EU, EEA and Swiss National students starting their studies in 21/22 who have Citizen’s Rights

EU students starting a course 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. The application deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021, but students must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. It’s important that students are aware of this requirement before applying for student finance, otherwise they will not be eligible for funding. Students should visit the EU Settlement Scheme information guide on GOV.uk for more information on how to apply and see the International@CampusLife webpage for further info: EU/EEA/Swiss Students - Swansea University.

 

For those who do not have Citizen’s Rights the following funding options apply:

  • You will be classified as an international student and you will be subject to pay tuition fees at the international rate.
  • At Swansea, we wish to support EU students that will be affected by this change in status with an EU Transitional Bursary.
  • The bursary will be awarded as an automatic discount to tuition fees for EU students that join us in the academic year 2021/22 and will reduce the fees to the same level as UK tuition fees for those that are eligible.
  • This will apply for the duration of your course.

 

For those who have Citizen’s Rights the following funding options apply*:

(*Please note that the information provided below is presented as a guide, and students are advised to contact their funding provider to confirm their eligibility and entitlement to student finance.)

I live in Wales

Settled Status

  • EU students with settled status who are ordinarily resident in Wales can qualify for ‘home’ tuition fee status.
  • They will receive full undergraduate funding from Student Finance Wales (including tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and maintenance grants where applicable) as long as they have also:
    • Been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course.
    • Been ordinarily resident in Wales on the first day of the first academic year of the course.
  • They will receive access to the Postgraduate Loan as long as they have also:
    • Been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course.
    • Been ordinarily resident in Wales on the first day of the first academic year of the course.
  • Please refer to our ‘I live in Wales’ student finance page for up to date funding rates for the 2021/22 academic year.
  • Please contact us on money.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk if you have questions relating to your student finance, and contact Student Finance Wales for confirmation of your funding entitlement on 0300 200 4050 (undergraduate enquiries) or 0300 100 0494 (postgraduate enquiries).

Pre-Settled Status

  • EU students with Pre-settled status who are resident in Wales* can qualify for ‘home’ fee status, a tuition fee loan and can access the Postgraduate Loan.
  • Student Finance Wales students with Pre-settled status and 3 years residency in the UK prior to the start of the course will get access to full support (tuition fees and maintenance support); or if less than 3 years residency in the UK can access tuition fee support only.
  • Please refer to our ‘I live in Wales’ student finance page for up to date funding rates for the 2021/22 academic year.
  • Please contact us on money.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk if you have questions relating to your student finance, and contact Student Finance Wales for confirmation of your funding entitlement on 0300 200 4050 (undergraduate enquiries) or 0300 100 0494 (postgraduate enquiries).

 * The regulations around ordinary residence for EU Nationals differ depending on status and time in the UK. Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances. 

I live in England 

Settled Status

  • EU students with settled status who are ordinarily resident in England can qualify for ‘home’ tuition fee status.
  • They will receive full undergraduate funding from student finance (including tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and maintenance grants where applicable), as long as they have also:
    • Been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course.
    • Been ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of the course.
  • They will receive access to the Postgraduate Loan, as long as they have also:
    • Been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course.
    • Been ordinarily resident in England on the first day of the first academic year of the course.
  • Please refer to our ‘I live in England’ student finance page for up to date funding rates for the 2021/22 academic year.
  • Please contact us on money.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk if you have questions relating to your student finance, and contact Student Finance England for confirmation of your funding entitlement on 0141 243 3570 (EU student enquiries).

Pre-Settled Status

  • EU students with Pre-settled status who are resident in England* can qualify for ‘home’ fee status, a tuition fee loan and can access the Postgraduate Loan.
  • If you are an undergraduate student living in England with pre-settled status you will qualify for tuition fee support only (no maintenance loan). To qualify for this support, you must also be ordinarily resident in the UK, Gibraltar, EEA and Switzerland for the 3 year period prior to the first day of the first academic year of your course.
  • Postgraduate students with pre-settled status who are resident in England can access the Postgraduate Loan. To qualify for this support, they must also be ordinarily resident in the UK, Gibraltar, EEA and Switzerland for the 3 year period prior to the first day of the first academic year of your course.
  • Please refer to our ‘I live in England’ student finance page for up to date funding rates for the 2021/22 academic year.
  • Please contact us on money.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk if you have questions relating to your student finance, and contact Student Finance England for confirmation of your funding entitlement on 0141 243 3570 (EU student enquiries).

 * The regulations around ordinary residence for EU Nationals differ depending on status and time in the UK. Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances. 

I live in the Republic of Ireland 

Provisions in the Common Travel Area Agreement prevent less favourable treatment for Irish Nationals than EU/EEA Citizens. As such:

  • Irish Citizens will be treated as ‘settled’ as soon as you arrive in the UK – you do not need to apply for settlement via the EUSS.
  • If you are ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK and islands for 3 years prior to the first day of the first academic year of your course you will be fully funded by student finance. This means you will receive ‘home’ fee status, access to tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and grants where applicable, and access to the Postgraduate Loan.
  • If you have less than 3 years of ‘ordinary residence’ in the UK and islands prior to the first day of the first academic year of your course, but your residence has been in Common Travel Area, you will qualify for ‘home’ fee status and be able to access to tuition fee support only for undergraduate study, and you will be able to access the Postgraduate Loan.
  • Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances: money.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk

 

I do not have Settled or Pre-Settled Status

Certain groups of students may receive home fee status and may be able to access some statutory financial support from student finance. Some examples:

  • UK Nationals and their family members living in the EEA and Switzerland.
  • Family members of UK nationals living in the UK.
  • UK and EU nationals resident in Gibraltar.
  • UK nationals resident in the other British Overseas Territories.
  • Students living in the Crown Dependencies.

Levels of support vary according to circumstances such as residency status. Please contact Money@CampusLife for follow up advice & guidance if you believe you may be entitled to access student finance: money.campuslife@Swansea.ac.uk.

 

NHS Degree Funding

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 funding under the NHS Bursary Scheme. Please see our NHS Funding webpages for more information on funding your NHS course.

 

Continuing EU Students

If you are a continuing EU student on a degree programme that started before the 1st August 2021 please refer to our MyUni Page for further information.