary and it was always your intention to return to the UK. The acceptable evidence would be; temporary visas or work permits, contract from your employer that shows the employment is of a temporary nature.

Thanks, Amy
Hello!

In any case there is no acceptable evidence, is there any other way I can be able to get a student loan? Thanks.
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In any case there is no acceptable evidence, is there any other way I can be able to get a student loan? Thanks.
There can be other acceptable reasons and evidence - I strongly recommend that you ring ukcisa. They can ask you questions about the details of the reason for your stay and give you detailed help with the sort of evidence and information that you need to provide.
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Hello!

In any case there is no acceptable evidence, is there any other way I can be able to get a student loan? Thanks.
Hi there,

If in the case you do not have any of the acceptable evidence, we would advise to send any evidence of the break (e.g. copies of ticket receipts, accommodation lease, etc.) with a covering letter to explain your situation. This evidence will be deemed acceptable on a 'case-by-case' basis.

Thanks, Amy
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