Access to higher education and 19+ further education, for UK nationals coming to England from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (EEA) or Switzerland. Includes changes from the start of the 2021 to 2022 academic year.
Access to higher and 19+ further education before 1 August 2021
Check your eligibility and apply for:
Higher and 19+ further education courses starting from 1 August 2021
For courses starting from 1 August 2021, you will continue to be eligible for home fee status and be able to access HE and FE student finance or be funded for a 19+ FE course as long as:
- you are living in the EEA or Switzerland on 31 December 2020, and either:
- you lived in England immediately before moving there, and you have lived in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar for at least the last 3 years before starting a course in the UK
- you did not live in the UK immediately before living there, and have lived in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar for at least 3 years before starting a course in England
- you have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar between 31 December 2020 and the start of your course
- the course starts before 1 January 2028
Your children will also eligible for support on the same terms, even if they are not themselves UK nationals, as long as both you and they meet the conditions listed above.
You may be eligible for:
- HE tuition fee loans – to cover the cost of your HE course
- HE maintenance loans – to help with living costs while you’re studying
- advanced learner loans – to help with the costs of an FE course at a college or training provider
- postgraduate loans – to help with postgraduate course fees and living costs while you’re studying
Studying in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
UK nationals or their children who have never previously lived in the UK should contact the relevant funding body in the country they are planning to study in.
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