EU & International Students
Finance information for EU and
International students in 2013-14
The Tuition Fees for
students starting and continuing in September 2013 will be £9,000
for full-time UK and EU students.
You can apply for financial
help to cover the cost of your tuition fees if you are an EU
national or the family member of an EU national. You will be able
to take out a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England
(Student Finance Services European Team) to cover
the cost of your tuition fees. This does not depend on your
How to Apply
- Download an application pack - use the form finder to get
the forms you need.
- If needed, send in proof
- Usually within 6 weeks you’ll get a letter confirming how much
If you’re a continuing student (you
got finance last year), you’ll be sent the application forms.
Grants and Loans
Full-time EU students who qualify for
a Tuition Fee Loan and additional help (eg a grant) can apply
online in the same way as a UK student.
British Chevening Scholarships
The British Chevening
Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
and the Department for International Development (DfID), are
prestigious awards which enable overseas students to study in the
The scholarships are offered
in more than 150 countries for study in any subject field for those
pursuing full-time postgraduate or second degree courses or
full-time research at a UK higher education institution.
The scholarships cover all or part of the cost of the period of
study. Preference is given to postgraduates or those already
established in a career and in countries receiving bilateral aid,
the development relevance of the course is important.
Candidates for the
scholarships are selected by British Embassies and High Commissions
overseas in consultation with the local British Council
representative. Application must be made through the
British Diplomatic Mission
in the students' country of
More information can be
found at your local British Council office or on the
British Council website
finance young Americans of high academic ability to study for a
degree in the UK. For further details go to the Marshall Scholarships
such as religious bodies and charities, sometimes award
scholarships, though they can be limited in size and scope. Local
newspapers and local British Council offices may also hold details
of these schemes as they become available
Websites to look at
A new development from the
British Council means that it is now possible to search for a
scholarship online. You can now find any scholarships that are
appropriate to your country of origin, level of study, subject, and
institutions where you are interested in studying. To try the
search o the Education UK website.
UKCISA is The Council for
International Education. They provide advice and
information about studying in the UK as an international
student. You can find more information by checking
out UKCISA website. The information is
intended as a guide to possible sources of funding for
international students who want to study in the UK.
Some other useful links
If you are looking for
funding to come at study in the UK the British Council is one of
the best places to start! Follow the links below to find the
details of your nearest British Council Office:
British Council Offices
Worldwide (by country)
The following publications
may be available in British Council Libraries, Ministry of
Education Offices and Local Libraries:
- International Awards -
Association of Commonwealth
Universities website contains brief information about
grants for students who wish to study at a Commonwealth
- Directory of Grant-Making Trusts
- Charities Aid Foundation. Provides
information on over 2,400 grant-making organisations in
- Guide to the Major Grant-Making
Trusts - Directory of Social Change.
Provides information on over 200 of the largest grant-making
organisations in Britain.
- Educational Grants Directory
- Directory of Social Change. Lists
over 1,100 educational charities and includes a small section on
awards for international students.
- Study Abroad -
UNESCO. Country by country list of
grants for studying in over 100 countries world-wide, including
Visit the Finance office website for further information for
international student fees.