EU

Tuition Fee Loan

Students who are usually living within the EU (not UK) and are starting their studies in academic year 2019/20 can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the full cost of tuition fees (subject to terms and conditions). They can do this by applying to Student Finance Wales.

FundingAmount per academic year
Tuition Fee Cost £9000
Tuition Fee Loan (Maximum) £9000

Tuition Fee Loan payments will be made directly to the University upon confirmation of your attendance each term, therefore no up-front payment is required.

NHS Wales Bursary Scheme

If you intend to study an NHS course at Swansea University and can commit to working in Wales, you should apply online via: www.nwsspstudentfinance.wales.nhs.uk 

If you cannot commit to working in Wales, you can apply for Tuition Fee funding through Student Finance, as above.

Graduate Entry Medicine

Year 1

Loan/Grant NameLoan/Grant Maximum AmountWho is EligibleMeans Tested?Repayable?How is it Paid?
Tuition Fee Loan Up to £5,535 Full-time EU Graduate Entry Medicine Students No Yes Direct to University
NHS GEM Fee Bursary  Not Available   N/A N/A N/A

All Graduate Entry Medicine students will need to self-fund the shortfall that the fee loan does not cover - the amount will be up to £3,465

Years 2, 3 & 4

Loan/Grant NameLoan/Grant Maximum AmountWho is EligibleMeans Tested?Repayable?How is it Paid?
Tuition Fee Loan Up to £5,535 Full-time EU Graduate Entry Medicine Students No Yes Direct to University
NHS GEM Fee Bursary  Up to £3,465 Full-time EU Graduate Entry Medicine Students No No Direct to University

If studying at Swansea University you should apply to Student Finance EU team for the Fee Loan and to the NHS Bursary Office in Wales for the Fee Bursary

Please visit the Student Finance Wales and www.nwsspstudentfinance.wales.nhs.uk website for more information

Maintenance Loan and Grant

Most students from a European Union country outside the UK will not be eligible for help with living costs, however if you have been in the UK for a number of years and if you meet certain strict residency conditions you may be able to be classed as a home student rather than an EU student and receive maintenance funding.

Help may also be available if you’re a migrant worker (or a relevant family member of such a worker) from an EEA country or Switzerland, or the child of a Turkish worker in the UK.

More information on eligibility to help with living costs can be found by contacting the Money@CampusLife Team, visiting www.gov.uk and following the appropriate links for EU students or you can contact the EU team on 0141 243 3570.

If you do not meet the residency requirements to help with living costs it is important that you consider how you intend to meet all of your expenses whilst you study.

*BREXIT UPDATE*

Students starting their studies in 19/20

The UK government have confirmed that all EU students who start their studies in 2019/20 will continue to be entitled to student finance for the duration of their course, regardless of any further changes following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Students starting their studies in 20/21

The Welsh Government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in 20/21 will be eligible to receive Home fee status and loans and/or grants from Student Finance until they finish their course, subject to existing eligibility criteria. The full written statement can be found here for further information.

Please note: Students completing an undergraduate programme and then commencing a new programme of study after 20/21 are considered as New students as they’re enrolling onto a New course. Therefore funding eligibility will be subject to the funding regimes available at the time for New students when starting a new course, regardless of whether the student started their Undergraduate course in 20/21 or prior.

For example: EU students starting an UG course either before or during the 20/21 academic year are eligible to receive loans and/or grants to complete their UG course, however if they decide to progress their studies and start a Postgraduate course or a Graduate entry level program after 20/21, they are subject to whatever funding regimes are made available at the time of starting a new course.

At the current time Home Fee Status and access to tuition fee funding has NOT been agreed beyond 20/21. We’ll be updating this page as soon as any further information is issued by the Welsh Government. If you’d like further guidance please get in touch with the Money@CampuslIfe team by sending us an email: money.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk