EU Funding

If you're a full-time student from the EU, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. However, living costs need to be funded through the authorities in your home country or by private funds.

If you've been a resident in the UK for five years or more (outside of education) before the start of your proposed course, it's worth checking if you qualify as a UK student instead.

EU Bursaries for low income students

In line with our support to UK students, Falmouth offers a Materials Award to all EU students who commenced their studies since 2016, and whose household income is assessed as being under £25,000 (or equivalent in their home currency). Students will need to have their household income assessed by Student Finance England in order to be considered for this.

EU students can also apply for the University's For Real and Edge Awards during their studies, and in the event of unforeseen financial difficulties, the University's Hardship Fund is also open to EU students, with a maximum potential award of £600.

EU students starting a degree in 2019-20

The UK Government has guaranteed that EU students starting a degree in 2019-20 will pay the same fees as UK students and continue to have access to student loans and other funding for the duration of their courses.

EU Student Funding and the UK referendum

The Student Loans Company regularly reviews the possible implications of Brexit on students from the EU. For more information visit the Student Loans Company website.

Applying to Student Finance England

To apply for a tuition fee loan, EU students currently need to complete a paper application. For further advice and to request an EU bursary form to have an assessment of your household income, contact the EU customer services team at Student Finance England:

Tel: +44 (0)141 243 3570
Email: EU_Team@slc.co.uk
Web: gov.uk/student-finance

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm

EU students wishing to study at postgraduate level may be able to apply for a postgraduate masters loan.