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If you are a student from an EU country, you may be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan and a University bursary.

For further information on EU student funding, please contact the EU finance team at Student Finance England (SFE) on +44 1412 433 570 or visit the GOV.UK website.

Important information for EU nationals and regarding student finance in England following the EU referendum

The rules will remain unchanged for EU nationals, or their family members, applying for a course at Solent in autumn 2017. The Student Loans Company (SLC) will assess applications against existing eligibility requirements, and will provide loans/grants in the normal way.

The government has also confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the 2018/19 academic year.

EU nationals (or their family members) who are currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the Student Loans Company, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course.

Read Southampton Solent University's statement.

Full-time EU students 

You can apply for your funding by completing the relevant form:

New students

Returning students 

If you cannot send your original passport/ID and want to send copies, you must have read and completed:

Certifier checklist

Evidence factsheet

If you need to make a change to your application you need to complete either EUC01 or the tuition fee loan request form:


Loan request form

Part-time EU students

Application forms for part-time funding are usually available from the summer before you start your course. 

  • New and returning EU part-time entrants can apply for a part-time tuition fee loan.
  • Returning EU part-time students who started their course before 2012 can receive a fee grant (non-repayable) to help with the costs of their tuition fees.

To find out more, please visit the GOV.UK website.

Latest news and updates

Changes to living cost support

The UK Government increased the residency requirement that EU nationals must meet in order to be eligible for living cost support. EU nationals who started their courses from the 2016/17 academic year onwards are required to demonstrate five years’ residency in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Students who started studying in higher education prior to 2016/17 are not be affected by these changes.

The increased residency requirement does not apply to UK nationals to whom the existing three year residency rule continues to apply. EEA migrant workers and their family members are also not affected by this change.

Information for EU Migrant workers

Some EU and Swiss worker students may be able to take out full UK government student funding. This would mean being classed as an EU migrant worker. However, it is complex and subject to many criteria and strict residency regulations. Please seek advice through the University's student funding team or UKCISA before applying.  

If you are assessed by SFE as an EU migrant worker or Swiss worker and are eligible for and received your student funding, you may then be able to apply to the non-repayable grants from the University.

EU and International Access Fund

If you are experiencing a short term financial emergency which is unforeseen and beyond your control then you should come and see the student funding team in the first instance. You will need to demonstrate that you had initially made adequate financial arrangements to support yourself throughout your studies, including paying your tuition fees and that your current situation is temporary. 

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