Funding for EU students

FUNDING FOR EU/EEA NATIONALS

***Brexit and Funding***

The situation is unclear, we will continue to update this page with information as, and when we receive it. 

Currently the UK Government has confirmed that regardless of a deal or no deal situation EU, EEA and Swiss National students who are currently in receipt of Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Advanced Learner Loans will continue to receive it.  The scheme will also remain open to those who enrol for the academic year 19/20 as long as they meet the current qualifying criteria.  This information can be found in the EU Exit agreement information from SFE

Current system students who are embarking on Erasmus year will need to ensure that their agreement is in place before the 29th March, in the event of no deal, to ensure that their funding is secured.

 

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 only 

Nationals of the above countries can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9250 in 2018/19 provided they meet certain eligibility criteria regarding residence, previous study, etc.

More information on the qualifying criteria can be found here :

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

New students should apply to SFE using form EU1:

Continuing students should apply to SFE using form EUPR1a:


Entitlement to Tuition Fee & Maintenance Loan

Nationals of the above countries can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9250, Maintenance Loan of up to £8,700 (if living away from the parental home and studying at Plymouth University) and means-tested Supplementary Grants.  As long as they have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 5 years prior to the first day of the first year of their course (normally 1 September).   If you have been in the UK for less than 5 years but have been working then you may be able to apply for full funding as an EU Migrant worker.  

The Maintenance Loan is made up of a non-means tested element and a means-tested element.

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.

 

More information can be found here:

http://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/1718/ft/sfe_new_continuing_eu_students_guide_1718_d.pdf

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 for Tuition Fee Loan or Tuition Fee Loan & Maintenance Loan in the same way as an EU/EEA national.