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Eligibility requirements

I am a British national but my wife lives here on a full visa. She has been accepted into Oxford Brookes University for an Engineering program, and has some funding from her home country (USA) but needs to cover the balance of tuition. Can we be considered for a loan to cover the balance?
Answered by Cicely Oliver
Hi Shawn,

I'm assuming you're living in England. Student Finance England (www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies) state the following for an undergraduate tuition fee loan:

Your nationality or residency status
You can apply if all of the following apply:

you’re a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (no restrictions on how long you can stay)
you normally live in England
you’ve been living in the UK for 3 years before starting your course
Non-UK nationals must have settled status on the first day of the first academic year of the course - which could be 1 September, 1 January, 1 April or 1 July.

Postgraduate tuition fee loan information can be found here:

www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan/eligibility

Oxford Brookes offer some scholarships and bursaries, dependent on the level of study and whether a home, EU or international student:

www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/finance/

Have you asked their advice?

Best wishes.
Cicely

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