Funding for EU students
EU tuition fee loan
If you have difficulties paying for your fees, you can apply for a loan which is repayable when you have finished your studies and have a job paying more than approximately £21,000 per year.* The Government pays the University on your behalf, in the form of a fees loan, and you pay back later through the tax system. In order to apply, you can either download the EU13N Form or apply online.
* This is the repayment threshold in the UK. Differences in living costs will be taken into account and therefore the repayment threshold may vary in different countries.
For further information on the student loan, please go to FAQs.
Foundation Level Tuition Fee Waiver
From 2012/13, a new £1 million scheme of total fee waivers for Foundation Year students (Level 0 of an undergraduate course), targeted at new home and EU students from low participation neighbourhoods in Southampton and the local region. This scheme will use the same application process as the National Scholarship Programme, although students will not be able to hold both awards. There are 75 Foundation Tuition Fee waivers available. For an application form or contact details for further information, click here.
National Scholarship programme
This scheme will be available to new EU undergraduate students starting a programme of study with us in 2012/13 and whose tuition fees are over £6,000 (deadline to be confirmed). To be eligible for a National Scholarship, applicants will need to have an annual household income of less than £25,000 and meet both the Government national eligibility criteria and the additional University eligibility criteria. For further information, click here.
Southampton Solent University offers a bursary to full-time undergraduate EU students, as follows:
Up to £400 bursary for each year of study, for students from lower income families, if you don't get the National Scholarship Programme (NSP).
Bursaries of up to £400 will be given to students whose household income is below £25,000, on courses with fees of £7,200 and above.
Once you have submitted the tuition fee loan (EU13N) and if applying for the EU bursary, you will automatically be sent out the EU13B form.
If you are from an EU country you may want to contact the Student Finance European Team,
for further information on EU funding and fee loans. Further information can also be found on the following website: www.direct.gov.uk
The Sport Scholarships
Sport Solent offers different levels of support to student athletes, based on their sporting talent and potential.
The High Performance Academy scholarship awards a discount of up to £1,000 on accommodation in halls,
with further benefits totalling up to £2,500.
Sports scholarships are also awarded: two in cricket and two in basketball, that cover the cost of tuition fees paid in the first year and provide a fees discount of 50% in future years.