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Student finance for Irish Citizens

Hi,

I was just wondering if any Irish students have applied for student finance yet? I've gotten to the point of "residency status" and I clicked "none of the above" and it told me that I may not be eligible for funding. Does anyone know what I should do?
Must I apply by paper form?
I'm an Irish citizen (Irish passport) who's lived in Ireland all my life.
Thanks.

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Original post by Coeoe
Hi,
I was just wondering if any Irish students have applied for student finance yet? I've gotten to the point of "residency status" and I clicked "none of the above" and it told me that I may not be eligible for funding. Does anyone know what I should do?
Must I apply by paper form?
I'm an Irish citizen (Irish passport) who's lived in Ireland all my life.
Thanks.

Hi there,

When does your course begin and when would you be moving to the UK? Thanks, Jason
Reply 2
Original post by SFE Jason
Hi there,
When does your course begin and when would you be moving to the UK? Thanks, Jason

End of September or start of October! Uhm I'll probably move in September! Thank you.
Original post by Coeoe
End of September or start of October! Uhm I'll probably move in September! Thank you.

Hi there,

Can you confirm if you will be applying for undergraduate or postgraduate course? Do you hold any qualifications currently?

Thanks,
Claire
Reply 4
Original post by Claire SFE
Hi there,
Can you confirm if you will be applying for undergraduate or postgraduate course? Do you hold any qualifications currently?
Thanks,
Claire

Oops sorry! I will be applying for undergraduate courses and no, I am a Year 13 (English) / Sixth year (Irish) student.
Hi Coeoe,

If you have been resident in the Republic of Ireland for the 3 years preceding your course and will only be moving to the UK in September you will be eligible for tuition fee funding only and will need to apply on a paper form rather than through your online account

Thanks,
Calum
Reply 6
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi Coeoe,
If you have been resident in the Republic of Ireland for the 3 years preceding your course and will only be moving to the UK in September you will be eligible for tuition fee funding only and will need to apply on a paper form rather than through your online account
Thanks,
Calum

Oh I see! Thank you so much! I'll go fill out the forms then! 🙏 Thanks for the help.
Hi Coeoe,

You're welcome, have a nice day :smile:

Thanks,
Calum
Reply 8
Hi again,

I have a few questions (I'm sorry some answers are probably somewhere but I can't seem to find it)

I was just wondering if I have to print out all 54 pages of the student finance form?
Or just the sections relevant to me?

Do I have to print it out in colour or can it be black and white?

I'm not too sure which sections I have to complete, what's the difference between getting student finance based on household income and not getting it based on income?

Recap: Irish citizen, offer for undergrad, no previous higher level qualifications.

Thanks so much.
Hi there.

Yes, all pages need to be printed and sent, even ones that don't apply as they need to see the full form.

It can be black and white.

If you are applying for Tuition Fees only, it won't ask about applying based on household income as this is only for a Maintenance Loan/grant's. Which form are you filling out? Thanks, Leah.
Reply 10
Original post by Leah SLC
Hi there.
Yes, all pages need to be printed and sent, even ones that don't apply as they need to see the full form.
It can be black and white.
If you are applying for Tuition Fees only, it won't ask about applying based on household income as this is only for a Maintenance Loan/grant's. Which form are you filling out? Thanks, Leah.

Hi,

Thank you!

I’m not sure what other forms there are, but mine is called the PN1 Form: Application for student finance for new students 2024/25. Apparently since I’m from Ireland, I cannot apply online. I’d also just like to confirm on whether I have to fill in the form physically by writing the answers in, or could I fill it in by typing /writing (with a stylus) the answers online and then printing it all out.
I also must send it in before May 17th right?

I apologise for all the questions; my parents don’t understand English well so I’ve been navigating everything by myself. Thank you 🙏
Original post by Coeoe
Hi,
Thank you!
I’m not sure what other forms there are, but mine is called the PN1 Form: Application for student finance for new students 2024/25. Apparently since I’m from Ireland, I cannot apply online. I’d also just like to confirm on whether I have to fill in the form physically by writing the answers in, or could I fill it in by typing /writing (with a stylus) the answers online and then printing it all out.
I also must send it in before May 17th right?
I apologise for all the questions; my parents don’t understand English well so I’ve been navigating everything by myself. Thank you 🙏
As you haven't been living in the UK for 3 years, it's a Tuition Fee only form you need to complete as you won't be entitled to a Maintenance Loan. You can find the correct form here: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

You need to select 'Studying in England and only qualify for support with tuition fees'. It will direct you to an EUN form.

You can fill the form in online then print it off, but you need to sign it physically with ink.

There isn't a deadline for EU applications to ensure the payments are on time, as the process is normally quick due to not applying for Maintenance Loan. The closing date is up to 9 months after the start of the Academic Year, but we would recommend applying as soon as possible. Thanks, Leah.
Reply 12
Original post by Leah SLC
As you haven't been living in the UK for 3 years, it's a Tuition Fee only form you need to complete as you won't be entitled to a Maintenance Loan. You can find the correct form here: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms
You need to select 'Studying in England and only qualify for support with tuition fees'. It will direct you to an EUN form.
You can fill the form in online then print it off, but you need to sign it physically with ink.
There isn't a deadline for EU applications to ensure the payments are on time, as the process is normally quick due to not applying for Maintenance Loan. The closing date is up to 9 months after the start of the Academic Year, but we would recommend applying as soon as possible. Thanks, Leah.

Ooh ok thank you so much!!
There are quite a few forms along with the EUN form, must I complete them too?
(Apart from the change in details like course and name form).

I really appreciate your help Leah. Thank you again.
Original post by Coeoe
Ooh ok thank you so much!!
There are quite a few forms along with the EUN form, must I complete them too?
(Apart from the change in details like course and name form).
I really appreciate your help Leah. Thank you again.

Hi there. No, in this case, we would only require the EUN application form on it's own from that site. Thanks, David
Reply 14
Original post by David SLC
Hi there. No, in this case, we would only require the EUN application form on it's own from that site. Thanks, David

Alright! I really appreciate the help! Have a good day :smile:)
Original post by Coeoe
Alright! I really appreciate the help! Have a good day :smile:)

You're very welcome. Any further queries please let us know. Thanks, Ross
Reply 16
Original post by Ross SLC
You're very welcome. Any further queries please let us know. Thanks, Ross

Hi again,

I've just started to fill out the EU24N form and I've run into some more questions.

1) I'm filling it out online with my Apple Pen and I'm wondering if it matters whether I write in Block Capital letters or not?

2) Do I base all the information on the uni and course I've firmed or on both my firm and insurance?

3) I'm a little confused about section 3d. If I've been and will be living at the same address for the three years before the start of the course, do I just fill out one box? Also my firm starts in October and my insurance starts in September. Do I enter 1/10/21-1/10/24 or 1/09/21-1/09/24?

4) Are there notes available for the EU24N? I've tried searching for it but the only notes that are available are for the PR1 or something.

Thank you!!
Hi Coeoe,

There's no requirement that I am aware of for the form to be filled in with capital letters. You can only include one course on the application form but this can be changed at a later date if necessary. You need to complete your residency details as accurately as possible. You can only include one course on your application as I mentioned previously so you will need to decide what course you are applying for and the term dates for this.

Thanks,
Calum
Reply 18
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi Coeoe,
There's no requirement that I am aware of for the form to be filled in with capital letters. You can only include one course on the application form but this can be changed at a later date if necessary. You need to complete your residency details as accurately as possible. You can only include one course on your application as I mentioned previously so you will need to decide what course you are applying for and the term dates for this.
Thanks,
Calum

Ah ok thank you so much.

I've only ever been living at my current address so...
I guess I will go with my firm choice, even if I probably won't get in 🙂
When will the details need to be changed by if I decide to attend my insurance instead?
Hi Coeoe,

There is no deadline to make changes to your application

Thanks,
Calum

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