Scholarships, grants, bursaries, financial awards, loans… there are many financial support options for European Union students who wish to study a degree or postgraduate course in the UK. 

Some institutions in Spain, including Universia, La Caixa and many foundations have grants available to help Spanish students study in the UK.

Student finance in England : starting in 2020 and update 2021

EU full time students can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 per year to cover fees. Applications are made online and fees are paid directly to the institution. Students agree repayment terms with the Student Loans Company, on completion of their studies. EU students who begin their degree programmes in 2020 will not see these terms and conditions affected.  More information available on the UK government's website.

Find out more from the UK Government student finance in England website.

From 31st July 2021, international fees will be applicable to all EU students attending universities in England.  These will no longer be covered by access to Student Loans.  EU citizens with settled status in the UK will continue to access home fees and finance.   

Student finance in Wales

EU students can apply for tuition fee loans to study in Wales and may also be eligible for further financial support. Find out more about financing your studies in Wales on the Wales student finance website.

Student finance in Northern Ireland

EU students can apply for tuition fee loans to study in Northern Ireland. Find out more on the Student finance Northern Ireland website.

Student finance in Scotland 2020 and 2021

As an EU student at university in Scotland, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will cover your tuition fee if you start your studies before July 2021.  You will be eligible for this support for the duration of your studies.  

From 31st July 2021, EU students beginning a new course in Scotland will no longer be eligible for home fee status.  Each university will set its own fees for EU students so you are advised to  check this information on the relevant university webpages.  



This won’t change if you start a course at a university or further education institution in the UK before July 2021. You will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’ – in other words, you will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students, and you can still apply for a government-funded student loan, or have your fees paid by SAAS if you are studying as an undergraduate in Scotland. 

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