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SFE eligibility on spouse visa married with a UK national

Hi I am inquiring to know if i would be eligible for a tuition only fee with given circumstances:

1. Married to a UK national
2. Lived in UK for last 3 years before first day of first academic year
3. On a 5 years spouse visa route to ILR (currently 3 years in but ILR has to be applied when 5 years mark is completed)
4. 25 years old
5. Computer science subject
6. Nationality Pakistani

My only confusion is that if I would be able to apply for a tuition fee only funding considering my stay here has to be renewed on the 5 years mark of my spousal route. Would I still be able to get tuition only loan before I receive my ILR?
Original post by Warissaly
Hi I am inquiring to know if i would be eligible for a tuition only fee with given circumstances:
1. Married to a UK national
2. Lived in UK for last 3 years before first day of first academic year
3. On a 5 years spouse visa route to ILR (currently 3 years in but ILR has to be applied when 5 years mark is completed)
4. 25 years old
5. Computer science subject
6. Nationality Pakistani
My only confusion is that if I would be able to apply for a tuition fee only funding considering my stay here has to be renewed on the 5 years mark of my spousal route. Would I still be able to get tuition only loan before I receive my ILR?

Hi there,

What date did you move into the UK? When are you looking to start university?

Thanks, Ross
Reply 2
Original post by Ross SLC
Hi there,
What date did you move into the UK? When are you looking to start university?
Thanks, Ross

Hi there,

Moved into UK in November 2020 (but my first approx. 1 and a half years i resided as a student) I was granted my first of 2.5 years spousal visa on March, 2022 (which will be renewed in October this year and i will be granted another 2.5 years visa). I am looking to apply for Uni in September 2025 🙂 (please note by by the time i apply i wont still be residing in UK on an ILR but a 2.5 years spousal visa which eventually (after applying before its expiration) will be turned into an ILR (5 years route)…

But i will have resided as the family member of a UK national (my wife) for the last 3 years in UK before start of first day of academic year

Thankyou for your reply
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by Warissaly
Hi there,
Moved into UK in November 2020 (but my first approx. 1 and a half years i resided as a student) I was granted my first of 2.5 years spousal visa on March, 2022 (which will be renewed in October this year and i will be granted another 2.5 years visa). I am looking to apply for Uni in September 2025 🙂 (please note by by the time i apply i wont still be residing in UK on an ILR but a 2.5 years spousal visa which eventually (after applying before its expiration) will be turned into an ILR (5 years route)…
But i will have resided as the family member of a UK national (my wife) for the last 3 years in UK before start of first day of academic year
Thankyou for your reply

Thank you so much for confirming.

You should be eligible for full support when you are ready to go to university.

We would need some evidence of your status and relationship:

Home office letter confirming status

Written residency for the 3 years prior to the start of your Academic Year

Proof of relationship - marriage certificate

Your Original ID

Spouse Original ID


Thanks, Ross
Reply 4
Original post by Ross SLC
Thank you so much for confirming.
You should be eligible for full support when you are ready to go to university.
We would need some evidence of your status and relationship:

Home office letter confirming status

Written residency for the 3 years prior to the start of your Academic Year

Proof of relationship - marriage certificate

Your Original ID

Spouse Original ID


Thanks, Ross

Hi Ross,

Thankyou for such a quick reply, one last question

I had read on the government website regarding this matter and to my understanding it said that I would be eligible for tuition only finance as I would have lived in UK as a spouse for the last 3 and a half years before starting Uni as my first 1 and a half year of being in UK was on a student visa initially and wouldn’t count towards residency term

Its such a great news if I could be eligible for a full
loan
Original post by Warissaly
Hi Ross,
Thankyou for such a quick reply, one last question
I had read on the government website regarding this matter and to my understanding it said that I would be eligible for tuition only finance as I would have lived in UK as a spouse for the last 3 and a half years before starting Uni as my first 1 and a half year of being in UK was on a student visa initially and wouldn’t count towards residency term
Its such a great news if I could be eligible for a full
loan

Hi there,

If you have any further questions then do let us know. Thanks, Jason
Reply 6
Original post by SFE Jason
Hi there,
If you have any further questions then do let us know. Thanks, Jason

One quick question I had read on the government website regarding this matter and to my understanding it said that I would be eligible for tuition only finance as I would have lived in UK as a spouse for the last 3 and a half years before starting Uni as my first 1 and a half year of being in UK was on a student visa initially and wouldn’t count towards residency term

Is this true to my case or would i be eligible for full support
Original post by Warissaly
One quick question I had read on the government website regarding this matter and to my understanding it said that I would be eligible for tuition only finance as I would have lived in UK as a spouse for the last 3 and a half years before starting Uni as my first 1 and a half year of being in UK was on a student visa initially and wouldn’t count towards residency term
Is this true to my case or would i be eligible for full support

Hi,

You would be eligible for full support. Our eligibility can change, so closer to the time I would advise to recontact us to re-confirm.

Thanks, Ross
Reply 8
Original post by Ross SLC
Hi,
You would be eligible for full support. Our eligibility can change, so closer to the time I would advise to recontact us to re-confirm.
Thanks, Ross

Thankyou for your assistance, you’ve been very helpful:smile:
You're welcome. If you have any further questions you can contact us on this platform.

Thanks, Drew

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