Student finance for new and continuing EU students studying full-time or part-time undergraduate courses in England.
EU students starting courses in 2021 to 2022
EU tuition fee support applications are now open!
EU students starting courses on or after 1 August 2021 must have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance. This does not apply to students who are Irish citizens.
The application deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021, but you must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.
It’s important that you’re aware of this requirement before applying for student finance, otherwise you will not be eligible for funding from us.
You should visit the EU Settlement Scheme information guide on GOV.uk for more information.
If you’re due to start a course in 2021 to 2022 but you’re unable to get to the UK by the start of the academic year, you’ll still be eligible for student finance. This exception has only been put in place due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19, you should travel to the UK to attend your course once it is safe to do so.
If your course will mostly involve online learning this year because of COVID-19, you’ll still be entitled to the same funding as if you were studying on site at uni or college.
If you’re expecting a Maintenance Loan payment, you must ensure you’ve registered on your course and you have a UK bank account which your student finance can be paid into.