Funding in Europe

Student Finance England

Students from other EU countries other than the UK can apply for financial help with the cost of tuition in England. Additional help may also be available for migrant workers from an EEA (European Economic Area) country or Switzerland, and for children of a Turkish worker in the UK.

Denmark's State Education Grant and Loan Scheme

Every Dane over the age of 18 is entitled to public support for his or her further education. The State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme award support for student’s living costs. It is a system managed by the Danish Educational Support Agency (Styrelsen for Statens Uddannelsesstøtte) in collaboration with the educational institutions and under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Education. For studies in foreign countries, students are supported for four-year courses or for the last four years of longer ones.

Entente Cordiale Scholarship

Entente Cordiale Scholarships are prestigious awards that fund French postgraduate students who wish to study in the UK. The scheme provides a total of 20 scholarships each year. The maximum amount offered for a scholarship is £10,000, which is paid directly to the scholar and can be used as a contribution to tuition fees or living expenses during your year in the UK.

Student Aid

Students from Sweden may be able to apply for loans for study outside of Sweden.


Lånekassen provide financial support for education to Norwegian citizens. The State Educational Loan Fund may provide financial guarantees for study abroad on certain conditions.

NORAD (Norwegian Agency for International Development)

Contact local office for in-country funding opportunities.

The Schilizzi Foundation Hardship Grants

The Foundation makes awards to Greek nationals studying in the UK. Awards are normally made to Greek nationals pursuing undergraduate degree courses or vocational training in Great Britain where there is shown to be real need of financial assistance. Such help may be with books, tuition fees and living expenses. Priority is given to students in their final year of study and in circumstances of unforeseen hardship. Postgraduates and second year students will only be considered in very exceptional circumstances. Applications are available from the Foundation Secretary and these must then be submitted through the student counsellor/adviser at the student’s university/college.

Contact: The Secretary, The Schilizzi Foundation Rowan, Turweston, Brackley Northants, NN13 5JX


International Bolashak Scholarships

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships for Kazakhstan nationals. The scholarship for is granted not only to Masters and Doctoral students, but also Bachelors students. Grants are for tuition fees, living, visa fees, course costs and flight to place of study and return on completion.

Finnada (Finnish International Development Agency) 

Contact local office for in-country funding opportunities.

Icelandic Student Loan Fund

The Icelandic Student Loan Fund offers student loans for tertiary education at institutions that make demands of the students comparable to those made regarding university studies in Iceland. Courses of study qualify for loans if they are organised by an educational institution as full-time studies. Students may receive a loan for a total of up to 5 years, subject to satisfactory progress. Students progressing to Postgraduate studies may granted loans for a duration in excess of this up to a maximum of 10 years in total. Loans can be obtained for living expenses and tuition fees.

Contact: Borgartuni 2, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland

Telephone: +354 560 4000

Becas Mae Aeci

The Spanish Ministry of Abroad Affairs and Co-operation offer grants to Spanish students to cover living expenses and a small amount of fees.