Financial Help for EU Students
EU nationals who intend to study an undergraduate, foundation or postgraduate course in the UK, may be eligible to receive financial support from Student Finance such as Tuition Fee Loan and help with living costs.
EU Student Maintenance Loan
The Maintenance Loan is for students that need help to pay for living costs such as rent and food during their undergraduate studies. Unlike Tuition fee loans, the Maintenance Loan is paid directly to the student’s bank account in three different instalments throughout the academic year.
The amount of Maintenance Loan is not equal to every student and mostly depends on students’ personal circumstances. However, the average Maintenance Loan is around £6,800.
Master Loans for EU Students
EU students that are starting a postgraduate Master’s course can get a postgraduate Master’s loan of up to £11,222 to cover both tuition fees and living costs.
Some students may be entitled to receive extra amounts of money if any of the below applies to them:
- Single parent or single foster parent
- Have a partner that is studying full-time, and one parent is responsible for a child
- Have a disability
- Have been recognised as incapable of work
Student Finance England will require additional evidence to pay additional funds to students, so it is recommended to prepare the documentation well in advance before applying.