Important information for EU students starting courses in 2021/22

Student Finance England

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Publication date: 08 January 2021

Help your EU students to prepare for 2021/22

EU students starting courses on or after 1 August 2021 must have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance. This does not apply to students who are Irish citizens.

To apply for the EU Settlement Scheme they must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. The application deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021.

It’s important that your EU students are aware of this requirement before applying for student finance, otherwise they will not be eligible for funding from us.

You should encourage EU students to visit the EU Settlement Scheme information guide on for more information on how to apply for settled status.

For more information on EU nationals applying for student finance in 2021 to 2022, visit

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