UK Student Finance Eligibility
If you are a pupil studying in the UK, you might be able to borrow money to pay for university or college tuition fees, and to help with living costs. Besides, those who are on a low income, are disabled or have children might get extra money on top of their student finance.
If you are an international pupil looking to pursue your education in the UK and you hold Indefinite Leave to Remain or you intend to apply for it, IAS’ immigration lawyers can help you. Call us today or get in touch with our customer care team to find out more about our services.
UK student loan eligibility
Your UK student loan eligibility will be based on the following:
- Your university or college
- You course
- If you have studied a higher education course before
- Your age and personal circumstances
- Your nationality and UK immigration status
Non-UK nationals must hold UK settlement status on the first day of the academic year of the course to be eligible for student finance.
Can I get a student loan with indefinite leave to remain?
You can apply for Student Finance if you either:
- Are a UK national
- Hold Indefinite Leave to Remain (or an immigration status with no restrictions on how long you can stay) and you normally live in England
- Have been living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for 3 continuous years before the first day of your course.
Student finance for EU nationals
If you are an EU national and you are starting a course on or after 1st August 2021, you must have either settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to apply for student finance.
How to get student loan if you don’t hold ILR
You may also be eligible for a student loan if your UK immigration status is one of the following:
- Humanitarian protection
- Stateless person
- You have been given ILR because you have been the victim of domestic violence
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