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How To Apply For Student Finance UK: When and Why?

Updated: Jan 8

How To Apply For Student Finance ? Who can, and when can you apply for student finance?

What is Student Finance? It is loans for maintenance for students to cover their cost of tuition or cost of living. Hence, student finance options can be combined. A reason why some students take loans is to pay for expenses that their grants don't cover.

Therefore, student finance is a student loans or student grants for tuition fees and living costs, extra help and student loan repayments.

Who can apply? A UK national, an EU national from an EU who is under 18 and have lived in the UK for at least 7 years or 18 or over lived in the UK for at least 20 years or at least half of their life in the UK.

If you are 60 years or over you might get limited funding for your Maintenance loans if you are 60 or over for the first day of their first academic year of their course, studying full-time and your course started on after 1 August 2016.

Amount you get depends on your household income. Non-UK nationals can apply if they have settled status on their first day of the first academic year of their course- which could be 1 September, 1 January, 1 April or 1 July.

How to Apply for student #Finance

Remember you need to have applied to a college or university for : BA, BSc, or BEd, Foundation degree, Certificate of higher education, Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE), HNC, HND, Initial Teacher Training course, Integrated master's degree or Pre-registration postgraduate healthcare course.

How to get into a UK university as an international student

  • Ensure you meet all requirements.

  • Find a course and select your universities. ...

  • Write your personal statement. ...

  • Apply through UCAS.

  • Pay for Immigration Health Surcharge. ..

  • Apply for your visa.

  • Visa interview.

  • Start planning your journey.

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