European students (EU) are worried about the fact that Brexit is happening, which will eventually affect their way to study in the UK. After the long and hard break-up between the EU and the UK, Brexit is making its way to change the diplomatic relationship between the two parties. A lot of changes are being made in terms of immigration rules and trade deals. The UK’s higher education is also facing the hard fact that its attraction towards EU and non-EU students is decreasing because of the potential for strict visa and immigration policies.
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Good news! There will be no changes in terms of immigration rules toward EU students until 2021, according to UK government website. This means:
Student finance application usually takes up to 8 weeks to proceed. Meanwhile, you will have to pay for tuition fees in the first month of enrollment. However, the loan will not be valid (the money will not be taken) up until the student finance pays your university. That's why we highly advise that if you're interested in studying in the UK and you have to make a loan to afford, apply as soon as possible! You don't need to secure a university place before applying for a student loan as the university application usually takes much less time to proceed.
You can apply for student finance at any time of the year and even if when you have not decided what or where to study in the UK. The loan will get approved but you will not be in debt up until the student finance company pays your university.
If you are a new EU student and you wish to apply to study in the UK for the first time, you can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover up to full tuition fees. You can apply by completing this form.
If you struggle with completing the form, you can contact the helpline to ask for help to apply online via Helpline - alternative formats only, email@example.com, 0141 243 3686. Or you can just contact us as your counsellor, we will support you through the application process.
If you are a continuing EU student, you can complete this form or read more information about your case here.
All the complete forms can be sent to:
Student Finance Services
Student Loans Company
PO Box 89
Before applying for student finance, it is better to contact your course provider to make sure the tuition fees and the amount you can apply for.
Or you can find out by contacting UKEC via firstname.lastname@example.org. UKEC has the best team of education advisors based in London, Manchester, Cardiff and etc., who can support you through the whole process of finding courses, applying and enrolling in your dream education.