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Undergraduate EU students

Full-time EU Students 2017/18 Entry

Tuition Fee Loan

EU students are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You may apply for all or part of the fee to the maximum payable for your course.

For students starting in the academic year 2017/18 the tuition fee for full time undergraduate courses is £9,250.

The Student Loans Company will pay the fee directly to the University on your behalf in three instalments – October 2017, February and May 2018.

The repayment of the loan will start when you have graduated and are earning a salary within the threshold taking into account the different living costs in the EU.

Am I eligible?

You can apply for a tuition fee loan if:

  • you are an EU national or a family member of an EU national
  • you have been living within the EEA and Switzerland for the three years immediately before the start of your course
  • your main reason for being in the EEA and Switzerland was not to receive full–time education

Help with living costs and other expenses

As well as help with tuition fees, you may be able to apply for help with living costs provided you meet certain residency conditions.

Help may also be available if you're a migrant worker from an EEA country or Switzerland, or the child of a Turkish worker in the UK.

Visit – student finance for the latest information on financial help for EU students.

University of Bedfordshire Bursaries and Scholarships

The University of Bedfordshire offers a range of bursaries and scholarships which EU students can apply for. See the scholarships and bursaries section for more details, updates and application forms.

Social Work Bursary

Students in the first year will receive £1,500 paid in three instalments by the University.

This NHS Social Work bursary is available to students who are progressing into their second year and is awarded at the discretion of the University.

Students must be ordinarily resident in England and who are on an approved non-graduate or undergraduate course (full time or part time). Those students that are unsuccessful in receiving the NHS Social Work Bursary in their second year, will continue to receive the University bursary.

The bursary is non-income assessed, which means that sources of income are not taken into account. The amount is dependent on individual circumstances.

Am I eligible?

For full details on the eligibility criteria, please contact the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA)

Nursing Bursary

The way some healthcare courses are funded changed from 1 August 2017.

If you're starting a Nursing, Midwifery or included Allied Health Professional (AHP) course after 1 August 2017, you'll need to apply to the Student Loans Company for your tuition fees and maintenance loan. It can take 6 - 8 weeks for your application to be assessed, so ensure you have access to enough money to meet your living and travel costs at the beginning of your course.

Eligible students may also be able to receive additional funding for child dependants.

Students in receipt of a student loan may be eligible to receive additional funding support through the Learning Support Fund, and if in extreme hardship once having exhausted all other means of funding, they can apply to the Exceptional Support Fund.

Nursing students are eligible for a means-tested bursary. It may take some time for your bursary to be processed and paid, so you are strongly advised to ensure you have ready access to enough money to meet your living and travel costs for the first 12 weeks of your course.

Am I eligible?

For full details on the eligibility criteria, please contact the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA)

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