I hope you will be able to help me.
I lived in UK since September 2013, but in 2016 I went to study in Australia and came back after 11 months (came back August 2017). I would like to go back to university and apply for student finance support, but I need to prove that I lived in UK for continues 5 years. I read in settlement scheme there is exception that if you were studying away for one period up to 12 months you could be still be entitled to be on settled scheme.
My question would be would it count if I went to study in Australia or it has to be EU country?