Funding for EU Students Studying in the UK

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EU Student Finance in the UK

Funding support for EU students in the UK

If you are from the EU and wish to study in the UK, you are eligible to receive the same funding as a UK student for September 2020 entry.

EU students who wish to study an undergraduate course can apply for a tuition fee loan which covers the cost of your tuition fees in the UK, whilst postgraduate students are eligible to apply for government backed loans worth up to £10,000.

Tuition Fee Loans for EU Students

- Undergraduate

EU students who have lived within the EU for three consecutive years are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan.

Full or part-time student


Full-time at a private university or college


Part-time at a private university or college

Tuition Fee Loan

Up to £9,250

Up to £6,165

Up to £6,935

Up to £4,625

- Postgraduate

EU postgraduate students are eligible to apply for government backed loans worth up to £10,000. The funding is available for both taught and research postgraduate programmes, covers all disciplines and subjects and is available for full-time, part-time and distance learning students.

Maintenance Loan for EU Students

A maintenance loan is also available to help with living costs whilst studying in the UK.

  • EU students who have lived in the UK for a least five years are eligible to receive maintenance support
  • The amount a student receives is dependent on where they live and study
  • Maintenance loans have to be paid back, but not until a student has graduated and is earning over £25,000 per year

Additional Financial Support

Extra financial help and support is also available to students if they:

  • Have children
  • Have a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty
  • Are studying nursing, midwifery or other NHS related courses
Arrange your free consultation

Confused about your next step, or if you are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan? Arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London or Manchester today.

New EU Students

  1. Download an application pack - use the form finder to search the forms you need.
  2. Send in proof of identity, if needed.
  3. You’ll receive a letter confirming how much funding you are eligible for, usually within 6 weeks.

More information on applying for student funding as an EU student can be found here.


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