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Student Finance Doctoral Help

Hi,

I have a PhD offer for which the deadline is today(!) and I stressing out whether I will be eligible for the doctoral loan and can therefore accept.

To explain, I am a British citizen based in England, but I have spent the past year studying abroad. I know they require that you have spent the past three years in the UK before applying for the loan. Does international study count as temporary time abroad, or would it stop me from getting the loan?
Original post by Histori
Hi,
I have a PhD offer for which the deadline is today(!) and I stressing out whether I will be eligible for the doctoral loan and can therefore accept.
To explain, I am a British citizen based in England, but I have spent the past year studying abroad. I know they require that you have spent the past three years in the UK before applying for the loan. Does international study count as temporary time abroad, or would it stop me from getting the loan?

Hi there,

Time spent abroad is fine to long as it was temporary.

For example, do you have any proof, like a temporary visa or contract?

Thanks, Graeme
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Original post by Graeme SFE
Hi there,
Time spent abroad is fine to long as it was temporary.
For example, do you have any proof, like a temporary visa or contract?
Thanks, Graeme

I had a student visa while I was abroad - is this sufficient? Will the fact that it is a student visa make a difference i.e. it shows that it was temporary and I was not a tax resident there?
Original post by Histori
I had a student visa while I was abroad - is this sufficient? Will the fact that it is a student visa make a difference i.e. it shows that it was temporary and I was not a tax resident there?

Yes If you send the evidence confirming the temporary break the assessors will review this accordingly for you. Thanks, Jason

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