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Tuition fee loans

Tuition fee loans for EU 2018/19 undergraduates

Tuition fees for EU students

Tuition fee loan, living costs and repayment information 

This page provides an overview of the government funding available to full-time EU undergraduates starting a course in 2018/19. As well as government funding, you could also receive additional funding from a scholarship.

A message from the Student Loans Company

If you are planning to study at a UK university this autumn, and you are an EU national, please read this funding statement from the Student Loans Company. For more information, please contact us.

Your tuition fee loan

Full-time and part-time EU undergraduates may be entitled to a tuition fee loan, which will cover the cost of your course.

You need to apply for your tuition fee loan by the end of May. You can still apply after this date, but if you do apply later you may not receive your money for the start of term. In order to be eligible, you must apply no later than nine months after the start of your course.

Tuition fee loan deadline: end of May.

Apply for your tuition fee loan

Am I entitled to additional support?

The majority of EU students are not eligible for UK government funding for living costs. 

If you are moving to the UK to study, make sure you have sufficient money to pay for your living costs before you start your course. 

If you have been living in the UK for five or more years before the start of your course, or you have been working in the UK, you may be entitled to additional support. 

Please contact us.


You do not have to start repaying your loans until you are earning more than £21,000 per year, unless you leave your course early. In this instance your eligibility will be recalculated to ensure you have only had a loan for the number of weeks you have been attending.  

Once you are earning more than £21,000 each year, you will pay back 9% of anything above the £21,000 threshold. Different repayment thresholds apply if you move to another EU country though. 

This chart gives you an idea about the amount you will repay based on the amount you earn if you work in the UK after studying.

Annual salary

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If you haven’t fully repaid your student loan after 30 years, your loan is written off. This means you won’t need to continue repaying the loan.

More information

Read more about student finance

For more information about student finance as an EU student, please visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs site