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EU Migrant Worker funding

FUNDING FOR EU/EEA MIGRANT WORKERS

This funding will be available for new students starting in 19/20 and those who are continuing please see the Government statement.

Qualifying countries:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Republic of Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden 
Iceland
Liechtenstein
Norway
Switzerland

 

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:

  1. were ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first year of their academic course
  1. 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
  1. 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:

http://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/1920/ft/sfe_pn1_form_1920_o.pdf

Returning students should apply to SFE on-line or by using form PR1:

http://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/1920/ft/sfe_pr1_form_1920_o.pdf

 

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.