This funding will be available for new students starting in 19/20 and those who are continuing please see the Government statement.
Republic of Cyprus
Entitlement to Tuition Fee Loan & Maintenance Loan
Nationals of the above countries who arrive before the 1st September in the first year of study and who undertake employment can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9250, a Maintenance Loan of up to £8,944 (if living away from the parental home), means-tested Supplementary Grants are also available.
To be eligible for Migrant Worker status you must meet the following criteria:
- were ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first year of their academic course
- has been ordinarily resident in the territory comprising the EEA and Switzerland throughout the three-year period preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course
- is engaged in “genuine & effective” work whilst studying . Genuine and Effective work has been defined by case law. For students this means that they must be employed for at least 10 hours a week, and the work must not be contingent on their study, for example working in the Students’ Union is reliant on you being a student and would therefore not qualify.
Students in receipt of certain welfare benefits, such as Housing Benefit, are able to receive additional loan amounts and should speak to a Student Adviser in the Advice Centre.
- New students should apply to SFE on-line or by using form PN1
- Returning students should apply to SFE on-line or by using form PR1
Family Members of EU/EEA nationals
If you are a close family member of a qualifying EU/EEA national (spouse/parent/child) you can also apply for a Tuition Fee Loan & Maintenance Loan in the same way as an EU/EEA national.