If you are from the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and are studying, or planning to study, in the UK you will have a number of considerations.
If you’re starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have Settled or Pre-settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme (open new window to: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance. If you have Settled Status, you are likely to receive both the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan. If you have Pre-Settled Status, you will receive the Tuition Fee Loan.
If you’re coming to the UK from 1 January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to study. However, if you have a family member with Citizens Rights in the UK, you can apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. You must do this within 90 days of arriving in the UK. Under this scheme, if you are granted Pre-Settled Status based on your family member, you will receive the Tuition Fee Loan only. If you starting working, you may be able to access full support (the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan).
Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.
When you apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, you will be given Settled or Pre-Settled Status. You will also need to apply for an EU Share Code. When you apply for this, apply under the heading "Another Reason". EU Share Codes are valid for thirty days.
If you are a new student and have Settled Status, you can:
- Apply online to SFE. You will need your EUSS Status Award letter and your EUSS Share Code.
If you are a new student and have Pre-Settled Status, you can:
If you are a returning student. Apply to SFE in the normal way. You do not need an EU Share Code.
Migrant Worker status is a complex area and we encourage you to get advice and support. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment – when you email us, tell us:
- your DMU student number (P number)
- that you’d like to apply for Migrant Worker status
- your telephone number so that we can arrange an appointment