Most EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals starting courses on or after 1 August 2021 may not be eligible for support from Student Finance England. Students whose courses start before 1 August 2021 will continue to get student finance for the rest of their course.
Find out what student finance you can get to help pay your tuition fees. If you’ve been living in the UK for at least five years before the start of your course you might be able to get help with your living costs.
EU students starting courses in 2021/22
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.
To apply for the EU Settlement Scheme you must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. The application deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021.
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.
If you’re an EU national and you want more information on whether you’ll be eligible for student finance in 2021 to 2022, visit https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies.
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