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.


If you started your course in 2018/19 you will be able to borrow up to £9,250.

The fee 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 2018/19
  • First time applicants should complete EU18N (PDF: 341KB)
  • Continuing students should complete an EUPR1a application from (PDF: 133KB)


Student Finance Services
Student Loans Company
PO Box 89

Tel: (+44) 0141 243 3570


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.


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 1.75%.  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.