If you’re an EEA or Swiss national who is living and working in England, you could get the same student finance as a UK national. Content provided by Student Finance England.

You might also be eligible if a member of your family, such as your parent, husband, or wife, is an EEA or Swiss national, and is living and working in England – find out more.

Any loans you borrow have to be paid back, but not until you’ve finished or left your course, and your income is over the repayment threshold.


Eligibility

To apply, you must be:

  • an EEA or Swiss national, and have lived in the EEA or Switzerland for at least 3 years before the start of your course
  • living in England on the first day of the first academic year of your course
  • planning to study a course that qualifies for student finance
  • working or self-employed in the UK
  • working enough to reasonably support yourself throughout your studies

What's available?

If you're studying a full-time undergraduate course

You can get a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover the fees charged by your university or college, and a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs, such as rent and books.

There’s also extra help if you have a disability, or if you have children or an adult who depends on you financially.

If you're studying a part-time undergraduate course

If you’re starting a part-time course on or after 1 August 2018, you can get a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £6,935 to cover the fees charged by your university or college. You can also get a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs, such as rent and books.

There’s also extra help if you have a disability.

If you're studying a postgraduate course

If you’re studying a postgraduate Master’s course, you can get a loan of up to £11,222 as a contribution towards your course and living costs.

If you’re studying a postgraduate Doctoral course, you can get a loan of up to £26,445 as a contribution towards your course and living costs.

There’s also extra help if you have a disability.


How to apply

Applying to continue receiving student finance as a migrant worker

If you’ve previously had student finance as a migrant worker on your current course, you should apply online.

Applying as a migrant worker for the first time

If this is the first time you’ve applied for student finance as a migrant worker, you should apply on a PN1 form.

Along with your application, you’ll need to send Student Finance England your original passport or National Identity Card. You’ll also need to send evidence to show that you’re working in the UK.

Where to send your application form and evidence

Send your application form and evidence to:

EEA Migrant Worker Team
PO BOX 89
Darlington
DL1 9AZ


Once your application is approved

You must continue to be employed for the duration of your course to keep getting student finance as a migrant worker. If you stop working, or change employment, you need to tell Student Finance England straight away.

Student Finance England will email you during the academic year asking for evidence to show you’re still employed.

 

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