I'm a UK national, born in the UK and did my undergraduate degree there. For the past 2 and a half years I've been living and working in South Korea, teaching English. I am planning to return to the UK in September and I want to do a masters in Teaching English as a second language (which requires at least 2 years of English teaching experience, which I've been doing). But when checking eligibility for a masters loan it says I must have lived in the UK for the past 3 years. Is there no way around this? I'm surprised, especially when I want to study a course that requires experience working abroad. I have a permanent address in the UK- my parents house- where I lived before moving to Korea, and where I will move back to on my return.
Any insight would be much appreciated!
If I can't get the loan I'll have to give up my plan for the masters.