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.
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 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.
Students from Sweden may be able to apply for loans for study outside of Sweden.
Lånekassen provides financial support for education to Norwegian citizens. The State Educational Loan Fund may provide financial guarantees for study abroad on certain conditions.
The Icelandic Student Loan Fund offers student loans for tertiary education at institutions that make demands of the students compared 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
Other links for European applicants
Funding opportunities and other advice is available on the UKCISA website: www.ukcisa.org.uk
Many countries have scholarship programmes for students wanting to study abroad and it’s worth investigating these in your home country. There are also British Government-funded scholarship schemes available through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Overseas Development Administration or United Nations. You can find out more from the British Council, Embassy or High Commission in your own country or from www.britishcouncil.org and www.educationuk.org.
The application deadline for these scholarships may fall before our selection process is over, so you should ask if you can make an application in principle even though you may not yet have been offered a place at the School.