tuitionfeeloan

EU Tuition Fee Loans

Eligible full-time non-UK EU students can defer their tuition fee payment by applying to the Student Loans Company for a tuition fee loan. The loan allows you to defer the payment of your tuition fees and means that you do not need to pay fees whilst studying. It is not possible to defer payment of your tuition fees through any other method. Further information about tuition fees can be found here.

Amount

If you start your course in 2017/18 you will be able to borrow up to £9,250.

If you started your course from September 2012 onwards you will be able to borrow up to £9,000 in 2016/17

If you started your course after September 2006 but before September 2012 you will be able to borrow up to £3,465 in 2016/17.

The loan is paid direct to the institution on behalf of the student and you pay the loan back to the Student Loans Company once you have graduated.

How to apply

For 2016/17
  • First time applicants should complete an EU16N (PDF:240KB)
  • Continuing students should complete an EUPR1a application form (PDF:100KB) - the EU Team should send you this form automatically.
For 2017/18
  • First time applicants should complete EU17N (PDF: 220KB)
  • Continuing students should complete an EUPR1a application from (PDF: 107KB)

Contact

Student Finance Services Non UK Team
Student Finance England
PO Box 89
Darlington
DL1 9AZ

Tel: (+44) 0141 243 3570

Repayment

You do not need to start repaying your loan until the April after you leave your course or you graduate - whichever is sooner and only when you are earning enough. Information about Tuition Fee Loan repayment thresholds for EU students is available from the Student Loan Company. These thresholds take into account differences in living costs depending upon where you will be living once you have graduated. For repayment enquiries take a look at the Student Loans Company repayment portal.

Interest

You are charged interest on your loan from the moment you receive the first instalment until you have paid it off in full. If you started your course before September 2012 interest rates vary because they are linked to the rate of inflation.  The current interest rate is 1.25%.  If you start your course after 1st September 2012 will vary and will depend on the rate of inflation and also how much you earn after you graduate.